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April 2019


Full STEAM Ahead: A K-12 Educator Workshop

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event was originally scheduled for February 9 2019, but has been rescheduled to this date due to severe winter weather. Tacoma’s Museum District brings you creative new ways to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics into your classroom. Educators from America’s Car Museum, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Foss Waterway Seaport, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum provide engaging, hands-on workshops for both primary and secondary teachers.

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May 2019


May 1 - May 31

We are revving up ACM Membership for moms the entire month of May! Why? Because mom’s love cool cars too!  Buy a Bronze Gift of Membership for your mom and she will receive a voucher to choose a new pair of vintage sunglasses at the ACM Store. Click here to give the Gift of Membership.  Make sure to write “sunglasses for mom” in the gift message. 

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Club Auto Private Collection Tour

May 4

Club Auto members enjoy special events, driving tours and private collection tours on a regular basis. Contact kristen.wells@aat.org for more information about the private collection tour on May 4.

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The Cadillac of Brunches!

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Champagne and Cadillac’s – Welcome to ACM’s auto-brunch featuring the opening of our newest exhibit, “Cadillac – Standard of the World”. Experience the story from the brands inception to their renowned reputation for designing and building some of the finest and most desirable automobiles in the world! Nothing says luxury like champagne first thing in the morning! From mimosa’s to motors, you can sip, sample and stroll with unlimited bacon and breakfast bites from Carrs, coffee and donuts from Original…

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Member Double Discount Day

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All ACM members will receive 20% off in the ACM Store and Classics by Pacific Grill! Members at every level also enjoy special member pricing in the Speed Zone! Not a member? Join today or when you visit the Museum* on or before Member Double Discount Day to receive these member benefits. Click here or call 253.779.8490 to find the membership level that fits you best. *Did you know that before you leave the Museum you can apply the cost…

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Tacoma – South Sound Mini Maker Faire

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

We are a nation of makers. Just as the automobile is designed and customized by tinkerers, artists and engineers, makers continue to drive innovative technology and designs for our future. America’s Car Museum will be participating in the Tacoma-South Sound Mini Maker Faire at UWT. Come and see the ingenuity of makers of the past, present and the future at work. The STEAM Learning Network of the Graduate Tacoma movement is honored to host the inaugural Tacoma-South Sound Mini Maker…

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If Cars Could Talk – Cadillac – The Standard of the World: A Preview

May 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as ACM’s Curator of Exhibitry, Scot Keller, previews ACM’s newest exhibition Cadillac – The Standard of the World. Then, head up to the Showcase Gallery to explore the vehicles and learn more about the Cadillac story!

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Take A Spin

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 20, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on July 11, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on August 22, 2019 at 11:00am

Ride in vehicles from the ACM Collection and experience history in motion! Vehicles will vary and may be a selection from Antiques and pre-war Classics to the Fabulous Fifties, perhaps a fire truck may make a special appearance! This event is FREE for ACM Members or included with Museum admission. 2019 TAKE A SPIN DATES: Thursday, May 16 Thursday, June 20 Thursday, July 11 Thursday, August 22  

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Family STEAM Day – Robot Design Challenge

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Members of The SOTAbots (a Washington robotics team combining nontraditional High School students from The Industrial Design and Engineering Arts School (iDEA), School of the Arts (SOTA) and Tacoma Science and Math Institute (SAMi)) will be at the museum talking with visitors about designing, programming and building robots. Create your own designs in our Bot Design Challenge and learn how the FIRST Robotics Competition program works. The team will have building materials for visitors to test their robotics skills…

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June 2019

Hoods Up for Father’s Day

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 25, 2019

  Bring dad to ACM, June 11 – 25, and join us for our annual Hoods Up for Father’s Day event. We’re putting the hoods up on 100 vehicles to celebrate Father’s Day! We have a great selection of engines visible on every floor, from all eras to make dad’s day extra special. There will be a wide variety of vehicles and something of interest (and education) for everyone!

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