Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

11610 Trek Dr. E.

Eatonville, WA 98328

Contact: Rachel Grover, Public Relations Coordinator: 360-832-7189;

cell: 253-208-4268; e-mail:

Eatonville, WA – Bring all the kids, up to four get in free, and come prepared because critters are what you’ll see. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will admit up to four children, age 17 and under, into the park free with one paying adult during the annual Kids ‘n Critters Naturefest, Jan. 15-17.

Match your own abilities and skills to those of the animals. Find out what type of bird you would be, how your height and foot size match up, or how far you can jump compared to specific animals. Learn how animals and insects adapt to the winter cold, whether it’s through thick furry coats or deep holes in the ground. Free activities include:

· Nature games

· Crafts

· Climbing in a life size eagles nest

· Live animal presentations

· Park-wide scavenger hunt

· Naturalist-guided tram tour

DATES: January 15-17

TIMES: Park opens at 9:30 a.m. Last tram departs at 3 p.m. Park closes at 4:30 p.m. Trams depart throughout the day.

FEES: Free for up to four children under the age 17 when admitted with one full-paying adult or senior. Adults $9.50; Seniors $9.25. Pierce County Resident rate: Adults $8.75; Seniors $8.50.

NOTE: Tram seating is limited to the first 1,500 visitors. Offer not valid with other discounts or promotions. Good only the weekend of January 15-17. No special tickets necessary. No rain checks. The Fir Bough Café is open along with the sheltered picnic pavilion.

The fall and winter months offer prime animal viewing at Trek. Take an hour-long tram tour of the Park’s forested 435-acre free-roaming area where bison, elk, moose, deer, Rocky Mountain goat and bighorn sheep live. Trek also features forest animal exhibits accessible via paved walkways, including the new red fox and coyote exhibits, grizzly bears, cougars and beavers.

Northwest Trek, accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, is a 615-acre zoological park devoted to the display, interpretation, research and conservation of North American native wildlife. Trek is just 35 miles southeast of Tacoma off of Highway 161 on the way to Mt. Rainier. For more information, call 360-832-6117 or visit