31611 20th Ave South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 941-6000
Fax: (253) 941-9500
Arts & Museums
The Working Waterfront Maritime Museum is operated by the non-profit organization
Built with a steel cone on the top, the Museum of Glass represents the pinnacle of artistic quality in the theater district. The visiting as well as in-house artists here impress the visitors with their creations and glass-blowing skills. The exhibitions held here are educational as well as fun for the whole family. School trips and guided tours are usually organized here for the same reason. Enter the museum to get completely bowled over by the beauty of glass in its different forms. Visit the hot shop for the molten formation process and end it with the cold shop where the final touches are given.
Designed by Dale Chihuly and Arthur Anderson, the Bridge of Glass is an overpass for pedestrians above Interstate 705. The bridge actually connects the Washington State History Museum with the Museum of Glass . The 500 feet long horizontal structure has a pair of crystal towers right in the center, which marks the halfway point of the bridge. Originally designed for showing the beauty of glass in its various forms, the functional value is also obvious; it acts as a connector between the two Washington landmarks.
Located in the city of Tacoma, Children's Museum of Tacoma offers an exciting adventure for kids of all ages. The museum allows families to explore and play together as they learn about science, the arts and more. Many of the exhibits offer hands-on fun, in which a child becomes a part of an enjoyable and playful learning experience. Exhibits range from traditional viewing exhibits to unique interactive ones.
Featuring American, European and Asian art, the Tacoma Art Museum is a well-known gallery and museum. Since its inception in 1935, it has been displaying art in the form of paintings and drawings—both classic and contemporary, national and international. Their permanent collection includes works by Mary Cassatt, Jean Baptiste, Camille Corot, Dale Chihuly, Edgar Degas and Robert Henri to name a few. It also holds lectures, workshops, talks, temporary exhibitions and performances for all age groups.
This museum, dedicated to powerboat racing, was started in 1983. The museum's exhibits include not just modern boats, but also many vintage boats, all in all spanning over 70 years of powerboat history. The museum also has an large collection of books, films, magazines, newspaper articles and much more about the history of this exciting sport.
The LeMay Family Collection at Marymount is open year-round 6 days/week for guided tours, showcasing over 500 vintage vehicles - primarily American-made cars, trucks, buses, fire engines, motorcycles, and more. The LeMay Family Collection was started by Harold & Nancy LeMay, was recognized as the largest privately-held collection of vehicles in the world, and it continues to grow. The historic Marymount campus, once the home of the Marymount Military Academy, then the LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM, is now managed by the LeMay Family Collection Foundation and is the location of the Annual LeMay Car Show held on the last Saturday in August each year.
"For more than 30 years, the Traver Gallery has served as a theater for the visual arts, providing space for artists to explore their ideas and share their discoveries with the world."
Located in Tacoma, about 30 miles south of Seattle, this museum lets you explore the history of the state. Multimedia exhibits allow you to take an interactive look at the lifestyles and culture of the native inhabitants and of the settlers who followed. Visit a Salish plant house and take a video trip down the mighty Columbia River. On select occasions people can view the museum for free. Please visit their website for more information.
Visit the birthplace of the city at this log cabin museum. It is a replica of the cabin where the original Euro-American settler lived and commemorates his contributions to the area.
The LeMay Car Museum is a four story museum housed on nine acres in Tacoma. The museum is home to 350 vehicles, spanning the history of cars in America. A visit to this museum is a car-lovers dream.
This museum recreates the history of sports through visual displays, written descriptions and a narrated video highlighting famous moments in local history. The museum focuses not only on athletes, coaches, and teams, but also on administrators, sponsors, officials, sportswriters and broadcasters, all of whom have contributed to a strong sports heritage.