Special Morning of Play
Let’s face it, children on the autism spectrum — or those with sensory processing issues — are among the biggest fans of the interactive exhibits at places like the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia. Unfortunately, these children also are among the most inundated by its sights, textures, and activities, especially when the museum is open to the general public. That is why the museum began hosting Special Morning of Play events on Sundays, during which it opens at 9 a.m. to children who benefit from a quieter, more subdued experience. Admission is free for members and $7.50 per person for the public.
Summer Movie Night at Cheney
What’s better than a night at the ballpark with hotdogs and pizza? A night at the ballpark with hotdogs and pizza and all of your favorite Avengers duking it out against Thanos to save the universe. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29, hunker down at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma for this free family movie event. Must register online ahead of time.
‘Stranger Things’ of the White River Valley Museum
Inspired by the Netflix series Stranger Things, the White River Valley Museum in Auburn is throwing a “totally ’80s, totally strange” party ahead of the Labor Day weekend. From 7 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 29, the museum staff will have the collection’s strangest artifacts — like its Victorian era cooling board meant to keep bodies chilled post-mortem and an alleged chain letter from Jesus — on display along with a few Stranger Things references hidden throughout. Event is 21 and over, tickets are available online or at the door.