The rainy season may be upon us in the Pacific Northwest, but that does not mean you can’t get the kids out of the house for some indoor fun. From bowling and indoor mini-golf to hands-on play centers, you will find some fantastic options for your little ones to get some energy out right in the heart of the beautiful South Sound region. With winter and the colder weather upon us, be sure to check out Tacoma’s indoor kid-friendly activities for fun places you can enjoy with the whole family.  

Children’s Museum of Tacoma

1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma

Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tacoma’s indoor kid-friendly activities
Use your imagination at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy: Children’s Museum of Tacoma

Step into the magic of learning and hands-on exploration at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, where kids in play are honored. “Everything we do begins with our image of the child. Our vision is to be a leader in our community in using play to learn, to grow, and to thrive.” Established in 1985 by parents, teachers, and community leaders, this museum is dedicated to creating unique resources for families in the Tacoma and South Puget Sound region.

Tacoma’s indoor kid-friendly activities
Explore your artistic side at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy: Children’s Museum of Tacoma

Daily sessions are open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday – Sunday. Low sensory hours are available on Fridays from 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is on a “pay as you will” basis to ensure access to all families regardless of income. This means admission is donation only, the only one of its kind among children’s museums in the nation. Also, check out Play to Learn, a free program for children and adults to play together now offered at five locations throughout Pierce County. There is always something fun happening at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma so, consider bringing the family for an exciting day of learning and exploration.

Odyssey 1

2310 Mildred Street, Suite 110, Tacoma

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tacoma’s indoor kid-friendly activities
Your children will love the jungle gym, including the clubhouse and roller slide at Odyssey 1 in Tacoma. Photo courtesy: Odyssey 1

Get your adrenaline pumping with laser tag, exciting arcade games, and a safari jungle gym at Odyssey 1 in Tacoma. At Odyssey 1, it’s all about family fun and making sure you want to come back again and again. Enjoy classic arcade games, superhero and military-themed laser tag, and the Jungle Gym Soft Play Park, great for little ones. Check out the pricing for current rates and regular specials waiting to welcome your family. Odyssey 1 is even a fantastic option for hosting your next birthday bash. Go online for more information on building your own party and party packages. Bring your appetite because Odyssey 1 has a child-approved menu with all the classic favorites, including pizza, chicken nuggets, nachos, beverages and more. There is so much excitement waiting for your family at Odyssey 1 in Tacoma, providing a fun-filled atmosphere for kids of all ages.

Funtastic Playtorium Tacoma

4502 S Steele Street, Suite 416, Tacoma

Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tacoma’s indoor kid-friendly activities
Enjoy the indoor place space at Funtastic Playtorium Tacoma. Photo courtesy: Funtastic Playtorium Tacoma

Come out to the Tacoma Mall and experience the ultimate indoor playground for children at Funtastic Playtorium Tacoma, where the fun never ends for kids. “We believe that all children (and quite a few adults, too) benefit from running amok and pushing the boundaries of what they can do – at least once a day.” This is exactly the environment your child will receive, a safe space allowing for kids to be kids. Let your child engage in free play, where their imagination is sure to run wild.

Weekday admission is $11.99 for unlimited play time with one free adult admission with each paid child ticket. Extra adults can be added on for $9.99 each. Weekend admission is $12.99 for unlimited play. Are you looking for some extra value? Check out the family value pack, including ten child admissions for $99.99 with no expiration date. Funtastic Playtorium Tacoma is also a great location to host birthday parties. For more information on available packages and pricing, go online for complete details. Ease your cabin fever this winter and step into Funtastic Playtorium Tacoma, conveniently located inside the Tacoma Mall.

Tacoma’s indoor kid-friendly activities
Get your extra energy out at Funtastic Playtorium Tacoma, where the fun never ends. Photo courtesy: Funtastic Playtorium Tacoma

Take the kids out this winter to one of these great indoor activities around the South Sound. Spend less time stuck in the house and more time having fun playing, creating, and learning with the entire family. There are plenty of indoor activities right in the South Sound waiting for your enjoyment. Spend some time exploring at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma or play some laser tag at Odyssey 1 in Tacoma. You can even take a walk around the mall and do some shopping before letting the children have their fun at Funtastic Playtorium. With the cold and rainy weather before us, check out South Sound’s indoor kid-friendly activities great for the entire family.

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