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10 Urban Nature Adventures for Spring

Family fun at nature centers and wildlands around the Sound

Published on: February 19, 2019

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Padilla Bay Shore Trail. Photo credit: Cody Logan via Flickr CC

Get into the urban wild

Want a great spot to go exploring with kids? Here to help are environmental learning centers and gardens that dot our region’s urban wildlands. Treasures such as Mercer Slough and Tacoma Nature Center offer quiet trails to explore on your own time as well as kid-friendly activities — both indoors and outdoors — that can spur families to learn about the nature around them: frog-finding walks, owl prowls, crafts and more.

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