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January 2019

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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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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Drive the Blues Away

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Let’s party like it’s 1929! Calling on all rum runners, moonshiners and bootleggers! For one night only, prohibition in Tacoma is to be formally re-ratified in an evening of hush-hush drinking and costumed-cavorting at America’s Car Museum. Obsessively prepared, passionately executed and prohibition inspired, Tacoma’s best chefs will be preparing bites of what Prohibition food means to each of them. We are excited to partner with Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Cooks Tavern, Southern Kitchen,Carrs, Hello Cupcake and Original House of Donuts. From…

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March 2019

If Cars Could Talk – Women Influencers in Automotive History: Art to Motorsports and Everything in Between

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

In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite you to join us as ACM Museum Educator, Francesca Steele, presents a brief survey of women’s involvement in the automotive industry from the late 1800s to today. Through sports, invention, politics, and media we’ll explore how women have established a collective influence on modern culture and the automobile of the future. There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never…

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Family STEAM Day – Bridging the Gap

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

The automobile was a life-changing invention, but without bridges, we wouldn’t be able to visit and explore some of our favorite places. Today, we’ll use simple materials to design and build our own bridges. Think like an engineer, ask questions, and have fun completing this design challenge! 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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