Metro Parks Tacoma

Nature Center Classes & Programs

Nature Alphabet Kids With Bird Nest at the Nature Center

Explore science through hands-on experiments, activities and inquiry-based learning.
  • Budding Scientists (ages 5-7) 
  • Elementary Science (ages 8-10)
  • Intermediate Science (ages 10-12)
  • Upper Level Science & Lab (ages 12-15) 
  • Themed Outdoor Adventure Trips
 Kids and Adult Explore Nature Center Trails FAMILY PROGRAMS
  • Morse Wildlife Preserve Open Trails Programs
  • Family Nature Walks    
  • Pier Peer in Tacoma
  • Tiptoe Through the Tidepools
  • Swan Creek Camp Fire Program
  • Kayak paddles
  • Snow play
 Woman With Binoculars Viewing Nature Center Pond ADULT EDUCATION & TRIPS     
  • Birding Basics
  • Beginning Birding
  • Advanced Birding
  • NatureMapping Workshops
  • Kayaking
  • Green Living Workshops through a local partner agency
  • ... and more!
 Three Kids Wearing Bird Masks They Made at Nature Center Camp EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS
  • Focus on Science & Literature
  • Growing Up WILD
  • Project WILD
  • NatureMapping
  • Project Learning Tree
  • Northwest Terrestrial Animal Families
  • Northwest Aquatic Marine Life