Back To School Kick-Off

Annual TPS Back To School Kick-off

Presented by Tacoma Public Schools and Greentrike
  • Dates:
    Sep 2, 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    1911 Pacific Avenue
  • Tickets:

    FREE for Tacoma Public Schools students and their families

  • Accessibility:

    Mobility accessible. Exterior ramps provide building access, elevators access all floors in the building, and wheelchairs are available at admissions.

10th Annual Back to School Kick-off
in downtown Tacoma
Includes FREE admission to the Washington State History Museum for Tacoma Public Schools students and their families! 
September 2, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
TPS families are invited to this day of playful celebration to start the new school year.
Note: All visitors must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
Free backpacks will be available at the History Museum entrance, while supplies last. Explore the History Museum (free!) and see if you can find the mammoth tooth, a carved wolf, and Dave & Dandy! Don’t miss the model train on the fifth floor.
Event festivities include backpack and school supplies giveaway, a car show, music, performances, food trucks, entry into participating museums, a scavenger hunt, and information about Expanded Learning Opportunities, and span from the Children’s Museum of Tacoma along Pacific Avenue to the Washington State History Museum.
Pierce Transit is providing free rides to the event. Sign up here: