Childcare facility opens Feb. 8 at Children’s Museum of Tacoma

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma will open a licensed childcare facility in downtown Tacoma in February.

The Muse: A Children’s Center — located at 1501 Pacific Ave., in the lower level of the United Way Building, which also houses the Children’s Museum of Tacoma — is a program of the Children’s Museum of Tacoma in collaboration with the University of Washington Tacoma, and will serve approximately 70 children aged 18 months to five years old. The Muse will give priority enrollment to children of students, faculty, and staff of University of Washington Tacoma, but will also offer additional openings for community members interested in its services.

The Muse will operate Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., beginning on Mon., Feb. 8. More information is available online at