Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids this weekend? We’ve got you covered with fun for kids in Tacoma, Kent, Olympia, Gig Harbor, and all over the South Sound! Make it a great one!
Want to go sledding or play in the snow? Here’s our guide! As of this writing, the snow play area at Paradise is still open, but we suggest you double check weather and road conditions before heading to any of these spots.
The state hs basketball tournament is going on this weekend. Just take your earplugs if you go!
Good Night, Good Night Construction site story time 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 Sprout nature journal. Supplies included!
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
Our wildlife patients will not be joining us for the baby shower, but we do have a few educational critters that we plan to set up in our enclosures to give you an idea of how they are housed. We have our band-tailed pigeons, our pileated woodpecker, and Flower the one-eyed opossum! They need more experience being looked at so feel free to join us!
Puyallup/Greater Pierce County
Grab your camera! It’s Read with a Princess time at area libraries. Princesses from the Daffodil Festival will read with children and be glad to pose for pictures. These are free events, and the Daffodil Princesses are great role models. They’ll be at Buckley, Eatonville, and Graham Libraries at 11AM, at Summit and Sumner at 11AM at Bonney Lake at 1PM and at Fife, Milton/Edgewood, Orting, and South Hill at 2PM (See below for times in Tacoma and Gig Harbor).
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Public Library Stories and Lego building time 11AM
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Grab your camera! It’s Read with a Princess time at area libraries. Princesses from the Daffodil Festival will read with children and be glad to pose for pictures. These are Free events! Parkland/Spanaway, Steilacoom, Summit, Tillicum, and UP at 11AM.
South Sound Sustainability Expo Lots of booths and info. on sustainable living; children’s activities; book exchange At the Convention Center, with some activities and food trucks in Tollefson Plaza
Rube Goldberg Leprechaun Trap contest at Tinkertopia. 15.00 per person-register your team and build the most creative Leprechaun trap with Miss Darcy.
Coast to Coast Comic Con at Destiny City Comics costume contest, special comics. If you are a Serious comic buff, you probably know that the big Emerald City Comic Con is up in Seattle this weekend.
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 suitable for ages 3-12! Do bring cash or get your tickets in advance.
Hoops for Heroes. It’s Army vs first responders in this charity basketball game
If you are a military family, the JBLM Operation Baby Shower for new or expectant parents is today Definitely worth going for the freebies.
Grab your camera! It’s Read with a Princess time at area libraries. Princesses from the Daffodil Festival will read with children and be glad to pose for pictures. These are Free events! Dupont at 1PM.
Native plant festival in Tumwater Plant festival and hands-on activities for kids, booths, and more
Spring Fling festival at the Thurston County fairgrounds. booths and vendors
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location. 5.00 admission covers the whole family
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center and learn about nature’s engineers today. Presentation at 2PM with building themed activities all day. The center is free.
Grab your camera! It’s Read with a Princess time at area libraries. Princesses from the Daffodil Festival will read with children and be glad to pose for pictures. These are Free events!Key Center at 11 and Gig Harbor at 1.
Health and Safety Expo with Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One variety of health screenings; not a kids’ event, but I think they’d get to see trucks and firefighters, which might be worth it for transportation loving kiddos.
Pier Into the Night with Harbor WildWatch night time event with live divers bringing up sea critters
Father/Daughter dance from St.Nicholas open to the public; limited to the first 200-tickets available for 30.00 per pair/8.00 additional child 6-8PM at the Canterwood Country Club
Portrait Party free community festival at the Tacoma Art Museum 12-4 Free admission to the museum and exhibits; probably of interest to older children. You can see the full schedule here. If you go, don’t miss getting a Polaroid portrait with our friends Ike & Tash and their group for girls, And Her.
5.00 off admission at LeMay America’s Car Museum To celebrate their 5th anniversary on the 5th of very month ACM will offer a 5.00 discount on admission plus a 5.00 special. Today it’s 5.00 rides in CXC racing simulators in the ACM Speed Zone. Note from SFM: This is a spendier museum, and they don’t do free library passes, so this is really a deal worth considering. Don’t miss the Kids’ Zone if you go.
New Parent Meet-Up at the Sumner Library 1PM parents/caregivers of babies up to 2. Babes can socialize while parents chat. Info. on community resources; coffee, optional gear/clothing trade.
Sukiyaki Dinner at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple Annual dinner open to the public with teriyaki, sukiyaki, and other items
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