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August 2021

Family STEAM Days – It IS Rocket Science!

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 22, 2021

What drives the forces behind motion? Rockets, much like cars, rely on some form of energy to propel them into the air. Learn about Newton’s Laws of Physics while creating (and launching) some awesome rockets.

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Take A Spin

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on July 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

                        Experience history in motion! Returning again is our popular annual event “Take a Spin”. Museum guests can take a ride around the Haub Family Field in vehicles selected from the ACM Collection! Your ride may vary from early Antiques, pre-war Classics, Fabulous Fifties to the Rad ’80s, and more! This event is suitable for all ages, children under 12 will need an adult present. Learn vehicle trivia like,…

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POSTPONED: If Cars Could Talk: Under Cuba’s Hood/Cuba bajo el capó

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about Cuba’s legendary car culture from an author who literally wrote the book on it! Sharing stories gathered from his travels in Cuba, Michael Shapiro will present a whole new perspective on the cars of Cuba. This high-flex program is available online via Zoom or in-person at the Museum. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone this event due to travel restrictions. We are planning to have author Michael Shapiro to the Museum in mid-2022 for some fun events–stay tuned!…

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Drive-In Movie | Karate Kid

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us for the Drive-In movie series on ACM’s Haub Family Field! Watch from the comfort of your car or from a blanket or chair, either option will give you a great view of the 40-foot outdoor screen! Field access for parking and tailgating for the show starts at 5:00pm, with showtime at dusk (around 9pm). First come first served, no pre-registration available so make sure to arrive early to reserve your spot! Drive-In movies are FREE to the public,…

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September 2021

Take A Spin

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on July 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

                        Experience history in motion! Returning again is our popular annual event “Take a Spin”. Museum guests can take a ride around the Haub Family Field in vehicles selected from the ACM Collection! Your ride may vary from early Antiques, pre-war Classics, Fabulous Fifties to the Rad ’80s, and more! This event is suitable for all ages, children under 12 will need an adult present. Learn vehicle trivia like,…

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Wheels & Heels Annual Gala

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 5 – 10 pm Experience America’s Automotive Trust’s key fundraiser to support its commitment to preserving America’s automotive industry. Enjoy a sporty cocktail social, four-course dinner prepared by El Gaucho Tacoma, live auction, entertainment, Montecristo cigar lounge and fireworks display. The in-person event at LeMay – America’s Car Museum is SOLD OUT. Join us virtually by registering here!  Click here to view the Wheels & Heels Annual Gala Auction Catalog Attire: High-Performance Fashion Greater Giving Click here…

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Family STEAM Day – Model A Day

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Education team to craft paper models of the iconic Ford Model A! Then head down to our NAPA Auto Care Center to check out a real 1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet being restored by the ACM Collections Department and the Gallopin’ Gertie’s Ford Model A Club. Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math on Family STEAM Day. On the third Saturday of…

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If Alfas Could Talk – Alfa Romeo’s History with Formula 1 Racing

September 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In honor of the Gran Premio D’Italia (Grand Prix of Italy) let’s talk about Alfa Romeo Grand Prix cars over the years!  We’ll celebrate one of the all-time greatest victories at the 1935 German Grand Prix at the famed Nürburgring, Alfa winning the first ever Formula One championship, and cars of today. High-Flex (in-person and Zoom options) Pre-registration is required for this event. To register, please use the link below. Register Here! Join Guest Curator and President of the Northwest Alfa…

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October 2021

Club Auto: Wine & Wheels Fall Fling

October 2 - October 3

More details coming soon! Click here to learn more about Club Auto.  

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Family STEAM Days – Not a Box (Cars)

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

October is Tacoma Arts Month and we are celebrating by exploring three-dimensional artwork and designing our very own cars. “Why are you sitting in a box? It’s not a box!” Today, we’ll be inspired by the children’s story “Not a Box“ and use our imaginations to make our very own car sculptures with cardboard boxes and other recycled materials. Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art…

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