Boo! We’ve found great Halloween events plus family friendly fun that is not at all spooky this week!
One note: Because there are so many trunk or treat style events this weekend, we’ve included those we’ve heard about specifically, but if you know about a great one we should add, please just leave a comment!
If you want to go to the pumpkin patch or hit a corn maze, here’s our big list of options. Do wear those boots! Read on for more ideas!
South King County
October 26th 1-5PM at Les Gove Park Lots of trick or treat and carnival style fun for young children.
Lights out and a glowing pool! Two sessions on the 26th. Advance registration and fees required.
On October 26, 2019 the MaST Center Aquarium will be hosting their annual Halloween Festival: Fear on the Pier. This event is free and fun for the whole family!This event is family-friendly for all ages with aquarium exhibits and science-y/Halloween themed fun-“Merry not scary.”
Salmon spotting on the Cedar River Trained naturalists will help kids spot salmon returning to spawn Also Sunday
Special Pop-up Exhibit: History Kids Clubhouse See–Play–Do at the White River Valley Museum this fall! October 9 – November 10
History Kids Clubhouse is a hands-on exhibit for kids and families to explore and share their own stories while learning about people and objects that tell the history of the White River Valley. Games, photo ops, and more fun. Also Sunday. The Clubhouse is included with regular Museum admission.
Wild Waves Fright Fest-Wild Waves is now doing a daytime, “Family friendly,” event in addition to their scary evenings that are not for kids. Also Sunday
Greater Pierce County
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the 27th
This is a great all ages event, but it’s particularly nice for your toddlers and preschoolers. “Trunks,” will be table stations inside so everyone stays warm and dry, and very little walking around is required. October 26th from 6-8 PM at Celebration Lutheran Church!
The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep
Discover an adventure at the bottom of the ocean with the entire family in this one-hour show! This immersive experience invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lives eons ago – and maybe live still today!
With eye popping visual experiences, the show uses technology, giant puppetry, science and imagination to create a visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.
The Haunted Theater at the Tacoma City Ballet 12.00-15.00
Enjoy a tour of the hauntingly dressed Tacoma City Ballet School. Then settle in for a delightful performance of spooky Halloween Ballets. Appropriate for all ages Also Sunday
Battle of the Burger Event at Cheney Stadium Includes a trick or treat for kids. This is a new to us event. Let us know if you try it!
Free Halloween event at Bass Pro Also Sunday
Note: This is the Collections location near Parkland/Spanaway. We’ve heard great things about this event!
Ice shows, family skate, and other fun. Also Sunday
Join TYS and TYAO for a fun evening of music from the movies. The musicians and conductors will be in costume and the audience is invited to come in costume.
Image Credit: Tacoma Youth Symphony student credited to Kristina Thomas
This interactive planetarium show is specially designed for our youngest visitors aged 3-12.
Use your imagination to find creatures in the night sky. Travel with Frankenstein to spooky places in the Milky Way Galaxy to collect parts and build Frankensatellies. 45 minutes. $6 for participating children. Adults get in free! You only need to reserve seats for children. Great program!
Over half of the ocean’s creatures glow with bioluminescence! Get in a spooky mood and discover the diversity of these mesmerizing creatures with activities all day.
Horrogami at the Dupont Library
The DuPont Fire Department hosts their annual Pumpkin Patch! Swing on by October 26th from 10 AM – 1 PM for pumpkins, kids games, and a food drive!
- Explore monsters of the deep & dissect a squid
- Search for hidden treasure on the “Ghost Ship”
- Take a black light deep sea dive
- Investigate bioluminescence with sea creatures that glow
- Discover the power of electricity and what makes eels electric
- Design a glow-in-the-dark silkscreen print
- Press apples into cider
- Chemistry demos by Dr. Science
- Door prizes • Face painting • Fun & food
Also Sunday! Great event!
The train ride is about 10 to 15 minutes long. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to take a ride and experience the excitement of the train ride and displays along to track. Very young children need to ride in front of a responsible adult. Be sure and listen to the message that is given prior to departing the depot! Tickets and more here