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Trams & Trails

Discovery Tram Tours
in the Free-Roaming Area.

Meet a moose. Be awed by bison. Eyeball an elk.

Our Discovery Tram Tour is a unique way to see wildlife, taking you through our Free-Roaming Area: 435 acres of stunning meadows and forests with herds of Roosevelt elk, moose, bighorn sheep, caribou and more.

A friendly naturalist narrates each 40-minute tour, and every season offers something new. ToursĀ are free with admission or membership.

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Animal Walking Tours
around the park.

Walk along a paved path through the forest and see large predators like bears, wolves, cougars, birds and other native forest animals, all living in natural habitats. Watch smaller forest and wetland creatures like beavers, otters and fisher swimming in their pools or keeping cozy in their dens.

The trail is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent at the main office by the entrance.

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Porcupine and people
Keeper Chats
Meet the experts.

See animals up close and talk to an animal keeper about how that species lives in the wild, what it eats and more. It’s a perfect opportunity to get to know our animals and ask questions.

Keeper Chats happen daily at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm – check the board just inside the gate for what’s on!

Times are subject to change (and animal needs) from October through May.

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Cheney Discovery Center
A place to play.

Discover Washington’s wildlife here! Use puppets to imitate animal behavior, watch a snake slither, or touch a fur pelts (activities can vary). Meet Northwest Trek’s smaller residents: gopher snake, Western toad, banana slug and newt.

Hands-on activities abound! Adults can help children discover the natural world at their own pace, with naturalists on hand to answer questions and offer take-home activities.

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E. H. Baker Cabin
Howl with the pack.

Step inside this cozy forest cabin to get an up-close look at our wolf pack and learn more about how you can do science every day.

Feel the softness of a real pelt, talk to our naturalist or climb into the tunnel to get nose-to-nose with a gray wolf! (Activities vary.)

The cabin is also a great place to warm up on a misty Northwest day.

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