Take Advantage of the Third Thursday of Each Month!

As we mentioned in our last post, Tacoma is full of creativity, and art. Museum Row, also known as Pacific Avenue, is home to four museums alone, each one unique in its own right. With the costs of admission, it can be a little pricey to visit each one, especially for a family. Lucky for those of us who live in the area, many museums offer free entry on a specific day of the month. For the museums located in Tacoma, that day happens to be the third Thursday of each month. So which museums are included in this awesome deal? Check them out below:

Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass is easily recognizable, with its 90-foot angled silver cone, which houses a working Hot Shop amphitheater. Watch local artists create beautiful works of art through the manipulation of molten glass. This museum also pays tribute to one of Tacoma’s local celebrities and world-renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly.

Tacoma Art Museumglass

The Tacoma Art Museum connects people through art, specifically displaying collections of work by Northwest artists and traveling exhibits. Make sure to check out the Haub Family collection in the new wing expansion that was just unveiled this past fall.

Children’s Museum of Tacoma

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma features numerous hands-on exhibits and an art studio for children of all ages to learn and play. This early introduction to the appreciation of art allows children to develop their creativity and imagination. What better way to spend an evening with the whole family?

Washington State History Museum

The Washington State History Museum tells the stories of the people, places and industries that have shaped the Evergreen State. Take a step back through time and spend an evening learning about how we got to where we are today.

Mark your calendars for the third Thursday of each month and try to visit a different museum of each time. You’ll get the opportunity to really see how artistically diverse Tacoma is, and have an appreciation for what makes our community so unique.

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