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April 2018

Powering the Future Learning Lab Opens to Public

April 14

Opening to the public on Saturday, April 14, 2018, ACM’s new hands-on educational Powering the Future Learning Lab, is the perfect vehicle to drive home one of the most important questions of our time, “How will we power our future?” Powering the Future will immerse students and visitors in the complexities of our transportation choices, show the real world impacts of our energy needs and inspire solutions for a sustainable, energy independent future. This new, interactive learning lab will have…

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Family STEAM Day – Powering the Future Family Fun Day

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate ACM’s new hands-on learning lab, Powering the Future! Learn how we can utilize lessons learned throughout history and modern-day technological advances to discuss the past, present and future implications of our fuel and energy sources on our communities, our wallets and the environment. Then, dive into some hands-on exploration and design challenges as we discover new materials and technologies paving the way for a cleaner, brighter automotive future. Design, build, tinker and learn together as…

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May 2018

Club Auto: Around the Peninsula with Dan’s Drives

May 5

Dan created this drive exclusively for our Club Auto & Concours Club members! We’ll be taking a drive on a special route to some of his favorite stops around Hood Canal.  Including: The Alderbrook Spa and Resort, Point No Point Lighthouse, Port Ludlow, the Hood Canal floating bridge, Port Gamble, Mora Ice Cream and ending the day with a ferry ride into Seattle. We’ll start our day at the Museum meeting in Club Auto. Breakfast snacks and coffee will be provided to get us…

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Full STEAM Ahead: A K-12 Educator Workshop – POSTPONED

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

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 - 9:00 pm

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED, PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE DOOR ACM Member – $50  |  Non Member – $75 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! 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…

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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 Early Entry  & Curator’s Talk & Tour on Opening Day  – includes coffee & donuts while mingling with fellow BMW enthusiasts! $5 / ACM Members  |  $25 / Non-Members PURCHASE TICKETS INCLUDED! SPECIAL CURATOR’S TALK WITH SCOT…

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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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May 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

ACM recognizes the contributions of America’s current and former service members. Active duty, retirees and veterans will receive complimentary Museum admission on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19. Can’t visit the Museum on May 19? Military receive discounted admission and 10% off ACM membership daily. *Military ID or proof of service is required to receive complimentary admission. Does not include dependents.

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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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