Bringing Tacoma's birthplace to life through interactive learning
for elementary students and our community
We're hosting socially-distanced Craft Saturdays.
Museum craft kits for at-home activities
We are offering take-home craft activities. Pick up your craft kit each month from the museum's front porch using social distancing etiquette, 11am - 1pm, on designated Saturdays.
January 9, Winter Snowflakes
February 13, Year of the Ox
March 13, Brain Teasers
April 10, Postcards
May 15, Cabin Kids Art Challenge
June 12, Butterfly Suncatcher
July 17, Soap Carving
August 21, Corn Husk Action Figures
More details on our Facebook page.
Instructional videos available on our YouTube channel.
We're bringing the museum to you.
Museum activity packets in Tacoma neighborhoods
In Spring 2021, our volunteers delivered activity packets to over 100 Little Free Library locations throughout the Tacoma area.
Inside each folder are 6 activities designed for kids and a book. The learning materials are designed for children ages 3-12.
Keep an eye out for our signature green folders at Tacoma Little Free Libraries throughout the year. Also look for our community booth on select dates in June and August at the Tacoma Farmers Market.
Entries should highlight at least one of the 5 art themes:
Railroad * Oregon Trail * Tacoma History * Log Cabin * Post Office
Thank you for sending in your child's artwork to the 2021 Cabin Kids Art Challenge in May.
Visitors to the Museum in June 2021 will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite entries.
Winners will be announced in late June!
Does your child love art?
Be sure to pick up a Museum Coloring Contest entry in Summer 2021!