I wanted to highlight an upcoming family activity from Tacoma’s Metro Parks that I’m excited about.
I think you might be, too!
It’s a special pier peer event this Saturday on the Foss Waterfront with the chance to start the evening with a row in a dragon boat!
I’ve written about Pier Peer events before. These are night time events where children can see sea critters drawn by the lights of the dock, and divers often bring up other critters from below! Our oldest has gone with his dad, and they both enjoyed it, though there was wave action, and they didn’t see much (they got cocoa, so it was all good)!
This weekend’s event is even more special because you have the opportunity to ride in a dragon boat! I know-how cool is that??
There will also be touch tanks dock side and “Watershed,” sundae making! We are so in!
Kids do need to be 8 and up, and this is a night time activity that may be past your bedtime. Each child needs an adult, and there are some specific requirements about footwear and gear. You don’t need to be a City of Tacoma resident, but you do need to register in advance (If you’ve never done this before, you’ll have to create an account. It’s a bit of a pain at first, but not too bad. You could probably also just call). The cost is 15.00 per person. While not the most frugal outing ever, I think it’s a pretty good deal for an evening full of wow!
Not your area? Gig Harbor readers can enjoy all kinds of aquatic fun with Harbor Wild Watch. Olympia area readers should plan on visiting the estuarium and checking out other outings with the South Sound Estuary Association, Or attending a marine creature Monday at the Boston Harbor Marina. If you’re near Redondo, the HCC Mast folks have a very cool, free event coming up Saturday.
Learn more about the Saturday, August 3rd Pier Peer event and sign up online right here. When you go to sign up, make sure to select the right date and time.