Family Workshops

Build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of cars. Every fourth Saturday, you and your child, grandchild, or family will spend quality time together designing, creating, or exploring cool car concepts.


Fourth Saturday of the month from 11:00am – 12:00pm


Geared to families, targeted for ages 5-12 and their adult


Members: $5 for each activity kit – admission is always free
Non-Members: $8 for each activity kit – plus admission

Note: One activity kit contains supplies to build and decorate one car.

2014 Family Workshop Schedule

  • October 25, 2014 - Pinewood Derby Cars
  • November 22, 2014 - Electric Propeller Cars
  • December 27, 2014 - Balloon-powered Cars
*Summer Solar Explorations: Each summer workshop session we will build a different solar powered car and explore the world of alternative propulsion.


Pre-registration is required. Participants must register at least 24 hours in advance in order to ensure enough supplies are available. Registration at the door may be available if space allows. Register for our educational programming online now.

You may also make a reservation by contacting Carolyn Dunand, Education Coordinator, at 253-683-3978, or by emailing

Reserved Family Workshop tickets will be held at the Guest Services desk on the Plaza Level until 10:45 am on the day of the program. After 10:45 am, any remaining tickets will be released to families on a stand-by list.