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Saturday, April 13

Coffee with the Birds

9:00 am

Meet the Park Ranger just before 9 am for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at the Fort Nisqually picnic shelter. Be prepared to walk for up to 1 mile. Today's topic is Crows and Ravens. Tahoma Audubon will have a binocular library for pa... More
Rise and Grind 5k

9:00 am

If you love hills then this race is for you! Come get your grind on at McKinley park. The race is a chip-timed 5k featuring McKinley Park's amazing trails. Race begins at 9 am Check-in begins at 8 am All participants receive a finish... More
Franklin Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

  Register Online   Help restore your local park's natural area every second Saturday. Our habitat steward Nori Kimura and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and gr... More
Family Nature Walk - Wapato 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
Spring Fling at STAR Center

10:00 am

An egg hunt will take place at 10 am followed by the Metro Parks Tacoma Summer Camp Fair. The Egg Hunt will be held in the fields at SERA Campus/STAR Center. Hunt areas will be separated for each age group. Please dress for the weather and b... More
Sewing to Sowing

11:00 am

Experience the joys and labors of springtime in the 1850s. Guests can check out our poultry house and visit with our heritage breed chickens and rooster.  Families can get their hands dirty in the Fort’s heritage gardens, which i... More

1:00 pm

Dive into People's first-ever aqua egg hunt! You're on the hunt at People's Egg-a-palooza for hidden treasure in the water and on the pool deck. Bring a basket and your best searching skills - It's sure to be an eggs-cellent ... More
Eastside Nature Hour

2:00 pm

Join Tacoma Nature Center staff at the Eastside Community Center for a monthly nature program and learn about plants and animals, create fun crafts, and go outside to observe nature. $1.00/person or join the Eastside Family Nature Club for $... More
Lusio Lights - All Ages Family Night

7:30 pm

Bring the whole family for a de"light"ful evening as Lusio brings the gardens alive with light. Explore creative and fun light art in the fragrant dark pathways of the historic Conservatory. See local light artists use the plants as c... More