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Tacoma Nature Center launches free augmented reality app for kids and families

February 1, 2018

Perfect for families looking to spend time outdoors, the Tacoma Nature Center has utilized the Agents of Discovery platform to create a free, educational app to get youth active, engaged and learning about the world around them.

The app was launched on Feb. 3 when nature preschool and homeschool science families took to the trails and assumed the exciting role of a Secret Agent on a Mission as they gain new insights into the natural world.

Challenges (or questions) were created by park staff and are geo triggered as kids walk the trail.


  • What: Agents of Discovery, augmented reality application
  • Who: Available to the general public with free app download on a smartphone
  • When: Daily, 8:30 a.m. until 30 minutes after sunset
  • Where: Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma WA  98405

The game is free to download and once downloaded does not require any data or WiFi to play. Loaner smart phones are available during the Nature Center's open hours Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors receive a collectable prize once they complete their Agents of Discovery Mission. There will be a new prize every quarter as the Nature Center updates their Mission. Download Agents of Discovery at Google Play or the App Store.

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