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December 2018

Santa’s Castle Toy Drive

December 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 23, 2018

Santa’s Castle offers assistance to military families by providing toys, books, and board games for military children, ages infants to 17, whose families are experiencing financial crisis. ACM will accept new unwrapped toys December 1 – 23 in the Lobby daily between 10 am and 5 pm. All visitors who donate a new unwrapped toy will receive $2 off regular adult ACM admission. SANTA AT ACM Don’t miss your chance to get your photo taken with Santa in a 1906 Cadillac Model K…

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January 2019

The Drive Home IV

January 2 - January 12

America’s Automotive Trust and the North American International Auto Show have launched “The Drive Home IV” – a 10-day road rally from January 2 – 12, kicking off in Houston, TX and concluding at the opening of the NAIAS in Detroit. Entering its fourth year, The Drive Home IV is an annual vintage vehicle winter road rally that celebrates America’s motoring legacy throughout the country in the days leading up to the world’s premier international auto show, NAIAS. FOLLOW ALONG There are many ways…

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If Cars Could Talk – Racing in Tacoma

January 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

When you think about auto racing in America, what city comes to mind? Indianapolis? Daytona? What about Tacoma? In 1912, America’s fastest drivers competed for a national championship at a five-mile long dirt track known as the Tacoma Speedway. The speedway was rebuilt as America’s “grand board track” in 1915 and speed records fell. In 1920 there were two great racetracks in the country: Tacoma Speedway and Indianapolis. Tacoma Speedway was the fastest. Tacoma’s racing heritage was reborn in 1986…

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Family STEAM Day – Pinewood Power

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Design, assemble, and test out your own pinewood derby car before racing against other Museum visitors on ACM’s full-length Pinewood Derby track located in the Family Zone. Learn insider tips (and a bit about physics) as you work to make your pinewood car as fast as possible by increasing potential energy and reducing friction. 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…

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February 2019

ACM CLOSED FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER

February 4
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 5, 2019

ACM will be closed Monday, February 4 – 5, 2019 for inclement weather. Please check back for updates.

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ACM CLOSED FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER

February 5
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 5, 2019

ACM will be closed Monday, February 4 – 5, 2019 for inclement weather. Please check back for updates.

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$55

Full STEAM Ahead: A K-12 Educator Workshop – Rescheduled to April 27th, 2019

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event has been postponed due to the severe weather forecasted for our area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that you will join us for the workshop on April 27th. 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…

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If Cars Could Talk – CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

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

This event has been cancelled due to the severe weather forecasted for our area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that you will join us at next month’s If Cars Could Talk, Women Influencers in Automotive History. 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…

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Race Night – Canceled

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Race Night has been canceled until further notice while we work on upgrading our simulators! One of our simulators is down, so we thought it would be a great time to upgrade all of our units to give you access to the most up-to-date technology in racing simulations. Stay tuned for updates on our improved racing experience!  

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Family STEAM Day – Custom Car Creations

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There are all different types of cars on display at America’s Car Museum and each was designed with a particular purpose or style in mind. Some cars are built to look fast, while others are designed with safety in mind. On Family STEAM Day, learn more about the choices designers make when designing automobiles. Then, use your imagination, craft supplies, and recycled materials to design and build custom car creations of your very own! Design, build, tinker and learn together…

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