Metro Parks Tacoma

  • Register
  • Come Play

    Bring the kids to explore Discovery Pond, our free, nature-themed playground.

  • Visit our gift shop

    for nature-themed t-shirts, sweatshirts, books, toys, jewelry, art, gift items

  • Take a Class

    Join in exciting nature programs for youth, adults or families. 
  • Celebrate!

    Have a wild party! Four different party packages for that special occasion.
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Welcome to the Tacoma Nature Center

The Tacoma Nature Center is a 71-acre nature preserve encompassing Snake Lake and the surrounding
wetlands and forest. Stroll nature trails to experience native birds, animals and plants. Join in exciting nature programs
and summer day camps. Visit our collection of small animals including an observation beehive.

Support our preschool fundraiser by purchasing a Chinook Book during our regular business hours. More details.

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