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Kids Free at Wild Child Weekends

Kids explore for free on February weekends

Eatonville, Wash.–This weekend kicks off Wild Child Weekends: a month of discounts for families visiting Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. During the month of February, up to two children ages 12 or younger are free with each adult general admission on weekends, including Presidents’ Day and Feb. 29.

Northwest Trek is the best place to cure cabin fever and shake out the winter wiggles and Wild Child Weekends is the perfect time to get your kids close to nature. Visitors to Northwest Trek can walk forested pathways to see wolves, foxes, bobcats, Canada lynx, bears, river otters, beavers, raccoons and other animals in natural habitats.

Too cold? Board a heated tram and take a naturalist-guided tour through the wildlife park’s 435-acre Free-Roaming Area to spy moose, elk, mountain goats and bison.

Children from tots to tweens will enjoy expending a bit of energy at Kids’ Trek, the half-acre, nature-inspired play area. Here, parents can unwind while children construct forts, play in tot-sized log cabins, and scramble up and down ladder nets.

The tram tour, Kids’ Trek and exploration of exhibits and trails are all free with admission or membership. For more information, visit Wild Child Weekends.

Northwest Trek’s ticket window will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekend, with the last tram scheduled at 3 p.m. Visitors will have until 4:30 p.m. to say their goodbyes for the day to the animals and make their way out to the parking lots.


Northwest Trek, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is a 725-acre zoological park dedicated to conservation, education and recreation by displaying, interpreting and researching native Northwest wildlife and their natural habitats. The wildlife park is a facility of Metro Parks Tacoma and is located 35 miles southeast of Tacoma off State Highway 161.


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