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Washington Park Arboretum
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Family Walks and Tours

Fiddleheads Family Nature Classes

Nature + kids + parents = fun!

Join us for a class this spring of nature connection activities and outdoor play. Preschoolers and their caregivers will explore the Washington Park Arboretum using their senses. Learn More!birding

Tours for Scouts, Camp Fire kids and Clubs!

We offer after school and weekend programming for your group or troop.  All of our walks include hands-on learning, fun games and activities.  Our walks are 2 hours long, cost $8 per student (Adults are FREE!) and require a minimum of 10 and a max of 25. Call or email today to find out more - (206) 685-8033 or uwbgeduc.uw.edu

Year-round thematic Weekend Walks

Park in the Dark at the Arboretum

Night Hikes are over for this year! Check back with us next summer!

Night time is special at the Arboretum – the people and cars are gone, and the nocturnal animals move about. Night hikes are a chance for us to explore our senses, search for crepuscular and nocturnal movements in the forest and learn about night-related animal adaptations.

2014 Dates
June 14th 8:00 - 9:30pm
June 28th 8:00 - 9:30pm
July 12th 8:00 - 9:30pm
July 26th 8:00 - 9:30pm
August 9th 8:00 - 9:30pm
August 23rd 8:00 - 9:30pm

Cost is $8/person. We will meet in front of the Graham Visitor Center. Please BYOF! (Bring Your Own Flashlight)

Space is limited, register online or by phone (206-685-8033) to receive a confirmation letter and reserve your family’s spot. This allows our instructor to properly plan and prepare for each class so that you and your family can get the most out of this unique experience.  Drop-ins are NOT recommended, but if space allows, will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  If space does not allow, drop-ins will be turned away.

Pre-register online


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Wednesday, 12-Nov-2014 12:19:18 PST