Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Tacoma, Olympia, Puyallup, or another South Sound Spot?
We’ve got you covered with our weekly guide to free and affordable fun for families in the South Puget Sound. My favorite thing about this weekend’s list? Lots of it is FREE!
Want to go sledding or play in the snow? Here’s our guide! Do check the weather-it’s been warm and wet.
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Silly, Wonderful You StoryTime at most Barnes and Noble stores. 11AM We do suggest calling your location to confirm, as we have found participation to be inconsistent.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions It’s a Valentine craft today.
Family craft time at Michael’s stores Make a chalkboard frame with the family from 1-3PM
South King County
Visit the HCC Mast Center at Redondo The center and its touch tanks of sea critters are free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 Back open!
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Public Library Stories and Lego building time 11AM
Take Your Child to the Library Day at the Puyallup Public Library 10-4:30 Drop in for fun activities through out the day. Link has full schedule (scroll down).
Family nature walk at Titlow Park Join volunteer naturalists for free walks. Not suitable for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up. 10AM
Family story time at the Summit Library 10AM Stories, songs, and rhymes for young children and a favorite grown up
Kids’ Code Club at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Library Every Saturday at 9:30
Play and grow storytime at the Wheelock Library 10:30 Every Saturday
Free family nature walk at Wapato Hills 10AM Volunteer naturalists lead free nature walks. Not recommended for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up!
Crazy math games at the Fern Hill branch of the Tacoma library 1-2PM math activities and stem fun for grades K-5 A grown-up should stay.
Read With A Daffodil Princess Special, free story time events with the Daffodil Princesses. Bring your cameras! 11AM at Steilacoom, Buckley, Eatonville, Sumner, Gig Harbor, and University Place.
1PM at Parkland/Spanaway, Edgewood, Milton, Orting, South Hill, Bonney Lake, and Graham.
Fannish Expressions at the University Place Library panels and workshops on cartooning, cos play, and stage fighting for fans of Dr.Who, Star Wars, and more. For ages 9 and up. Sort of looks like a teen thing to me. What do you think?
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is Wild Weather. Children’s show at 12:30 or 2PM; all ages at 3:15. The children’s show is shorter and interactive. Henry LOVED it. Seriously-this is a Great outing. Go! You do want to buy tickets in advance or bring cash. No cards are accepted at the door.
Olympia Family Theater Presents Charlotte’s Web Also a special daytime showing of Let’s Play: Aladdin. These are short, interactive shows for young children.
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location. .
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center The center is free to visit. Note that the link opens a detailed pdf
Family program at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor 1-3PM crafts and fun celebrating the culture of Croatia today
Pier Into the Night with Harbor WildWatch See what sea creatures divers bring up.
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location.
If you’re one of my Tacoma area friends, no one knows for sure, but our best guess is that Monkey Shines will be out sometime early Monday morning. Read more about that here.
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