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May 2018

Mother’s Day Gift of Membership Deal

May 1 - May 31

Fun for mom and family! We are revving up ACM Membership for moms now through May 31! 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 learn more about ACM Membership.

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$45

Full STEAM Ahead: A K-12 Educator Workshop

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

REGISTER NOW 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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$5 - $10

Race Night at ACM

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2018

Put your racing skills to the test every second Thursday of the month in the Speed Zone at ACM! Our CXC racing simulators are linked together to provide a realistic racing experience against other drivers. Compete on famous tracks such as: Darlington, Daytona, Dover and more!

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BMW Heroes of Bavaria Exhibit Grand Opening Celebration

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Experience an exhibit unlike any other! Displayed for the first time on the West Coast, this exclusive grand opening allows you to get an inside look at BMW Heroes of Bavaria! The exhibit features the unveiling of 17 rare and historically significant BMW motorsports vehicles, plus artifacts and memorabilia displayed in ACM’s remarkable Showcase Gallery.  Meet special guest speakers to hear stories of Le Mans, IMSA and BMW rally racing firsthand. What is a Bavarian event without the best German…

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BMW Heroes of Bavaria Early Entry and Curator’s Talk & Tour

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Can’t make the BMW Heroes of Bavaria Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, May 12? Join us for the BMW Heroes of Bavaria Early Entry and Curator Talk & Tour! Be one of the first to see the exhibit before it opens to the public at the 9 am Early Entry Celebration on Opening Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018  – includes coffee & donuts while mingling with fellow BMW enthusiasts! $5 / ACM Members  |  $25 / Non-Members PURCHASE TICKETS INCLUDED! SPECIAL…

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Take A Spin

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 19, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on July 26, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on August 2, 2018 at 11:00am

Summer just isn’t as fun without ACM’s Take A Spin events! 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!

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Family STEAM Day – Robot Design Challenge

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 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 and…

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June 2018
Free

If Cars Could Talk – Vintage Porsche Race Cars

June 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In honor of Pacific Northwest Historics’ 2018 featured marque, Porsche, author Martin Rudow will share the history of the Porsche race program.  Join us for this lively discussion, learn more about Martin’s newest book and meet representatives from SOVERN, the Society Of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts, who will share more about upcoming Pacific Northwest Historics’ racing events and resources. There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never imagined.…

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$5 - $10

Race Night at ACM

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2018

Put your racing skills to the test every second Thursday of the month in the Speed Zone at ACM! Our CXC racing simulators are linked together to provide a realistic racing experience against other drivers. Compete on famous tracks such as: Darlington, Daytona, Dover and more!

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Family STEAM Day – Race Day

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Members of Granite Falls High Schools’s Eco-Car Teams, The ShopGirls and The UrbanAutos, will be at the Museum talking with visitors about designing and building fuel efficient cars for the future. They’ll also share their experiences as the only teams from Washington competing in the Shell Eco Marathon in Sonoma, California. Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your…

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