Looking for things to do with the family in Tacoma, Olympia, or Gig Harbor this weekend?
Welcome to our guide to free and affordable family fun all over the South Puget Sound! We have one just like it up every Friday!
Want to go sledding or play in the snow? Here’s our guide!
The Lantern Light Festival continues at the fairgrounds in Puyallup. I wrote about this event for Parent Map. Short version? The lanterns are lovely, but this is a Very expensive event that I would not recommend for most families unless you are super crazy about lanterns and lights. If you’ve gone and had a different take on it, let me know!
Free admission at this super fun spot from 5-9PM the first Friday of the month. They are now suggesting a donation of 5.00/per family. It’s an, “Around the World,” theme today!
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions; paint a Snowman Canvas today.
Kids’ Workshop at Home Depot It’s a block calendar today. You are now asked to register for these popular, Free kids’ building events.
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!
Visit the historic hatchery in Puyallup always free and interesting!
or try PlayBlocks story time at Fern Hill 10:30
Tacoma Resident free day at the Point Defiance Zoo photo id and proof of residence, such as a utility bill, is required.
Coloring and cookies at the Swasey Library Free, drop in event 10-11:45
Roominate at the Dupont Library 11AM-1PM
Explore science, technology, engineering and math with Roominate, the building set that uses electricity. Free, drop in event.
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends; 5.00 admission for the whole family!
Did you know there are more than 1,300 bat species worldwide? Drop in anytime throughout the day to learn more and enjoy a variety of bat-related activities. From 10 am to 12 pm, join Stream Team and local bat expert Greg Falxa for a lecture and bat house building workshop. Register for this workshop at www.streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar.
*Note-I don’t see a registration link; you may need to call if you want in on this portion of the event.
FREE for kids 12 & under!
OFS Kids Club presents NEW YORK INTL’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL KID FLIX
New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. KID FLIX is a selection of short animated films from 2017’s festival programs, and features Audience Award winners Tiger, and Stone Soup, and more of our highest-rated shorts, including Crocodile, Mr. Night Has a Day Off, and Water Path for a Fish.
Dir: Various / 2017 / US, UK, VARIOUS / 63 min SCREENING: 1/6, 1/13 & 1/27 @ 11:00AM
Tickets available at box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Meet sea creatures without getting wet! Jersich Dock 5PM More about Peer Into the Night here.
The kids sing; you have a brew. Like your living room, only cooler. We’ve heard this is a lot of fun.
Film Focus: Mary Poppins Broadway Center for the Performing Arts presents the classic movie on the big screen at Theater on the Square in Tacoma! What fun! Tickets are a very reasonable 7.00 a piece. 3-5PM. Tickets here. Don’t miss this one! We’re proud media partners!
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