Whole Child Access Pass

Whole Child Access Pass

Every student in the Tacoma School District is invited to sign up for an Access Pass. It’s FREE!whole child pass front

It’s easy to sign up

Step 1: Download and sign the Metro Parks Tacoma/Tacoma Public Schools authorization form. One form per child.

Step 2: Submit form to the office of your child’s Tacoma Public School.

Step 3: Students will be issued a card by Metro Parks Tacoma that will identify them as a Whole Child Access Pass holder.

Step 4: Start saving money with Access Pass special offers

Note: After submitting your form to your school it could take up to three weeks to receive your pass. (Read the FAQ for more info.)

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Access Pass Discounts and Special Offers

Access Pass Discounts and Special Offers

  • $10 off a Tacoma Nature Center Family Membership
  • FREE Souvenir trade bead for Fort Nisqually bracelet with purchase of admission
  • $1 off “ Coffee with the Birds ” Program Fee
  • $1 off “ Tacoma Giants” Program Fee
  • 25% off kayak or boat rental when accompanied by adult 18 and older
  • 20% off of a purchase of $50 or more at the Fort Nisqually Museum Store. Offer valid after purchase of Fort Nisqually regular admission or 2 for 1 admission for the Whole Child Access Pass holder.
  • 10% off Mini-Sports program
  • $1 off the daily admission fee for all recreational swims
  • 10% off swim lessons
  • 10% off these classes:
    • Beginning Martial Arts
    • Beginning Martial Arts
    • Costume Carnival Day at The Center at Norpoint
    • Intro to Strength Training at The Center at Norpoint
    • Zumba Kids
    • All Ballet, Tap Jazz and Hip Hop Classes (Not available for Toe, Tap & Tumble, Ballroom)
    • Intro to Theatre
    • Tot Theatre / Stars of the Stage
    • Acting for Film
    • Video Production
    • Little Artist’s Studio
    • Intro to Art
    • Digital Photography
  • 10% off Mini-Sports program
  • Williams Nine Course- Buy one Green Fee and get the Second Green fee FREE!
  • FootGolf Course- Buy one Get one FREE!
  • 10% Off Championship 18 Course Green Fees
  • 20% Off Driving Range Buckets
  • 10% Off Merchandise at Meadow Park Golf Shop
  • $3.00 off PDZA daytime general admission
  • 10% off on new Zoo membership
  • $1.00 off Zoolights general admission
  • 10% off PDZA camps
  • 50% off Northwest Trek daytime general admission
  • 10% off on new Trek membership
  • One free fitness class per month at STAR Center or Center at Norpoint
  • $10 off any family kayak trip
  • Save $270 on a 5-hour Friday evening rental at Titlow Lodge
  • Save $325 on a 5-hour Friday evening rental at Point Defiance Pagoda
  • 50% off on all Swim Lessons (January Session – sign up in December)
  • In February, 25 % off on a 10 swim punch pass, good for any indoor pool recreational swim.
  • Register first child in Youth Sports Program at full Price and receive 20% off Second child.
  • 25% off Top Scholar Spring Break Basketball Camp.
  • 25% off Tennis Clinic
  • Kids play Meadow Park Championship 18 or Williams Nine for FREE every Sunday in July with paid Adult
  • Every Tuesday & Thursday in July, Buy one get one FREE bucket of Range Balls
  • FREE admission to Fort Nisqually (excluding events) during Spring Break
  • 10% discount for pass holder on summer camps at Fort Nisqually
  • 10% discount on NWT Keeper Adventure Tours
  • 10% discount on PDZA Shark Dives

Access Pass Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can homeschool, charter school or private school students participate?
A. This is a pilot program and we currently only offer the Whole Child Access Pass to students at Tacoma Public Schools. There are plans to look at including other students in the future.

Q. How will we receive the card? Do I need to come to the office to get it?
A. Whole Child Access Pass cards are mailed to a students home address.