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40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a special year of celebration in 2019. We have many ways you can participate and hope to see you soon.  Details
Celebration events include special art exhibits, a Family Adventure Challenge, members-only events, and more!


Celebrate the Earth in April!

We have programs scheduled throughout the month of April to celebrate the earth. You can learn how to geocache, how to garden with native plants, how to kayak and more! Plus, we have several special events with tons of family fun to enjoy. Learn more  here


Titlow Family Nature Walk Showing iPad

Family Nature Walks

Explore Tacoma's Parks during these free naturalist-led walks. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Not recommended for strollers, wheelchairs or children under 3. Free.

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Spring Native Plant Sale
May 4, 2019      9:00am – 2:00pm
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.  There will be a list of available plants posted here by 1:00pm on May 3.  Come early for the best selection.
undefined Tiptoe Through the Tidepools
Bring your family to explore the beach, learn about tide pool life and have lots of fun during some of the lowest tides of the year. A naturalist will guide low-tide beach exploration. Free!

Meet at Titlow Beach. Wear shoes to protect from the rocky beach and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. For more information contact Tacoma Nature Center. Titlow Beach is located at the west end of 6th Avenue in Tacoma, near Steamers Cafe.

May 19, 2019      11:00am – 2:00pm
June 2, 2019       10:00am – 1:00pm
July 5, 2019         12:00pm - 3:00pm
August 1, 2019     11:00am - 2:00pm
August 30, 2019   10:00am - 1:00pm

Titlow Beach, 8425 6th Ave,Tacoma, WA 98406


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