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Nature at Home

Wild learning

Staying at home? Missing animals? We’ve got the solution – Nature at Home!

Kids at home due to coronavirus-related school closures can now explore wildlife online.

Scroll for animal videos, scavenger hunts and more.

Scavenger Hunts
Be a wildlife detective.

What animal can do handstands? Who likes to live in trees? Which items in your kitchen would a zookeeper use?

Inside or outside, go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt to discover wildlife inspired by animals at Northwest Trek and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Just click the link, open the pdf and off you go.

Watch wildlife
like a keeper.

Go behind the scenes at Northwest Trek and see what we see, every day! For more videos, find our YouTube channel.

grizzly cubs playing
Meet our animals
and learn fun facts.

Love animals? Then you’re in the right place. Explore our animal pages for fun facts, stories, science and adorable photos of grizzly bears, moose, bison, eagles and so much more.

Meet our animals
Blond grizzly climbing tree
Show some tree love
for Earth Day.

This Earth Day (April 22) and beyond, we’re gathering together in the South Sound to celebrate, plant and care for trees. You can join in at home!

  • Hug a tree!
  • Write a story about your favorite tree
  • Pledge to adopt a tree
Find out more
Sheep herd.
More nature learning
Get curious.