Designed for small groups
Customize your own nature class at Magnuson Park! Spend 60 or 90 minutes with an experienced educator, with hands-on learning activities focused on a nature topic of your choice such as worms and other “soil critters”, plant-animal connections, insects, birds, amphibians and reptiles, watershed ecosystems, trees and flowers, cooking, organic food gardening and snacking, sustainability, nature art, and more!
Classes typically start inside our Hawthorne Hills Room classroom, and then proceed outside to the Children’s Garden and P-Patch, north wetlands, grasslands, or other nearby park areas!
Classes can be scheduled at any time of year, during daytime hours on weekdays or weekends. Educational materials are provided for all attendees. Great for Scout troops or Campfire Groups to get their badges, 4-H groups, preschool groups, special celebrations, and more!
Nature Class Leaders: Emily Bishton and/or Nicole Caudana, and other Magnuson Nature Staff and Docents
1-hour classes: $80.00 minimum for the first 12 children and 2 adult attendees, and $6 per additional attendee.
90-minute classes: $100.00 minimum for the first 12 children and 2 adult attendees, and $6 per additional attendee.
2-hour classes: $150.00 minimum for the first 12 children and 2 adult attendees, and $7.50 per additional attendee.
Maximum attendees: 18
Reservations are available for Winter and Spring 2017 custom nature classes and Birthday Packages! For more information or to get started on scheduling a class for your group, email us at
- Magnuson Community Garden and Children’s Garden
- The non-pavilion lakeshore areas around the boat launch and swimming beach, and playground