Winter Wildland at Northwest Trek this Holiday Season

This month, on December 29 – December 30 it’s a Winter Wildland at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

See animals throughout the park enjoy winter-themed enrichments like fruit, evergreen trees decorated with treats, ice piles, and snowmen.

Daily Enrichment Schedule:

11:30 am Woodlands animals (beavers, otters, porcupines and more!)

1:30 pm Woodlands animals
1 pm Bear hibernation keeper chat

2 pm Wolves/cats

Things to Do:

Cheney Discover Center

  • make an ornament or bird feeder out of recycled materials
  • design a snowflake, and learn about symmetry in nature
  • discover more about migratory birds and the challenges they face
Baker Cabin
  • Learn about tracking animals, and what signs, tracks, and scat can tell us about animals of the Pacific Northwest
Discovery Cart
  • Find out how to attract birds to your yard and ways to help them throughout the year

More to Explore

After watching critters explore their treats, the fun isn’t over. Enjoy a narrated Discovery Tram Tour of the park’s free-roaming area from the comfort of a heated tram, indulge in tasty treats and hot drinks at the Forest Cafe, stop by the indoor Cheney Family Discovery Center to learn how animals acclimate to winter, meet animals up close during Trailside Encounters, and more.

Activities are FREE with admission and appropriate for all ages.

 The Season to Recycle

Holiday Lights Recycling Program: Help us keep thousands of holiday lights out of the landfill. Drop off your old or broken lights at one of the designated bins, including the front gate at Northwest Trek.

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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.


ADDRESS: 11610 Trek Dr. E, Eatonville, WA 98328
PHONE: (360) 832-6117

See Park Map | Kids’ Trek