Tacoma Museum District

Six major museums line Tacoma's downtown core to form an impressive and distinct district, showcasing some of the world's best collections and unique artwork.

Discover creative culture, exquisite glass, timeless history, classic automobiles, family fun, and maritime heritage in Tacoma’s Museum District.

Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum connects people through art, displaying inspired collections of work by Northwest artists and traveling exhibits.

Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass dominates the skyline with its 90-foot angled silver cone which houses a working Hot Shop amphitheater.

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

The Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a 500-foot pedestrian walkway, connects the Museum of Glass to the Washington State History Museum plaza. The bridge contains three displays of Chihuly glass art, creating a free outdoor "museum."

Upcoming Events

Sharks and Rays Weekend Jul 13

Sharks and Rays Weekend

Take a journey underwater on July 13-14 and explore Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's two vibrant aquariums to celebrate Sharks & Rays weekend. Experience a lush, tropical oasis of warm-water marine beauty in the recently renovated…

Free Third Thursday and Downtown Artwalk Jul 18

Free Third Thursday and Downtown Artwalk

Tacoma's monthly Third Thursday museum district celebration! Local museums offer free or discounted admission once a month, and often feature special activities. Visit the Washington State History Museum for free from 3pm to 8pm. You can…

Family Fun Night Jul 19

Family Fun Night

Enjoy summer at the Fort with the whole family. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in the shade of the locus trees. Kids of all ages enjoy 19th century games, music, and the firing of the candy cannon! Earn prizes for competing in classic…

Nisqually House Immersive Weekends Jul 27

Nisqually House Immersive Weekends

Immerse yourself in 1855 with friends or family at Fort Nisqually. Dress in period clothing, cook outdoors, work in the garden, sew a garment, chop wood, play historical games, and more. Meals may be from a garden harvest or the supplies…

Brigade Encampment at Fort Nisqually Aug 10

Brigade Encampment at Fort Nisqually

Step back in time to 1855 at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s annual Brigade Encampment. This event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to Fort Nisqually in 1855. Witness the arrival of the brigade…

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The Chihuly Bridge of Glass is Tacoma's stunning link to the Thea Foss Waterway and the Museum of Glass. The 500 foot pedestrian bridge holds three amazing Chihuly glass installations, open to the public 24 hours a day . Linger at sunset on a date, and you'll see why its one of…

  • 1501 Pacific Avenue
  • (253) 627-6031

Admission to the Children's Museum of Tacoma is by donation only. This model is called as Pay As You Will and was created to provide access to playful spaces and experiences for all families. We believe play is the elemental component of children's learning. Our museum engages…

  • 705 Dock St
  • (253) 272-2750

The mission of the Foss Waterway Seaport is to celebrate Tacoma's rich maritime heritage past, present and future. Located on the waterfront in a century-old wooden wheat warehouse, built for cargo arriving by rail and departing by sail ("where rails met sails") during the early…

  • 2702 East D St
  • (253) 779-8490

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, an entity of America’s Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Based in Tacoma, Wash., the stunning…

  • 1801 Dock St
  • (253) 284-4750

All glass, all the time. Experience contemporary glass art in a breathtakingly beautiful museum on Tacoma's revitalized waterfront. Noted for its distinctive architecture, the massive 90-foot-tall stainless steel cone houses the world’s largest Hot Shop Amphitheater. Feel the…

  • 1701 Pacific Ave.
  • (253) 272-4258

Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) is an anchor in the city’s downtown and a gathering space for connecting people through art. TAM serves the diverse communities of the Northwest through its collection, exhibitions, and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists from the Northwest and…

  • 1911 Pacific Ave
  • (253) 272-3500

Discover the stories of Washington's past. Explore and be entertained while you learn about our state's unique people and places and their impact on the country and the world. It's an experience filled with interactive exhibits and displays, theatrical storytelling and dramatic…