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Greentrike to Receive $23,958 Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant

[Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA – May, 30, 2024] – Greentrike is one of 41 organizations nationwide selected to receive a Creative Forces® Community Engagement grant. A grant of $23,958 will support Art Sparks at the Children’s Museum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants are part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Creative Forces® initiative and are in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance.  “These Creative Forces projects provide important opportunities for military-connected individuals and communities to [...]

By |May 30th, 2024|Tags: , , |

Executive Dammeier Issues Child and Youth Centered Proclamation at the 2024 Symposium

On April 26, 2024, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier issued a proclamation at the Symposium on Building a Child and Youth-Centered Community (CYC) reaffirming their dedication to upholding the rights of children and youth and proclaiming Pierce County, Washington, a Child and Youth-Centered Community. It was a moment that acknowledged that every child and youth has the right to a safe, supportive, and inclusive place to live. The proclamation marks a shift from ideation to implementation, exemplified by the [...]

By |April 26th, 2024|

National and Local Advocates for Children and Youth to Speak at the Symposium

The Symposium on Building a Child and Youth Centered Community offers guests opportunities to learn from nationally renowned and local speakers on April 26, 2024. Calvin Mackie, PhD, is the Symposium’s Keynote Speaker and will share the vital role people and resources play in the lives of children as they grow. Joining him as event speakers are Courtney Chandler, Maria Tobin, and Lindsey Hartman, who will present what their organizations do to support young people in Pierce County and provoke [...]

By |April 15th, 2024|Tags: , |

Children’s Museum of Tacoma Opens for More Play During Spring Break

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma, powered by Greentrike, will be open for two additional days of play during the 2024 Spring Break of Tacoma Schools from April 1 to 5. The Museum’s spring break schedule includes extra open days on Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the remainder of spring break week, the Museum will be open regularly from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two special events will be [...]

By |April 1st, 2024|Tags: |

Greentrike Opens the Monarch Diaper Bank at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma

On August 17, 2023, Greentrike will launch the Monarch Diaper Bank at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. The Monarch Diaper Bank provides free diapering supplies for families to pick up at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma during operational hours on Thursdays and Saturdays. Families are invited to receive a 5-day supply of diapers and a package of wipes per child in addition to enjoying Pay as You Will Admission to play inside the Museum. The Monarch Diaper Bank will be [...]

By |August 4th, 2023|Tags: , |

Closed for Juneteenth 2023

The Children’s Museums of Tacoma and at JBLM will be closed on Monday, June 19, in recognition of the national holiday Juneteenth. By closing our museums and administrative offices, we encourage our staff and families to reflect on and learn more about the meaning of the holiday and participate in gatherings throughout the community, such as the Juneteenth Celebration in Tacoma.  Juneteenth first became a national holiday in 2021, but the day has long been an important historical milestone commemorating [...]

By |June 8th, 2023|

Children’s Museum of Tacoma Dedicates Pay As You Will Day to Way Out Kids

On Thursday, April 6, 2023, Greentrike is dedicating Pay As You Will (PAYW) admission at the Children's Museum of Tacoma to support WayOut Kids (WOK) and their Tacoma Juneteenth Celebration. The day falls during Spring Break week for Tacoma students, bringing in more traffic to the Museum than on regular admission days. Greentrike is proud to sponsor WOK's Juneteenth Celebration by providing them with all PAYW admission collected on that day and is calling their community to help support [...]

By |March 27th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Children’s Museum of Tacoma Showcases Glass Art Designed by Children

Beginning Thursday, March 22, Greentrike and the Museum of Glass (MOG) will partner to bring a collection of glass art designed by children to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. The temporary exhibition features artwork from MOG’s ongoing program Kids Design Glass. The glass sculptures are viewable in the cabinets next to Becka’s Studio, with glass-inspired activities and a chance for children to design their own masterpiece starting in April. Kids Design Glass is a series of glass sculptures that [...]

By |March 22nd, 2023|Tags: , , , |

2022 Back to School Festival Features Live Performances and Free Backpacks for Students

The Greentrike Back to School Festival returns on August 31 for its second year in downtown Tacoma, centrally located in Tollefson Plaza. The Festival is Pierce County’s most playful event celebrating the return to school for students in grades pre-K to 12. The Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring live performances, a DJ dance party, food trucks, special discounts from local businesses, activities for students and families, and a giveaway of backpacks filled with school [...]

By |August 12th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Water Refresh Adds More Play

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is renewing Water to add more play to the family-favorite playscape. Greentrike, the nonprofit organization that powers the Museum, is partnering with Pacific Studio to revitalize Water with new materials and structures, including an Archimedes Screw and a Vortex with a clear 360-degree view. The renewed Water playscape will open for play on Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m. for members and 10 a.m. for the general public. Greentrike Museum Manager Maria Gaytan shared [...]

By |July 28th, 2022|Tags: |

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