Need something to do with the kids Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Here’s your weekly guide to South Sound family fun with great, free and low cost things to do in Tacoma, Puyallup, and your South Sound home! Read on for all of it!
Fridays are a big day for story times. Check a branch near you!
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Want to go sledding or play in the snow? Here’s our guide!
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Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions Make a, “Cocoa mug,” picture from craft sticks today.
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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!
Family matinee at the Eatonville Library 2PM
World’s Greatest Hobby On Tour. Family friendly train show with ride-on Thomas and play area at the Puyallup fairgrounds. Free admission for kids.
Bilingual story time at the Fife Library 10:30. stories in Spanish and English
Family game night at CJHS in Fife. Fundraiser for the school’s music department with Bingo tournament for the kids, silent auction and other fun. Ticketed event.
Think Snow at the Bonney Lake Library Enjoy cocoa and make paper snowflakes! 2PM
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Public Library Stories and Lego building time 11AM. There is also a drop-in read to a dog time today. Clover the Dalmatian is on deck at 2PM.
Stories of our Lives event at the Karshner Museum. a celebration of stories with guest storytellers, family crafts, and more. These events are always well done.
Parent Map’s South Sound Preschool Preview. Are you looking for a preschool for next year? Do, “One stop shopping,” at this FREE event with information about preschools around the South Sound. 2-4:30 PM at the Morgan Family YMCA. It’s free, but they’d love for you to register here!
Free family flick at the Grand in Tacoma It’s Spirited Away. Doors open at 9:30; movie at 10. Free to the first 100 courtesy of Colombia Bank
Play and Grow Storytime at Wheelock 10:30. stories, rhymes, and songs for young children and a favorite grown up
Snap circuits event at the Mottet Library 7 seats left as of this writing. Go fast! For ages 6-14 with a grown up. 10:30 Missed it? You can get the kit from (affiliate link) Amazon. It is the BEST toy I ever bought. Seriously.
Family nature walk at Oak Tree Park Naturalists lead free walks; not suitable for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up 10AM Note-These are FREE, but registration is now Required. You can do that through the provided link.
Frog and Toad at Tacoma Musical Playhouse Two shows today; one Sunday- autographs and photos with the cast are available after the shows!
Block Play at the Parkland/Spanway Library 10AM. Drop in and build!
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium Children’s show at 12:30 or 2PM; all ages at 3:15. The children’s show is shorter and interactive and now expanded to suit ages 3-12! My kiddo LOVED it. Seriously-this is a Great outing. Go! You do want to buy tickets in advance or bring cash.
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center and learn about amphibians today. Advance registration required for the morning workshop and/or the egg mass identification training after. Anyone can enjoy amphibian themed crafts and activities in the center throughout the day. The center is free!
OFS Kids Club presents a free showing of Trolls at Capitol Theater Free for 12 and under; general admission is 8.00 or 5.00 for members. Doors open at 10:30; film at 11
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location.
You may have to cross the bridge for organized fun this weekend! Your Michael’s does usually do the kids’ craft. You could also check out the touch tanks at the Skansie Visitors’ Center, visit the Harbor History Museum, or go play at Discovery Village, the Y, or one of your great parks or trails. If you know a fun happening I missed, let me know!
Lion dance to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Uwajimaya in Renton 3PM
Free day for City of Tacoma residents at the Point Defiance Zoo. Proof of residence, such as a utility bill, and a photo id are required
Free day for City of Tacoma residents at the Point Defiance Zoo Proof of residence, such as a utility bill, and a photo id are required
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