Spring has arrived, and we’re here to help you celebrate with Earth Day celebrations, activity kits, egg hunts, and more! Check out our list of events happening around Pierce County this April to find fun the whole family will enjoy.
T.U.P.A.C. Dance in the Museum
Tacoma Art Museum | April 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Artistic Director and students from the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center will guide participants through modern dance phrases and relate movement expression to works of art on view at TAM. Plan to stay for the whole hour and wear comfortable clothes and shoes/socks you can move in. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.
STAR Center | April 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All are welcome to this FREE family-fun event celebrating Spring.
Help us welcome Spring and celebrate Earth Month by joining us for this free family-fun event! There will be a nature scavenger hunt, a make-your-own bird feeder craft, games, and more!
Earth Day Program Kit
Tacoma Public Library – Kobetich Branch | April 19, 12 – 8 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with a craft made from recycled materials with all supplies included. Program kits are a fun way to bring our arts and crafts activities home with you. No registration is required. While supplies last. For children ages 0 to 12.
Family Ceramics Class
Arivva/Pierce Center for Arts & Technology | April 20, 5 – 7 p.m.
Teaching artist Delaney Hills will focus on creating flower pots. Each student will receive 8 pounds of clay and basic tools to complete several creative projects. Arivva’s classes are offered to youth at no cost. New and returning students are welcome—join us regardless of your skill level!
Earth Day Extravaganza
Tacoma Nature Center | April 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Make an earth friendly craft, learn about pollinators, explore our local water cycle, discover the salmon life cycle and how the Tacoma Nature Center invests in fisheries and wildlife, take a self-guided story walk or a naturalist-led bird walk on the trails, and more!
The Tacoma Nature Center is located at 1919 South Tyler Street in Tacoma.
Kids Hike Sehmel Homestead Heritage Garden with Washington Native Plant Society
Sehmel Homestead Heritage Garden, Gig Harbor | April 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
To celebrate Native Plant Appreciation Month, the Washington Native Plant Society is leading three groups of 3rd and 6th graders to match native and invasive plants with flash cards. Participants will learn how to recognize plants, how the Native Americans used plants, and be given resources with more information. Pre-registration required.