Family Attractions in Tacoma

Family Attractions in TacomaTacoma's sunshine is for family fun time! Our list helps you discover the best the city has to offer in family friendly attractions. Plan your next family outing with help from our list and there won't be a dull moment in your day.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Polar bears high five at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Bring the family for a fun-filled day where you can get nose to nose with a giraffe, cagey with a wild cat, high five a polar bear and even ride atop a camel. Dive deeper into nature when you find exhibits and attractions like the 24,000-gallon Lagoon swimming with sharks, octopus and all kinds of sea creatures.

Address: 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 - MAP
Phone: (253) 591-5337
Web: www.pdza.org

Children's Museum of Tacoma
There's a lot of kidding around going on at the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Kids can build new digs, design, build and play with building blocks, and explore painting through tons of fun and challenging, interactive exhibits and attractions. There's a world of fun waiting for kids to explore, discover and do!

Address: 936 Broadway Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 627-6031
Web: www.childrensmuseumoftacoma.org

Odyssey One
Discover epic family fun at Odyssey-1, Tacoma's number one family fun attraction. Kids have a blast climbing on the HUGE jungle gym, playing an awesome game of laser tag, and hanging out in the game center playing all kinds of arcade games and winning tickets for great prizes.

Address: 2310 Mildred Street West, #110, Tacoma, WA 98466 - MAP
Phone: (253) 566-3233
Web: www.odyssey-1.com

Wild Waves Theme Park
Slip and slide through gallons of wild family fun at the Wild Waves Theme Park. Twist and turn on rides and attractions like the Riptide, where you grab your inner tube and go wild, or get wilder on The Wild Thing and Timber Axe thrill rides. Recharge and refresh at Lumber Jack Burgers or Pizza Pier.

Address: 36201 Enchanted Parkway South, Federal Way, WA 98003 - MAP
Phone: (253) 661-8000
Web: www.wildwaves.com

Pacific Lanes Bowling
Strike out in a good way on your next family outing. Let the family roll together at the Pacific Lanes Bowling Center. Family bowling fun has rolled out for over fifty years on thirty-six bowling lanes with perfect auto scoring at this bowling alley. After your game, challenge each other to a game of darts or grab something to eat at the snack bar.

Address: 7015 South D Street, Tacoma, WA 98408 - MAP
Phone: (253) 474-0594
Web: www.pacificlanes.net

Tacoma's Children Musical Theater
Musical family entertainment sings at Tacoma's Children Musical Theater. Touted as the "Best Entertainment Sound in Puget Sound," the company has produced award winning musical theater since 1994. Sing and clap along to fun and famous musicals like Peter Pan, Happy Days and Xanadu.

Address: 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406 - MAP
Phone: (253) 565-6867
Web: www.tmp.org