Metro Parks Tacoma

  • Register
  • Plastic bag ban now in effect

    Help reduce plastics in our ocean.

  • Virtual Tour

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

  • Take a Class

    Join in exciting nature programs for youth, adults or families. 
  • Outdoor Adventures

    Now part of the Tacoma Nature Center.
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Welcome to the Tacoma Nature Center

undefinedThe 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 beehive!

Nature Center News
Fall programs are now available for registration!
You can call or come in M-Sa 9-4 or
register online using the "Register" button above.

Upcoming Events

  • 18
    Aug
    Family Campout
    We’re opening up Owen Beach for camping this summer! Join us for thre…
  • 07
    Oct
    Fall Native Plant Sale
    Landscape your yard with plants that are native to our area. Planting nativ…
  • 07
    Oct
    Nature at Night
    Discover who goes bump in the night at the Tacoma Nature Center. Walk the t…
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