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Upcoming Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake Events

Saturday, October 6

Fall Native Plant Sale

9:00 am

Landscape your yard with plants that are native to our area. Planting natives ensures the conservation of our precious water resources and provides habitat for local birds, mammals and insects. Native plants require less water and care than oth... More
Nature at Night

7:30 pm

Discover who goes bump in the night at the Tacoma Nature Center. Walk the trails after dark and learn about the nocturnal residents in the park. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa and cookies. Pre-registration required. Register online> ... More

Saturday, October 13

Green Tacoma Day

10:00 am

  Connect with nature Tacoma’s wetlands, parks and open spaces need your help! These natural resources provide people with clean air, clean water, and access to nature. Keeping them healthy is a community effort! Join hundreds... 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 unde... 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 unde... More

Saturday, October 20

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 or children unde... More
Pier Peer in Tacoma - Awesome Arthropods

7:30 pm

Bring your family to the Point Defiance Marina to join us for an aquatic night-time adventure. We'll explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists! See and touch creatures brought up from the deep... More

Saturday, October 27

Family Nature Walk - Wapato Hills 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 unde... 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 or children unde... More

Saturday, November 3

Family Nature Walk - Titlow 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 unde... More

Saturday, November 10

Family Nature Walk - McKinley 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 unde... More

Saturday, December 8

Salmon Saturday

10:00 am

Welcome Swan Creek salmon as they return home to spawn! Experience the special wonder of watching salmon make their way upstream in an urban setting. Learn about the salmon, and how to protect them, with guided tours, children's activiti... More