The Foss Maritime Museum will be hosting a Pier Peer event February 19th. This is an evening event from 8:00-9:00PM, and kids get to bring flashlights (byofl) and check out the curious sea creatures that are attracted to the dock lights. They also get special scoopers to help them get a closer look at their finds. Flash lights….sea creatures…..what kid wouldn’t be sold on that? People for the Puget Sound have been hosting these events in the Seattle area and Olympia for a while, but this month will mark only the second event in Tacoma. Now, the website says children should be 8 years old, but I called and talked to Gabby at People for Puget Sound, and she said if you have a curious and well behaved six or seven year old, he should be just fine. You probably wouldn’t want to take kids much younger, mainly because it is pretty late for preschoolers to be up. Afterwards, there is hot cocoa and time for some junior scientist conversation. It’s 10.00 for non member adults and kids are free. It probably won’t fill, but it’s a good idea to register anyway. In addition to your flashlight, you’ll want to bring a lifejacket if you have one (you can borrow one if you don’t), and make sure to dress in warm layers with sturdy footgear, as the dock will be slippery. If you’re interested in these events in the Hood Canal or Olympia area, you can get info. on those dates from the same registration link.
Never heard of the Foss Maritime Museum? It’s one of my very favorite outings-a must-do if you have a preschooler who like things that go. I bumped up a previous post so you can just go one down and read all about it.
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I’m working on some Valentine’s ideas for later today. Don’t look now, but I see some sunshine….you might want to grab your nearest kid and make a break for it!
Photo credit: Foss Maritime Museum/People for the Puget Sound