Gift a Membership


Give the gift of membership – a digital certificate that allows a family to sign up for membership. Benefits for each membership level are listed below!

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We can send the instructions for activating their membership directly to the recipient or we can send them to you so you can share the instructions when you present this gift.

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The Playful Membership is our standard membership that grants you access to special play hours, programs and discounts across Pierce County. Our Little Travelers includes all the benefits of the playful membership in addition to reciprocal benefits at other Museums throughout our community and across the country.

  • Children can bring any two adults as chaperones


  • Exclusive member-only admission – view member hours for Children’s Museum of Tacoma and Children’s Museum of JBLM.
  • Access to member-only Wee Ones Weekly every Monday. Wee Ones Weekly is a member-only play program at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma
  • Access to Member-Only Mondays and Saturday mornings
  • Discounts on workshops, programs, birthday parties, camps, and museum merchandise.
  • Invitations to Museum special events
  • 25% off admission for up to 4 guests at 20 participating Northwest Youth Museums. (NWAYM) See below for list
  • Free member parking in the lot adjacent to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Parking spaces 1 – 10 available on a first come first serve basis
  • Benefits from community businesses in Gnarkles’ Circle of Friends
  • Special invitations to exclusive engagements such as tours, and preview parties

NWAYM-participating museums:

  • Adventure! Children’s Museum (Eugene, OR)
  • Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon (Pendleton, OR)
  • Children’s Museum of Idaho (Meridian (Boise), ID)
  • Children’s Museum of the Magic Valley (Twin Falls, ID) (emerging)
  • Children’s Museum of Tacoma (Tacoma, WA)
  • Children’s Museum of Skagit County (Burlington, WA)
  • Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon (formerly Kid Time, Medford, OR)
  • Children’s Museum of Walla Walla (Walla Walla, WA)
  • Eugene Science Center (Eugene, OR)
  • Fairbanks Children’s Museum (Fairbanks, AK)
  • Gilbert House Children’s Museum (Salem, OR)
  • Hands On Children’s Museum (Olympia, WA)
  • Imagine Children’s Museum (Everett, WA)
  • Kids’ Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) (Bainbridge Island, WA)
  • KidsQuest Children’s Museum (Bellevue, WA)
  • Mobius Discovery Center (Spokane, WA)
  • Seattle Children’s Museum (Seattle, WA)
  • Umpqua Discovery Center (Reedsport, OR)
  • Whatcom Museum Family Interaction Gallery (FIG) (Bellingham, WA)
  • Wonder Works Children’s Museum of the Gorge (The Dalles, OR)
  • Yakima Valley Museum (Yakima, WA)

Additional information

Member Level

Playful Membership, Little Travelers Membership


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