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September 2016
Free

Celebrate Blue Friday with ACM, Shell and the Seattle Seahawks

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shell Station,
22588 84th Ave S
Kent, WA United States
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Visit ACM’s 1957 Chevrolet Nomad and 1966 Ford Mustang from The Drive Home at the Shell Station at 13001 Lake City Way in Seattle on Friday, September 16 from 11am – 1pm!   On September 16, 23, 30, and October 16, Shell is partnering with the Seattle Seahawks to celebrate Blue Fridays with exciting flash fuel sales, with Seahawks Legends, Blitz and the Seagals in attendance, beautiful cars provided by the America’s Car Museum and co-branded Seahawks/Shell giveaways.   Keep…

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October 2016
Free

Cars as Art Scavenger Hunt

October 1 - October 31
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In celebration of Tacoma Arts Month, a complimentary “Cars as Art” scavenger hunt will be available at the ticketing counter in the lobby. This family-friendly activity encourages visitors to view automobiles as rolling sculptures and employ visual thinking strategies to answer questions about each featured vehicle.  

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Spooky Halloween Vehicles on Special Display

October 1 - October 31
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On display now through Halloween in the ACM lobby are two spooky vehicles designed by Mike Fobes – The “Tomb for Two” and “Twisted Evil” motorcycle! Just as the The Munster Koach was the Munster’s family car, The Dragula was Grandpa Munster’s race car, (both are famed customizer George Barris creations for the 1960’s TV Show “The Munsters”) the “Tomb for Two” is creator Mike Fobes interpretation of the Munsters family sports car.  A car Mike says that “Herman and…

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If Cars Could Talk – Classic Brightwork

October 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never imagined. Each month, our speaker will pick a car and offer a fascinating peek into its history. Join us the first Tuesday of each month, and explore the story of cars with Museum curators, staff, or local personalities over lunch. Back by popular demand, Doug McDonnell will discuss the art of automotive “brightwork” such as chrome designs, emblems, hood…

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Insider Talk – Master Collector Exhibit

October 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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As part of Tacoma Arts Month, Master Collector Peter Gleeson will speak about his collection and the vehicles that he loaned for the new Master Collector exhibit ramp including 3 Art Cars: 1979 BMW M1 Frank Stella Art Car 2009 Ford Flex Lee Quinones Art Car 1975 Dexter Brown BMW 3.3Li Art Car This event is complimentary with Museum admission.

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$5 - $10

Race Night at ACM

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Free

Cruise-In at ACM

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 13, 2016
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Cruise into ACM on the second Thursday of each month April through October, rain or shine on ACM’s Haub Family Field! Cruise-Ins at ACM are FREE, family-friendly and no pre-registration is required! Enjoy music by DJ Fred, BBQ by Gravediggers, popcorn by Queen of Pop, free coffee and cookies, and enter to win a door prize and/or People’s Choice award!

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Free

Educator Night at the Museum

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tacoma Art Museum,
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Every year, Tacoma area museums come together to host Educator Night at the Museum, an exciting opportunity for area educators to relax and mingle while learning more about the resources and programs offered by prominent organizations in the Puget Sound area. Educators are invited to discover engaging, innovative, standards-based ways to bring the arts, social studies, science and other subjects into their classrooms or opportunities to bring their students out into the community! Register online to attend.

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Family STEM Day – Automotive Design & Engineering

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Design, build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, and math. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone. Meet members of the University of Washington’s Formula Motorsports team and check out their new T27 car on display. Be inspired by their passion for automotive design and engineering.…

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An Evening with Master Collector Peter Gleeson

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Gold Key members and above are invited to an evening with Master Collector Peter Gleeson. Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a private tour of his collection in the Master Collectors exhibit at America’s Car Museum. RSVP by October 14.

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