Metro Parks Tacoma

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  • Virtual Tour

    Take a 360 degree virtual tour of the Tacoma Nature Center!

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    Join in exciting nature programs for youth, adults or families. 
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    Now part of the Tacoma Nature Center.
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Welcome to the Tacoma Nature Center

The Tacoma Nature Center is a 71-acre nature preserve encompassing Snake Lake and the surrounding
wetlands and forest. Stroll nature trails to experience native birds, animals and plants. Join in exciting nature programs
and summer day camps. Visit our collection of small animals including an observation beehiv

Nature Center News
Fall programs will be available for registration beginning on August 2, TNC members can register now.
Also, we have native plants for sale! Info  here.

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