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GET OUT: Kids’ puppet show, model train festival, Northwest Trek for winter fun

The annual Model Train Festival at the Washington State History Museum opens Monday.
The annual Model Train Festival at the Washington State History Museum opens Monday. Staff file, 2012

Monday

Puppets Please: Colorful marionettes perform a holiday-themed, in-the-round show for all ages at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. It is free and open to the public; 253-548-3305

Monday — Jan. 1

The Model Train Festival at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, opens Monday and will continue through New Year's Day. Make it a family event. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; free for children ages 5 and younger and members. Go to washingtonhistory.org for more information.

Saturday — Dec. 31

Make Northwest Trek Wildlife Park a winter break destination for the family. Kids get in free (up to four children ages 12 and younger) with a paying adult. Each visit includes a heated, 50-minute tram tour of the Free Roaming Area, where visitors can spot the new baby moose, deer, elk, sheep and more. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily from Saturday through Dec. 31. Go to nwtrek.org for more information.

manderson@thenewstribune.com

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