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Monday, March 31

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars: sharks, wild cats, red wolves, elephants and polar bears. Discover each animal's superstar qualities by completing our Animal Scavenger Hunt! Each day of the week will focus on o... More

Tuesday, April 1

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars: sharks, wild cats, red wolves, elephants and polar bears. Discover each animal's superstar qualities by completing our Animal Scavenger Hunt! Each day of the week will focus on o... More

Wednesday, April 2

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars: sharks, wild cats, red wolves, elephants and polar bears. Discover each animal's superstar qualities by completing our Animal Scavenger Hunt! Each day of the week will focus on o... More
Walk Tacoma Series - Wright Park

11:30 am

Walk Tacoma Series Kicks Off in Wright Park!On Wednesday, April 2, Downtown On the Go and the American Heart Association, in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma, are coming together to host a walking event in celebration of National Walking Day... More

Thursday, April 3

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars: sharks, wild cats, red wolves, elephants and polar bears. Discover each animal's superstar qualities by completing our Animal Scavenger Hunt! Each day of the week will focus on o... More

Friday, April 4

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars: sharks, wild cats, red wolves, elephants and polar bears. Discover each animal's superstar qualities by completing our Animal Scavenger Hunt! Each day of the week will focus on o... More

Saturday, April 5

Migratory Madness
Birds of a Feather Flock Together This Coming Weekend for Migratory Madness This annual event at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park celebrates birds of all types with special animal presentations, games, crafts and other activities that the enti... More
April Fools Dash

10:00 am

It’s no joke, the April Fools Dash is guaranteed to be three miles of surprises and silliness. Bring your family, don your jester hat and discover what fun these paths can be when loops and challenges are added. Come out on th... More
Spring on the Sun

11:00 am

Bring the entire family to play in a bounce house, climb our rock wall, create arts & crafts, enjoy face painting and much more. Come early to participate in the April Fools Dash (registration required)Spring on the Sun: FreeApril Fools Das... More
Master Gardener Clinic

11:00 am

The WSU Master Gardeners are at the Conservatory every Saturday from Feb. 1 through April 26 and are ready to answer your plant related questions!$3, Ages 11 and younger are free.W.W. Seymour Conservatory316 S. G St., in Wright ParkSeymourConse... More
April Pool's Day at Norpoint Pool

1:00 pm

April Pool’s Day is No Joke – Kids Learn to Be Safe in WaterPreventing drowning, the second leading cause of death in children, could be as simple as spending a free afternoon at your local swimming pool!On Saturday, April 5 at Norp... More

Sunday, April 6

Migratory Madness
Birds of a Feather Flock Together This Coming Weekend for Migratory Madness This annual event at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park celebrates birds of all types with special animal presentations, games, crafts and other activities that the enti... More

Wednesday, April 9

Tacoma Resident Free Day at the Zoo
Visitors who live within the city limits of Tacoma will be admitted free as a thank you to taxpayers who have supported zoo improvements over the years. Adults 18 and over must provide proof of City of Tacoma residency. This can be a current dr... More
Conservatory Story Hour

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the Conservatory's beautiful flowers for weekly story telling along with a short hands-on science and art project! $3.00 exhibit admission - children under 12 free. Wednesday, April 9Arbor Day SquareScience: Planti... More

Saturday, April 12

Opening Day! Dr. Tolmie, the Naturalist
Its common name is the Piggyback Plant, but its scientific name is Tolmiea menziesii.  It was named for William Tolmie, the on-site manager of Hudson’s Bay Company operations at Fort Nisqually from 1843 until 1859. A new exhibit ... More
Spring Fling

10:00 am

Bring the whole family and enjoy arts & crafts, petting zoo, entertainment, food, family-friendly activities and more! FreePortland Ave. Community Center 3513 Portland Ave. MetroParksTacoma.org/Portland; 591-5391 More
Earth Day Party at the Zoo

10:00 am

Celebrate your home planet with the animals that share it! Learn how to shrink your carbon pawprint as Zoo animals receive special enrichment treats and toys. Earth Day is the perfect time to discover what actions you can take at ... More
Family Nature Walk - Swan Creek Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers or children under... More
Master Gardener Clinic

11:00 am

The WSU Master Gardeners are at the Conservatory every Saturday from Feb. 1 through April 26 and are ready to answer your plant related questions!$3, Ages 11 and younger are free.W.W. Seymour Conservatory316 S. G St., in Wright ParkSeymourConse... More
Hilltop Artist Reception

11:00 am

Hilltop Artists and the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park are partnering once again to bring to the public an installation of student-made glass, from April 8 – June 16.Entitled “Symbiosis: A Mutually Benefici... More
Family Nature Walk - Wapato Park

1:00 pm

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers or children under... More

