While wintertime lends itself to staying home and getting cozy, there are also lots of opportunities to explore, play, create, and learn! From musicals and celebratory events to craft kits and sledding trips, this list has something for everyone. Check out these events around Pierce County to shake up your wintertime routine.

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Black History 101 Mobile Museum

University of Washington Tacoma | January 19 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Founded by Khalid el-Hakim, PhD, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award-winning collection of over 10,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Lecture by Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, museum founder, at 12:30 p.m.

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Silent Sky

Tacoma Little Theatre | January 21 – February 6

This true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.

$27 Adults – $25 Students/Seniors/Military – $20 Children 12 & Under
Pay What You Can: Thursday, February 3 at 7:30pm

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Family Sledding Trip

Eastside Community Center | January 22 | 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(Ages 3+) Have fun sledding or just playing while making new friends in the mountains! Please bring your own snow toys and a lunch for the day. Transportation provided to and from the mountain. Trip departs from Eastside Community Center parking lot. Registration required. $30 per person.

Wild Child Weekends

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park | Weekends of February 4 – 27 | 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Feeling cabin fever? Stretch your wings at Eagle Passage. Build a stick fort. Slide down a rope or climb a stump at Kids’ Trek. Wild Child Weekends is the perfect time to get your kids close to nature, where two kids 12 or under get in free for every paid adult general admission. Discount only available for tickets purchased at our ticket window.

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Celebration Concert with Eric Ode

Virtual | February 5 | 11 a.m.

Join Puyallup Public Library LIVE on Zoom for a library celebration concert filled with music, stories, and poems with award-winning songwriter & author Eric Ode! For children and their families. Registration required.

Viva Valentine!

Museum of Glass | February 12 | 1 – 4 p.m.

The second Saturday of each month at the Museum of Glass is Family Day! For February’s Family Day, visitors are invited to create Valentine’s Day cards and enjoy performances in the Grand Hall from a local music or dance group.

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New Year’s Celebration: China

Sharon McGavick Center | February 19 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Showcasing China as the featured host nation, this annual festival represented by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma honors and celebrates the cultures of 47 nations of Asia and Pacific Islands. The festival is free admission and will feature cultural art, games, performances, activities, martial arts, and food booths.

Backyard Bird Feeder Craft

Job Carr Cabin Museum | February 26 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free craft kits will be available from the Museum’s front porch while supplies last. Please use social distancing etiquette when you pick up your craft kit.

Children can use the materials provided in this take-home craft kit to create a backyard bird feeder craft. Instructional videos will also be posted online.

Celebrating Our Community: Experiencing Black Puyallup

Puyallup Nazarene Church | February 25 -26

Join us at this two-day free event featuring Puyallup’s Black history, community building, African drummers and storytellers, films, interviews, photo montages, live presentations, and New Orleans cajun and creole cuisine!

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Seussical the Musical

Tacoma Musical Playhouse | February 26 and 27, March 5 and 6

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos. Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.