Parents often choose to move during the summer so that their children have the chance to end school in their old neighborhood and begin school in their new one. It's a good plan but one that often creates a long, lonely summer for the kids. Here are a few ways to help your children "connect" in Tacoma.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Pierce County
(253) 572-8440

YMCA Tacoma Center
(253) 597-6444

YMCA Puyallup
(253) 841-9622

YMCA Lakewood
(253) 584-9622

YWCA of Tacoma and Pierce County
(253) 272-4181


Western Washington Fair
The sixth largest fair in the country, with food, animals, exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, crafts and rides. (253) 845-1771

Wild Waves Water Park & Enchanted Village
(253) 661-8000

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railway
(360) 569-2588

Northwest Trek
(253) 847-1901

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
(253) 591-5337


 Tacoma Art Museum
(253) 272-4258

Camp 6 Logging Museum
(253) 752-0047

Children's Museum of Tacoma
(253) 627-6031

Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village
(360) 832-6300

Washington State Historical Society
  (253) 272-3500

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Federal Way Regional Library
(253) 838-3668

Puyallup Library
(253) 841-5454

Roy Library
(253) 843-2331

Tacoma Public Library
(253) 591-5666

Pierce County Library System