TREKNEWS

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

11610 Trek Dr. E.

Eatonville, WA 98328

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

cell: 253-208-4268; email: grover@nwtrek.org

Holiday Breakfasts: Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19 – Bundle up the family and enjoy a home-style breakfast, as you relax next to the crackling fire in Trek’s Fir Bough Café. After your fingers and toes are toasty and warm, share your wish list with Santa while you join him for a holiday family photograph and a one-hour tram ride. 8:30 – 11 a.m. Adults $20; children 12 and under $13; Trek members: Adults, $15; children 12 and under $10. Reservations required, call 360-832-7166 or email reserve@nwtrek.org.

Kids ‘n Critters Naturefest: Jan. 15-17 Invite friends and family for a day of discovery and adventure. Experience fun animal-themed activities including crafts, games, stories, animal presentations, a scavenger hunt, and much more. The animals have on their finest coats, so put on yours and enjoy this winter celebration. Up to four kids FREE with a paying adult. Park opens at 9:30 a.m., the last tram departs at 3 p.m. and the park closes at 4:30 p.m. For adult or senior admission rates visit www.nwtrek.org.

Animal Care Camp: Jan. 22 & March 19 – Ever wonder what it takes to care for Trek’s animals? Don’t miss this opportunity to shadow an animal keeper, get your hands dirty, work hard and devote half your day to caring for the animals. Morning snack and recyclable camera included. 8 a.m.-noon. Ages 12-18 are welcome. Ages 12-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult 21 or older.

Sweet Treats Dinner: Feb. 12 – Did you know people once believed a young woman would know the kind of man she’d marry by watching certain birds flying overhead on Valentine’s Day? Bring your sweetheart to Northwest Trek for a romantic candlelight dinner in the cozy Fir Bough Café. Take a twilight tram tour of the free-roaming area and learn about the WILD love lives of some of Trek’s most expressive animals. Call 360-832-7166 for prices and reservations or visit reserve@nwtrek.org.

Free-Roaming Area Keeper Tours: Feb. 26 – Hop into the back of the keeper truck and experience the thrill of seeing wildlife only an arm’s-length away! Continental breakfast included. 8-10 a.m. Call 360-832-7166 or email reserve@nwtrek.org for prices and reservations.

Trek’s winter hours: Dec. – Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and selected holidays. Trek will be open for winter break Dec. 26- January 2 and closed on Christmas day. Feb. – March 30 Trek will be open seven-days a week.

General Information: 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 www.nwtrek.org.

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