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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

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: |

Mask Policy Updates (March 12, 2022)

Greentrike Masking Policy for Museums and Programs (Updated Monday 03.14.2022 with new mask guidelines for JBLM) The Washington State Department of Health announced updated indoor masking guidelines starting Saturday, March 12. Greentrike is adjusting its masking policies to reflect the new state guidelines. Effective March 12, 2022, Greentrike will not require visitors to wear masks at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Preschool Powered by Play, Greentrike Camps, Expanded Learning Opportunities, and Play to Learn (with specific Play to Learn [...]

By |March 11th, 2022|Tags: |

Greentrike Expands Out-of-School Time Intermediary to University Place School District

Pilot Program for Expanded Learning Opportunities Begins January 2022 for Second School District in Pierce County [Tacoma, Washington]: Greentrike Out-of-School Time Intermediary (Greentrike OSTI) today announced a new partnership with University Place School District (UPSD). Greentrike OSTI launches the pilot Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) programming for UPSD schools, starting January 10, 2022. This partnership is the first time that ELO programming will be available for students in UPSD through Greentrike OSTI. The goal of Greentrike OSTI’s partnership with UPSD [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|

Greentrike Partners to Raise Funds for an International Campaign Helping Children Improve Reading Comprehension

Greentrike announces a partnership with local nonprofit Peace Works United for a collaborative effort to raise funds in support of reading comprehension for children. The Read Well Challenge is a campaign that will support the Tacoma-George Sister City Committee with the goal of purchasing personalized books for 400 young readers in George, South Africa. The personalized books are designed specifically for each individual child to help promote reading comprehension for many South African children. "We are very excited to [...]

By |November 1st, 2021|

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