Greentrike staff welcomed the millionth visitor to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma on Friday morning, January 13. The millionth visitor family was showered with confetti while staff and guests cheered gleefully as they checked in. The special family received a birthday party at the Museum, annual membership, and a tote full of gifts as part of the celebration.

“We’ve been anticipating our millionth visitor for months as we counted down to this important achievement in our history,” said Tanya Durand, Greentrike executive director. “It was such a fun day and an amazing honor to meet and greet the family of our millionth visitor! We’re immensely grateful to our guests through these years and look forward to many more.”

Parents Scott and Amanda and their children Lucas (4 years old), Elise (2 years), and Miles (7 months) helped the Museum reach one million visitors since opening at the Museum’s third location on 1501 Pacific Avenue. The family recently moved to their new home at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for their career in the Air Force and shared that this was their first family outing since relocating to Washington. They were surprised and delighted by such a warm welcome during their first Museum visit and are eager for their next visit.

“We thought the museum was lots of fun and super creative with lots of activities for different age groups,” said Scott. “Our children were immediately immersed in all the different options available to them, and they loved spending time crawling, climbing, and splashing. What a fantastic day we had visiting the Children’s Museum!”

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma, powered by Greentrike, reached one million visitors a day before celebrating 11 years since moving to Pacific Avenue and 38 years of service to the community since opening in 1985. The organization is proud to have reached this milestone and is excited to continue bringing playful spaces and experiences to their community.

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is funded by Tacoma Creates.