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Culture Corner - A Guide to Cultural Events

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Mother’s Day Events

May 7, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Half-Price Moms’ Day at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5400 N Pearl St.
Info: www.pdza.org

Bring your mom to the Zoo for a special day jam-packed with new experiences on Saturday, May 7. All moms will receive half-off general admission. (Half-off tickets are available only at the front gate.) In honor of Mother's Day, animal moms will feel the love with special enrichment treats. Enrichments improve an animal's quality of life by creating a more stimulating environment and encouraging species-typical behaviors, which is good for their physical and mental health.

Activities:
Meet the new clouded leopard cubs. Feed colorful birds in the open-air Budgie Buddies exhibit, Touch a stingray, a sea star and other underwater animals. Learn about your favorite animals at a Keeper Talk. Have an up-close encounter with a cool camel. Climb and explore on the Kids' Zone playground.

May 8, 12-5 p.m.
Mother’s Day at Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St.
Info: www.museumofglass.org

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8. To celebrate, the Museum of Glass is offering visitors a variety of hands-on workshops, along with store discounts and free admission for moms. Treat your mom to a Museum of Glass visit on Mother's Day. Moms receive free admission from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to join a Chihuly Walking Tour at 1 p.m., see Visiting Artist Amber Cowen working in the Hot Shop and view three exhibitions: #BeTheCurator, Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace: “Every Soil Bears Not Everything” and David Willis' “Daises.” MOG will also be offering $10 off all general membership levels throughout the day.

Mom and Me Fusing Workshops
Create your own fused glass art on Mother's Day with a buy one, get one half off workshop special. Learn how to combine colorful glass shards, spaghetti-like stringers and pebbly frit to create a unique souvenir of your visit. Choose to design a glass tile, a sun catcher or three pendants/magnets. We’ll fire it for you and mail it to your home. Learn more.

May 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave.
Info: www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Imagine how special your mom or grandmother will feel as you share family time over a delicious brunch in the artful setting of Tacoma Art Museum. Tour the galleries, including the special exhibition Edvard Munch and the Sea – exclusively at TAM – and What’s New at TAM? Recent Gifts to the Collection among others. Enjoy a scrumptious meal and a refreshing mimosa bar. Create magical memories with featured gifts for the special women who have lovingly given so much to you.

Additional Mother’s Day Event:
Pearl Knotted Bracelet Workshop
Reserve your Preferred Brunch Seating Time. Three seating times are available: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $35 ($30 member). Children 5 and under are free. Price includes: brunch, museum admission, tax and gratuity. Book online or by phone at (253) 272-4258

May 7 and 8, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Mother’s Day Tea Weekend at Meeker Mansion

312 Spring St, Puyallup
Info: www.meekermansion.org

Celebrate Mom by bringing her to a special Victorian tea and tour during Mother’s Day weekend at the Meeker Mansion. Relax and enjoy your light luncheon served on our English Fine Bone China. May 7th and 8th, 12:30 and 2:00 Seatings, $12.00 per Guest. Reservations needed and prepayment requested at least 2 weeks prior. Refunds are not given, only donation letters for tax purposes. Phone: (253) 848-1770.

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