Tacoma Nature Center building and park

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1919 S. Tyler St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Directions
(253) 404-3930

Interested in renting? Contact us for more information.

Capacity:

35

Starting Price:

$200

Parking:

Public Parking

Party Room

Capacity 35
Two hour minimum
$200-$250
Room available only with party packages

Four Party Packages Available
Call (253) 404-3930 to reserve your party

Please have several date options when you call in case your first choice is unavailable.

Party dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available on dates when our regular programming is not occurring. We recommend that you book your party as early as possible to ensure your date of choice.

  • Package A is held in the Discovery Pond picnic shelter
  • Packages, B, C and D are held in the Party Room

We require two-week advance notice for party reservations.

Access to the party areas is only during the specified times. No early set-up or late departures will be allowed.

  • All package maximum capacities are based on fire codes and appropriate use of space. These limits are enforced and not negotiable. All children, including siblings, must be counted in the maximum capacity for children.
  • The complete party fee is due at the time of reservation. The date is not considered booked until payment is made. There are no refunds.
  • If a change in date or type of party package is requested a minimum of 30 days prior to the party date, the entire amount is transferable to another available date. No more than one transfer is allowed.
  • There is a fully refundable $100 damage deposit due for all parties a minimum of one week before the date of the party. This deposit needs to be paid with a credit card and will be fully refunded to the same card provided that there is no damage to any of the reserved facilities.

Party Packages

Party Package A - Discovery Pond

Held in the picnic shelter at Discovery Pond

This party package is available for up to 30 children (ages 3-12), 50 people total.
Available year round.

Pricing
Saturdays $200
10 am – 12:30 pm or 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Sundays (limited availability) $250
10 am – 12:30 pm or 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Package includes:

  • Use of the picnic shelter for 2.5 hours (includes set-up and clean-up time)
  • Indoor space available for inclement weather
  • One-hour exclusive use of Discovery Pond play area (10:30-11:30 or 1:30-2:30) Times are not flexible.
  • Temporary tattoos for each child
  • Special Discovery Pond gift for the birthday child
  • Party Package A pricing
  • Customizable Invitation Open with Adobe Acrobat, fill in the info, save as a PDF or JPG, and email to all your invitees

Party Package B - Preschool Party Package

Held in Party Room

This party package is available for up to 12 children (ages 3-6), 30 people total.
Available year round.

Pricing
Saturdays $200
10 am – 12:30 pm or 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Package includes:

  • Use of the party room for 2.5 hours (includes set-up and clean-up time)
  • A one hour naturalist-led program with age-appropriate activities, short nature walk and craft
  • Themes available: B is for Bug, D is for Duck, R is for Raccoon or T is for Turtle
  • Customizable Invitation Open with Adobe Acrobat, fill in the info, save as a PDF or JPG, and email to all your invitees

Party Package C - Naturalist Party Package

Held in Party Room

This party package is available for up to 15 children (ages 6-10), 30 people total.
Available year round.

Pricing
Saturdays $200
10 am – 12:30 pm or 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Package includes:

  • Use of the party room for 2.5 hours (includes set-up and clean-up time)
  • A one hour naturalist-led program with age-appropriate activities, short nature walk and craft
  • Themes available: Furry Friends, Pond Critters, Reptiles Rule
  • Customizable Invitation Open with Adobe Acrobat, fill in the info, save as a PDF or JPG, and email to all your invitees

Party Package D - Geocaching Adventure Party

Held in Party Room

This party package is available for up to 16 children (ages 8-12), 30 people total.
Available year round.

Pricing
Saturdays $200
10 am – 12:30 pm or 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Package includes:

  • Use of the party room for 2.5 hours (includes set-up and clean-up time)
  • The tools and instructions for a 60-minute geocaching adventure in the park
  • Novice or seasoned levels available
  • Customizable Invitation Open with Adobe Acrobat, fill in the info, save as a PDF or JPG, and email to all your invitees

Party Enhancers

Birthday Cake or Cupcakes
Made especially for us and themed for a nature party at Snake Lake!

  • Serves up to 24: $25 + tax
  • Serves up to 48: $40 + tax (no cupcake option)

Individual cupcakes or a sheet cake available in vanilla or chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream frosting. Fillings available (cake only): fudge, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, lemon

Cake/cupcakes must be ordered and paid for a minimum of one week before party date

Tacoma Nature Center Party Room 4     Tacoma Nature Center Party Room 3

New! Specialty Cookies
Made especially for us with our froggy mascot as inspiration. Individually packaged and decorated sugar cookies from Squishiebaby Sweets.

  • 2 dozen froggy cookies: $65 + tax
  • Each additional dozen: $30.00 + tax

Order a minimum of 10 days in advance.

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Service Package

Save time and money by using our re-usable dishes! There is less waste and we do the dishes.

  • Service for up to 24: $25
  • Service for up to 48: $35

Re-useable plates, silverware and cups, paper napkins, cake server and beverage pitchers. Must be reserved in advance.

Tacoma Nature Center Party Room 2Pre-printed invitations

Set the tone for your special event with Nature Center Discovery Pond party invitations (with envelopes)