Our programming at the Children’s Museum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord offers ample opportunities for visitors to make new friends, learn new things, and play, play, play! Check out these recurring opportunities and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, reminders, and registration openings.

To visit the Children’s Museum at JBLM, you must have a valid access pass to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

PCS PlayGroup

The PCS PlayGroup is designed to give families moving to Joint Base Lewis-McChord a space to connect with other families on base. PlayGroups consist of free play in the Museum followed by an art activity, bubble dance party, and resource share. No registration required.

This program is currently on pause.

EFMP PlayGroup

The Exceptional Family Member Program Playgroup is offered to members of EFMP at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Join us on Monday mornings at the Children’s Museum at JBLM for activities, music, and free play that offer a welcoming and comfortable play environment for children with disabilities and give parents and caregivers a chance to interact with one another. No registration required.

Mondays | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Sparks Workshop

Join us the first weekend of each month for PlayGuide-led workshops in Program Room 2! From gardening to photography, our PlayGuides will be sharing their sparks with visitors through introductory lessons and activities. Registration is required and can be found under Greentrike Events or the Children’s Museum at JBLM Facebook page events.

First Saturday or Sunday of each month | 10 a.m.


Join Greentrike staff on Fridays in the lobby for an engaging Storytime! Stories will focus on community, confidence, inclusion, and celebrating the similarities and differences of others. Dive into discussions and delve deeper into concepts introduced in the story through hands-on activity extensions! No registration required.

This program is currently on pause.


Low Sensory Hours

We provide weighted vests and noise cancelling headphones to those who want them to give every child the opportunity to play in a way that’s comfortable for them. The Museum is all on one floor, and our playscapes are designed so everyone can play! One example of this is our climber, which has low-hanging nets and seated-level talk tubes. We also have a Calm zone with couches for family snuggles and assistive technology like hanging chairs.

Mondays | 10 a.m. – noon

Play to Learn

Play to Learn is a free weekly program for children and adults to play together that is offered at 5 community locations throughout Pierce County, including at the Children’s Museum at JBLM! The program 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.

Weekly | October – May


Greentrike Museum memberships broaden the playful opportunities for visitors by providing access to additional Museum hours and discounted admission to museums in our community and across the country! Our two annual membership options are priced at $120 and $145.

Learn more here.