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Tacoma Museum District Reopening Plan


Tacoma’s Museum District is springing back to life with a bevy of new exhibitions and experiences for visitors.  Each museum is implementing best practices for public health, including social distancing, one-way gallery paths, increased cleaning throughout the day, bolstered air filtration systems, and occupancy limits per the Office of the Governor, among other measures. Visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings.  With these protocols in place, visitors can feel welcome to dive into the culture again. 

Opening April 2

  • Washington State History Museum, with Just the Ticket!—Hop aboard for a journey through the history of railroad passenger travel in Washington. Learn the how, why, when and where passengers rode the rails through the Evergreen State. And don’t miss the state’s largest public model railroad display while you’re visiting!
  • Museum of Glass, which is excited to welcome the Hot Shop Team back to the Cone, and reopen with two new exhibitions, Counterparts: Glass + Art Elements and René Lalique: Art Deco Gems from the Steven and Roslyn Shulman Collection. Details on Family Days, select educational opportunities, and the Museum Store will be available on the MOG website.
  • LeMay – America’s Car Museum: Let ’Zoom’ have a different meaning as you leave the office behind and  fill up on high octane exhibits!  Explore everything from the supercars of Steve Saleen to the 1918 Liberty Cadillac 1257X, a special car documented in the Library of Congress and featured in the National Register for Historic Vehicles! Fuel up your family fun and drive over to ACM for an adventure we’re sure will have you pushing the accelerator to keep going!

Opening April 12

The downtown Children’s Museum of Tacoma which will reopen with a fantastical new climber that allows for big body movement and inspires imaginative play!  Also announcing the grand opening of the Children’s Museum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Opening April 16

Tacoma Art Museum with Painting Deconstructed: Selections from the Northwest Collection. Take a deep dive into the art of painting by focusing on core components that come together to create a finished image.

June 3

The Foss Waterway Seaport Museum reopens with private tours available of our brand new Heritage Boat Shop, plus explore our newly refreshed Rails to Sails exhibit.