List of nature centers in Washington (state)

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Washington.

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Name Location County Region Summary
Adriana Hess Audubon Center University Place Pierce Puget Sound website, located in Adriana Hess Wetland Park, operated by the Tahoma Audubon Society
Camp Long (Seattle, Washington) Seattle King Puget Sound website, operated by the City, 68 acres, park and nature center, environmental education and rock climbing classes
Carkeek Park Seattle King Puget Sound 216 acres, operated by the City, center open for programs or rentals only
Cedar River Watershed Education Center North Bend King Puget Sound website, regional education facility about the Cedar River watershed, located on Rattlesnake Lake, operated by Seattle Public Utilities
Coastal Interpretive Center Ocean Shores Grays Harbor Southwest website, hands-on natural history museum, also exhibits about culture of coastal living, geology
Dash Point State Park Federal Way King Puget Sound 398 acres, nature center opened in 2012
Discovery Park Seattle King Puget Sound 534 acres, operated by the City, features the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
Dungeness River Audubon Center Sequim Clallam Olympic Peninsula website, located in Railroad Bridge Park
Feiro Marine Life Center Port Angeles Clallam Olympic Peninsula website, aquarium and marine environmental education and conservation
Forest Learning Center Mount St. Helens Skamania website, operated by Weyerhaeuser, exhibits on the eruption of Mount St. Helens, forest recovery, reforestation and conservation of forest resources
Fox Island Nature Center Fox Island Pierce Puget Sound website, 5 acres, operated by the community
IslandWood Bainbridge Island Kitsap Puget Sound 255 acres, outdoor learning center
Marine Life Center Bellingham Whatcom Puget Sound website, operated by the Northwest Discovery Project, aquarium and marine environmental education, owned by the City
MaST - Marine Science and Technology Center Des Moines King Puget Sound Marine laboratory and education center for Highline Community College, open to the public on Saturdays
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Olympia Thurston Puget Sound 3,914 acres, visitor center exhibits, environmental education programs
Nisqually Reach Nature Center Olympia Thurston Puget Sound website, education and research about the environment of the Nisqually Estuary of the Nisqually River
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center Whatcom Puget Sound website, a field campus in North Cascades National Park, operated by the North Cascades Institute on Diablo Lake
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Eatonville Pierce Puget Sound 723-acre wildlife park with tram and walking tours, nature discovery center, zip line course, 5 miles of nature trails
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Mount Vernon Skagit Puget Sound Features the Breazeale Interpretive Center with natural history exhibits
Port Townsend Marine Science Center Port Townsend Jefferson Olympic Peninsula website, located in Fort Worden State Park, marine ecology, local marine and shoreline habitat, history, flora and fauna
SEA Discovery Center Poulsbo Kitsap Puget Sound website, aquarium and environmental education center
Seward Park Seattle King Puget Sound 300 acres, operated by the City, features the Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center Rockport Skagit Puget Sound website, located in 103-acre Howard Miller Steelhead Park, focus is the Skagit River ecosystem with an emphasis on the winter migration of bald eagles and salmon
Stillwaters Environmental Center Kingston Kitsap Puget Sound website, 8 acres
Tacoma Nature Center Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound website, 71 acres, operated by Metro Parks Tacoma
Water Resources Education Center Vancouver Clark Southwest website, operated by the City, management of drinking water
West Valley Outdoor Learning Center Spokane Spokane Eastern website, teaching and learning facility for students and their teachers about fish, wildlife and natural resources, monthly open house days


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