Sunday, April 13

Earth Day Party at the Zoo

10:00 am

Celebrate your home planet with the animals that share it! Learn how to shrink your carbon pawprint as Zoo animals receive special enrichment treats and toys. Earth Day is the perfect time to discover what actions you can take at ... More
Second Sunday Concert Series

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. This month featuring Micaela Cooley.The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of ... More
Relax & Renew

5:30 pm

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation & gentle movement. No experience necessary, accessible to all. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. Suggested donation $10. To reserve your spot call (253) 59... More

Monday, April 14

Park Board Meeting
A five member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Regular MeetingsThe Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metro Pa... More

Tuesday, April 15

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities at the Zoo
Senior citizens (65 and over) and people with disabilities are invited to spend a day at the zoo at no charge. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium5400 N. Pearl St.Tacoma 98407591-5337,  pdza.org More
Browns Point Lighthouse Park Public Meeting

6:00 pm

We want to hear your ideas about: Parking Options Accessibility Improvements General Park Enhancements Join us at St. Matthew Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall (6800 Eastside Dr. NE) Questions? Roger Stanton at 253-305-1082 or rogers@t... More

Wednesday, April 16

Capital Improvement Committee

5:30 pm

This committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The public is invited to attend. ... More

Thursday, April 17

Destination Point Defiance - 3rd Thursday Community Dialogues

5:30 pm

Want to learn more about Point Defiance Park? Come to Destination Point Defiance – 3rd Thursday Community Dialogues about both near-term and long-range plans. The Pagoda in Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St. Learn more at... More

Saturday, April 19

Tiger Cub Kali's Birthday
Wish Kali a happy birthday as she enjoys special birthday treats. Enjoy a "cubcake" while supplies last!FREE with paid admission or membership. Skip the lines and save up to $10 on four tickets by purchasing online! Point Defiance Zoo &a... More
Point Defiance Beach Clean Up

9:00 am

Get hooked on helping at these clean up events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join other volunteers to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of our beaches. Meet at Point Defiance Marina Complex, 5912 N. Waterfr... More
Family Nature Walk - Oak Tree Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers... More
Sewing to Sowing

11:00 am

Explore, Play, Create and Learn at Fort Nisqually's Living History Day.Experience springtime in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 19, during Fort Nisqually’s Sewing to Sowing: A Liv... More
Master Gardener Clinic

11:00 am

The WSU Master Gardeners are at the Conservatory every Saturday from Feb. 1 through April 26 and are ready to answer your plant related questions!$3, Ages 11 and younger are free.W.W. Seymour Conservatory316 S. G St., in Wright ParkSeymourConse... More
All Things Green Earth Day Event

12:00 pm

Fun family Earth Day activities that teach about the earth and how we can all keep it healthy. Event will include special guest Don Ehlen with his Insect Safari collection. FreeTacoma Nature Center1919 S. Tyler St.Tacoma, WA(253) 591-6439 More
April Pool's Day

1:30 pm

April Pool’s Day is No Joke – Kids Learn to Be Safe in WaterPreventing drowning, the second leading cause of death in children, could be as simple as spending a free afternoon at your local swimming pool!On Saturday, April 5 at Norp... More

Monday, April 21

Committee of the Whole-Canceled

5:30 pm

The April 21 Committee of the Whole meeting has been cancelled. Committee of the Whole meetings are normally held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Mondays of each month. All 5 Board members are scheduled to attend. The for... More

Saturday, April 26

Family Golf Days
Bring the whole family and a friend or two on selected Saturdays from April to August to enjoy nine holes of golf on the Williams Nine.  Kids 18 and under play for FREE with a full-paying adult. Kids also receive a free food item each mont... More
Parks Appreciation Day

9:00 am

Thousands of Volunteers Anticipated on Parks Appreciation Day Do something good for the earth from 9 am to noon on April 26 at Parks Appreciation Day. Participants are needed to spruce up local parks by trimming limbs, grooming gro... More
Master Gardener Clinic

11:00 am

The WSU Master Gardeners are at the Conservatory every Saturday from Feb. 1 through April 26 and are ready to answer your plant related questions!$3, Ages 11 and younger are free.W.W. Seymour Conservatory316 S. G St., in Wright ParkSeymourConse... More
Family Nature Walk - Tacoma Nature Center

1:00 pm

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers... More

Sunday, April 27

Relax & Renew

5:30 pm

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation & gentle movement. No experience necessary, accessible to all. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. Suggested donation $10. To reserve your spot call (253) 59... More

Monday, April 28

Park Board Meeting
A five member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Regular MeetingsThe Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metro Pa... More
Natural Yard Care Class - Landscape Design Made Easy

6:30 pm

YARD CARE WORKSHOPSAdults 18 and up, $5/person/class Sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, these classes are scheduled in conjunction with the Tacoma Nature Center's annual Spring Native Plant Sale so you can learn the bas... More

Wednesday, April 30

Capital Improvement Committee

5:30 pm

This committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The public is invited to attend. ... More