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Family Saturdays at the Washington State History Museum

Calendar/Event Details

Sat, May 11, 2024
Sat, June 8, 2024

Winter is the perfect season for Family Saturdays! Explore how history connects us all during this hour-long story time program designed for children ages 4 to 10 and their friends and families. Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30!

Saturday, January 13: Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London is about Indigenous lifeways and changing seasons. After we read the book together, we’ll engage in a hands-on investigation of cedar bark strips and a pine needle basket and talk about how the changing seasons shape our own lives.

Saturday, February 10: Milo’s Museum by Zetta Elliott is about Milo and her mission to create a museum that tells her family’s story. After we learn about Milo’s museum, you’ll have the chance to investigate an artifact and create a museum exhibit that tells your family’s story.

Saturday, March 9: The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman investigates how everyday objects can tell the story of a journey—or even of a life. After we read the book together, we’ll take a close-up look at touchable artifacts like shoes, transit passes, and maybe even the everyday artifacts you’ve got in your pockets, and talk about the stories they tell.

Event Details

  • When

    Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
    Saturday, June 8, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
  • Price

    Included with regular admission ($11-$14; under 5 free) or membership
  • Recommended Ages

    All ages
  • Venue

    Washington State History Museum

    1911 Pacific Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
    United States