Update: Please visit our page designated for up-to-date information for COVID-19 closure and program changes. 

Our highest priority is the safety of our visitors and friends who participate in our programs, and visit our spaces. This includes staying healthy after visiting our museum or one of our programs. With recent news regarding COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus), we are taking special precautions and ramping up our already robust cleaning and sanitation procedures within the Museum, and our outreach programs.

However, we are aware that there are some things out of our control. Because of these variables, and our commitment to visitor and staff safety and health, we are suspending our Play to Learn program for the time being. We want to encourage all of our friends to come and play in the Museum if they are feeling healthy and ready to play! We encourage all visitors to wash their hands before playing, and after their visits.

We are keeping a close eye on and adhering to the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health, and the Pierce County Health Department.

We are looking forward to the return of Play to Learn, and will keep you updated on our website, as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you have any urgent questions, please call our offices at 253-627-6031. For any questions regarding COVID-19, please contact your health provider or the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

TIps to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The World Health Organization suggests maintaining at least 3 feet of space between yourself and an ill person, or someone who is coughing and sneezing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your arm when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of tissue after use.
  • Stay home and away from others if you or your family members are feeling ill.