If you’re still looking for Father’s Day plans that don’t include the U.S. Open, try Tacoma’s Museum District, where three museums are doing everything from open-hood vintage cars to community sculpture.
Summer Solstice Sculpture Festival at TAM
Tacoma Art Museum’s sculpture festival this weekend coincides with the summer solstice. Spend the longest day of the year making a community mixed-media sculpture, discovering the museum’s outdoor and indoor works (including the new Scott Fife “Explorers”), and meet local artists at a 2 p.m. panel discussion on public art.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org.
Hoods Up and 19th Hole at the LeMay-America’s Car Museum
Many dads love cars, and the LeMay-America’s Car Museum is open until 8 p.m. every day this weekend to cater to U.S. Open visitors, with a special golf cart display and open hoods on around 100 of its vintage cars — every engine-lover’s dream.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16-June 24 (Hoods Up program); 5-8 p.m. through Sunday (19th Hole program). $16 general, $14 seniors (65 and older) and military, $12 students, $8 ages 6-12 and free ages 5 and younger. Chrome and Glass Pass gets you into the car museum and Museum of Glass for $25 through June 30. LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. 253-779-8490, americascarmuseum.org.
Museum of Glass
Watch artist John Miller make more of the vibrant, glitzy glass sculptures (car ornaments, hamburgers) he’s known for, and hear him talk about it at a 2 p.m. artist’s conversation. Dad can try his own hand at glass fusing in a 1 p.m. workshop.
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. $15 general, $13 AAA members, $12 seniors (62 and older), students and military, $5 children ages 6-12, and free to ages 5 and younger and college students (Sundays only). Chrome and Glass Pass gets you into the car museum and Museum of Glass for $25 through June 30. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org.