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10 Urban Nature Adventures for Winter and Spring

Family fun at nature centers and wildlands around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Published on: February 15, 2022

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Get into the urban wild

Want a great spot to go exploring with kids this season? Here to help are environmental learning destinations 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 that can spur families to learn about the nature around them: frog-finding walks, owl prowls, log piles and more.

After long pandemic closures, visitor centers and education centers are back open and all these fantastic nature spots are well worth a visit. (Do double-check current hours and note current safety protocols.)

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