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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!
Group at Nature Center's Pier Peer

Pier Peer in Tacoma
at the Point Defiance Marina

Magnificent Mollusks
Ages 8 and up
Bring your family for an aquatic night-time adventure to explore mysterious marine life below the docks. Warm-up afterward with hot cocoa. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.
$10.00 per person
Saturday, March 9      7:30 - 9:00pm




Earth Day Extravaganza

Saturday, April 20   12-4pm
Discover your inner scientist while learning about the Earth and things that we can do to keep it healthy.

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
May 19, 2019      11:00am – 2:00pm
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.

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


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