There are so many opportunities to explore, play, create, and learn in Pierce County! From celebratory events and nature walks to craft kits and underwater exploration, each month we’ll share our top picks for family friendly events in the area. Bookmark this post to explore each month’s offerings!

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Seuss-tacular Spring Fling

STAR Center | March 4 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday and National Reading Month with fun crafts, activities, and games inspired by your favorite Dr. Suess books and characters.

Black Art & Black Artists Exhibit Family Day

Tacoma Community College | March 4 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bring the kids to explore the Black Art & Black Artists Exhibit through art projects and an exhibit scavenger hunt! Family Day is free and open to the public.

Pier Peer in Tacoma

Point Defiance Marina | March 10 | 7:30 p.m.

Join this nighttime adventure to peer into the sound to discover hundreds of mysterious marine life forms drawn to the underwater lights. Watch divers under the docks, see food chains unfold before your eyes, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and check out amazing organisms in touch tanks.

Museum of Glass Family Day: Paperweight Party

Museum of Glass | March 11 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Join guest artist Shannon Eakins and create your own edible paperweight inspired by Robert Minkoff’s collection in Boundless Curiosity!

Luck of the Irish Fest

Freighthouse Square | March 11 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish with food, fun, fairies, and leprechauns. Meet the largest Leprechaun we could find and dance with the Fairies to the wonderful music of the Celtic Lands. Food and Fun for all ages.

Museum Fun Day: First Day of Spring

Children’s Museum of Tacoma | March 16 – 20

Spring will have officially sprung on March 20, and you can celebrate the coming of a new season at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma! Visitors are invited to think about the flowers and trees that are beginning to bloom and put the images in their minds to paper using cotton swabs, tempera paint, paper, and brown markers.

Leprechauns on the Loose!

Chambers Creek Regional Park North Meadow | March 17 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Oh no! Lots of little leprechauns are running loose at Chambers Creek Regional Park’s North Meadow and we need your help to gather all of them! Once you find a leprechaun, bring it back to the Pierce County Tent and you’ll be rewarded with a pot of gold filled with lucky goodies and tasty treats.

Admission and parking are free.

Gentle Yoga for Children

Summit Library | March 21 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Bring your mats and join us at the Summit Library for an hour of Gentle Yoga. This class is led by Amy, a yoga instructor from Omni Yoga Studio & Academy. Besides your personal yoga mat and wearing your favorite yoga clothes, no other supplies needed. Registration required.

Tales at the BoatShop: Nautical Storytelling for Children

Gig Harbor BoatShop | March 25 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. 

Join the Gig Harbor BoatShop for an engaging story and activity time for children! This family program is geared to children ages 4-8 who are accompanied by an adult (younger siblings are welcome).

Women’s History Month Adventure

Puyallup Public Library | All month long

Celebrate Women’s History Month by finding 16 women from history throughout the library to fill out your crossword puzzle. Available for all ages throughout the month.