Greentrike is a nonprofit that advocates for and models equitable access to playful experiences for children, youth, and families — because play is essential for learning, joy, and a thriving community.
What is Greentrike?
The work of the Children’s Museum of Tacoma has evolved and grown over the last decade. We are an education and advocacy organization that has become more than a museum. We changed our name in fall 2019 to reflect this organizational growth, and are now called Greentrike, the nonprofit organization that supports existing programming and advocacy for children and youth in Pierce County, Washington.
Greentrike continues to honor children and youth and champion play with the same staff, mission, and board. Donations to Greentrike support outreach programming, multiple preschool locations, virtual programming, and two museums.
Museums and Programs
The Children’s Museum of Tacoma, our flagship location, is a dynamic, play-based facility in the heart of downtown Tacoma serving over 140,000 people each year with Pay As You Will admission.
In partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), the first ever children’s museum on a military installation will opened its doors on April 24, 2021. This new location will continue to build upon relationships established through the Play to Learn programming on JBLM, and is designed to serve children, youth and their families, with an emphasis on early learners, those experiencing special needs, and reintegration of our military into family life.
Play to Learn Pierce County is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. We offer both virtual and in person programs – all free.
Greentrike Cares kits offer children, staff, and families easy accessibility to thoughtfully prepared, play-based activities. Originally offered as a way to support children and families receiving treatment who are focused on their journey to health, Greentrike Cares offers a resource solely centered on infusing fun and joy into their experience, helping them to process the big emotions that go along with their health issues and treatment. We are proud to say that we are now able to offer this same care throughout Pierce County.