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Saturday, May 11

Planting Days in May

10:00 am

An assortment of annual plants, houseplants and succulents will be for sale. Bring an empty pot or hanging basket and we'll help you plant them. Treat yourself, your mother or a loved one to the gift of Mother Nature! Suggested donati... 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
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 Northwest Native Plant Garden. Be prepared to walk for up to 1 mile. Today's topic is Spring Arrivals. Tahoma Audubon will have a binocular library for par... More
Half-Price Mothers' Day

9:30 am

Moms are the stars on this special day! Meet animals up close or sit and enjoy a drink at the café. All moms will receive half-off general admission. Find out more here. Presented by: More
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
Edible Plant Hike

1:00 pm

Join naturalist Wes Bowens for an introduction to identifying edible plants in western Washington forests and how to collect them legally. *No plants from Point Defiance Park will be consumed. Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion T... 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