Whether you are Pinterest perfect or all thumbs when it comes to holiday decor and celebration, you and yours can celebrate by exploring the Bazaar. With hundreds of booths filled by local crafters and artisans, you’re sure to find the makings of happy holiday memories.
Learn more about the Country Christmas Bazaar here.
Come out to the Nisqually Land Trust’s Ohop Creek protected area for a morning of tree planting.
Over the last two weeks, local students and volunteers have begun to transform this site by planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs. At this work party, we will plant the last of the 1500 saplings destined for this site, completing the first major step towards reforesting this former pasture.
Make something that does something! A machine is defined as “a combination of parts that transmit forces, motion, and energy to do some desired work.” For November’s Family STEAM Day, we’ll use tons of different materials including gears, motors and even LEGO® bricks to make our very own machines. Your design can be as simple or complex as your imagination (and engineering) will allow!
Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone.
The Chum Festival is a wonderful chance for residents to connect with their local salmon during spawning season.
Free visitor activities include a chance to make your own salmon art, face painting, live local music, workshops and Chum burgers! Outside, there will be canoe, kayak and paddleboard races. And, you can join Harbor WildWatch for a guided walking tour through Austin Estuary and Donkey Creek Park, where all the salmon action happens.
This Emergency Food Network event is an annual ritual enjoyed by more than 500 people each year. During Empty Bowls, attendees can choose from more than 1,500 bowls to purchase for the home and for holiday gifts. After purchasing bowls, guests are served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local chefs.
Need a night out? Let us entertain your children in a safe and fun environment.
Sign up for Parents’ Night Out and treat yourself and kids to some fun. While at the Museum your child will play games, explore the playscapes, create works of art, and enjoy pizza and treats! Each Parents’ Night Out includes thematic activities.
PNO is appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly!
Visit Doyle’s Public House while your kiddos are at Parents’ Night Out, and receive a free appetizer, 2 for 1 entrée, OR dessert! Call us for details and to sign up.