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Northwest Trek Events

June 25 - June 26

Slug Fest

Slug Fest reigns supreme as one of the zaniest weekends of the year at Northwest Trek. Celebrate all that is slimy and silly about the Pacific Northwest’s most valuable and misunderstood mollusk: the yellow-greenish banana slug.

Banana slugs are fascinating decomposers that break down organic matter and return nutrients to the soil. Without decomposers, forest floors would quickly become overrun with plant and animal waste, rather than being a beautiful place for regrowth.

To celebrate banana slugs, trams will be equipped with tentacles as they make their way through the wildlife park’s 435-acre Free-Roaming Area on an animal-watching Discovery Tram Tour. If you're lucky, you might just spot the new moose calf!

Special Activities

  • Slug Style: Roll dice in a fun game to learn how to eat, move, and act like a slug.
  • Say "cheese": Take your photo at our Slug Fest Photo Booth with props
  • Crafts galore: Unleash your creativity with Slime Art, melted crayon bookmarks, and marble slime trail paintings
  • Human Slug Races: Make like a slug and inch your way down a soapy, slimy track at 11:15, 1:15, and 3:15
  • Bubbles for Tots: Little ones can enjoy sensory play in a (fake) mulch pile and a tray of bubbles
  • Story Time: Listen to an sluggy story at 11:00 and 1:00
  • Trailside Encounters: Meet small animals up close at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30
  • Games and more: Play Slug Bingo, find different color slugs in a scavenger hunt, and apply temporary tattoos.

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