1701 Pacific Ave | 253.272.4258
Tacoma’s Art Museum, located in the heart of downtown features over 5,300 works of art and emphasizes the works of artists from the northwest region. Check out the largest retrospective of glass art by Dale Chihuly or a collection of Japanese Woodblock prints. The museum has gained a national reputation and is known for “presenting art in a thought-provoking yet accessible manner”.
1801 Dock St | 253.284.4750
This stunning museum, located on Tacoma’s waterfront has dedicated itself to the medium of glass. Visitors can explore endless exhibitions both inside and outside this architecturally unique museum or watch glass-blowing art in real-time. The Hot Shop hosts visiting artists who demonstrate their processes and works for audiences.
1911 Pacific Ave | 253.272.3500
Historians can appreciate this museums’ dedication to presenting, collecting, and preserving Washington’s rich and storied history. Interactive exhibits, high-tech displays, storytelling and a variety of artifacts make this museum enjoyable for the whole family.
2702 E D St | 253.779.8490
Lemay is one of the world’s largest auto museums. The massive building, next to the Tacoma Dome, is home to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners and the LeMay collection (famous for a Guinness Book world record 3,500 vehicles in the 1990s). Aimed at preserving the history of the world's automotive culture, this museum is quite a trip.
1501 Pacific Ave | 253.627.6031
Originally opened in 1986, the museum moved to a specially designed modern space downtown in 2012. The five main areas include Woods, Water, Voyager, Invention and a studio for art and science activities. A full-service coffee and snack bar sets a relaxed tone for parents too.