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!
You, Me, We event in Kent Live performances, hands-on art projects, bounce houses, and 1.00 hot dogs! This is a great community event. 6-8:30
Want to go sledding or play in the snow? Here’s our guide!
Featured Sponsor: Want a winter road trip? January weekends you can head up to the Skagit River to see the eagle migration! Once you get there, practically everything is Free, and the eagles are beautiful.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions It’s a Valentine’s Day tic tac toe game.
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Lifting literacy and magician Jeff Evans at the Maple Valley Library 10AM-12 Drop in and read, get help choosing books from literacy specialists, and enjoy free magic beginning at 10:30
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!
Now through the 29th-The Sportsmen’s Show is at the Puyallup fairgrounds. Highlights for kids include Brutus the bear, and the kids’ fishing pond.
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Public Library Stories and Lego building time 11AM.
This *Might* be the morning to look for monkeyshines
Featured Sponsor: Open House at Charles Wright Academy. If you’re considering school options, you really do owe it to yourself to do a go-see at CWA, one of the very finest schools in the region. Personalized tours, chance to meet faculty, and more 10AM-12:30
Cinderella in Spain at the Tacoma History Museum. 1-2PM Bilingual adaption of the classic tale from Seattle Opera, suitable for all ages. Admission is 5.00 or included with museum entry. Show only admission does not include the museum.
Inventors’ Day with the Tacoma Historical Society and Tinkertopia. Free event. Learn about inventions; make one of your own!
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 Swasey Library 10:30 2seats left as of this writing. Go fast! For ages 6-14 with a grown up. Also offered at Moore-at 2:30 2 spots left at that one as well. Missed it? You can get the kit from (affiliate link) Amazon. It is the BEST toy I ever bought. Seriously. There is also an after school time at Mottet next Tuesday.
Family nature walk at the Tacoma Nature Center. 1PM Volunteers from the Tacoma Nature Center lead a free walk. You are Required to register now. Not suitable for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up.
Learn about the giant trees of Pt. Defiance Part I. 9AM. certified arborist will tell you about one of the park’s tallest trees! 4.00 per person or 12.00 for a family. Very little walking required. Part II is a separate program that includes an immersive walk through some of the park’s beautiful trails. You can do one or both programs. They are also offered different days. I do Not believe you have to do Part I to register for Part II, though you may want to check on that.
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.
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
Olympia family theater presents Starry Messenger A fable for all ages inspired by Galileo
Free Recess Monkey Concert at the Lacey Campus of South Puget Sound Community College Don’t miss your chance to jam with the kindie rockers for free
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center and enjoy, “Tinkering,” projects. At 1PM participants ten and up can tour the treatment plant-you must have closed toe shoes. The center is free!
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location.
Empower U. event and lunch for stressed and overwhelmed mothers presented by the Junior League of Olympia
Key Peninsula Crab Feed Annual community fundraiser. Kids’ tickets available. Menu includes fresh crab plus spaghetti and fixings.
You may have to cross the bridge for more 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!
Lunar New Year Celebration in the Lincoln District in Tacoma. Vendor booths, live performances, food, and games
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