LeMay America’s Car Museum: Grand Opening

The wait is nearly over, and we’re excited to show you our home! We have a weekend full of grand opening activities here at LeMay – America’s Car Museum for you and your friends to celebrate and experience our beautiful new museum!

The celebration will actually begin on Friday evening with parties inside the museum walls, providing a variety of fun experiences that will include cars from the collection, interactive exhibits, live music, dancing and much, much more!

Tickets for our Friday preview parties go on sale March 27, and can be purchased from our website at www.lemaymuseum.org.

Partygoers have their choice of three dinner party themes:

“Great Gatsby” – This grand affair will take place in the Showcase Gallery, with a beautiful view of downtown Tacoma for guests who will be dressed in black tie or 1920s-era attire. Guests will enjoy a sit-down dinner and jazz surrounded by Deusenbergs, Lincolns, and other Gatsby-esque cars! (Members: $225 per person; Non-members: $250)

“Start Your Engines” – If you’re a fan of Formula One, NASCAR, LeMans or Indy cars, this is the party for you! Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite driver, team member or crew chief to party in the “LeMay-burg-ring” on the museum’s 2nd floor. You’ll fuel up at the “Pit Row Buffet” and a DJ will entertain this high- octane party! (Members: $150 per person; Non-members: $170)

“Sock Hop” – Like crazy, like wow! If you love the curves of a 1950 Mercury or a ’57 Chevy, get out your black leather jackets and poodle skirts and let the good times roll! When you’re not being entertained by Elvis, the jukebox will crank out the hits in Club Auto as revelers hang out after a delicious buffet dinner. Let’s go Daddy-o! (Members: $75 per person; Non-members: $90)

“Afterglow” – While the night begins with three separate dinner parties, all partygoers will be able to enjoy the entire museum after dinner, and are invited to the “Rev it up” Club to mix, mingle and continue the celebration. Coffee and dessert will be available and a cigar tent will be set up outside. There are plenty of surprises and delights in store – this is a night you won’t want to miss – there’s only going to be one grand opening. Get in on the fun!

The long-awaited grand opening of the museum will be filled with more fun and festivities for all. The day starts with a free outdoor car show at 9 a.m., which will fill the Haub Family Field with hot cars and cool rides. At 10 a.m., we’ll hold our official grand opening ceremonies, also on the Haub Family Field.

Day two at ACM will see another free car show on Haub Family Field, go-karts in the parking lot and another opportunity to show the museum and its exhibits to friends and family.


Information provided by LeMay Museum