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Take a mid-week break this spring with your family and get out in your local parks!  Every Wednesday, join your neighbors for a family walking club at different parks to explore a new area!  Healthy snacks will be provided.  No registration required, just show up!

  • Walk About WednesdaysMay 3 - Les Gove Park
  • May 10 - Brannan Park
  • May 17 - Sunset Park
  • May 24 - Les Gove Park
  • May 31 - Brannan Park
  • June 7 - Sunset Park


Join the Family Adventure Series in outdoor pursuits!  Trips and activities are geared toward families of all ages.  Try something new, go somewhere new, or just get outside with your family!  Check activity details for age specifications.

Family Whale Watch: It’s whale season!  Board the Island Explorer in search of Gray whales in the feeding grounds around Whidbey Island.  This area is also a playground for Harbor Seals, Sea Lions and porpoise.  Keep your eyes out for Bald Eagles and Osprey; there is much wildlife to be found on this three-hour tour!  Bring a sack lunch or cash for onboard concessions.  There is an indoor cabin but expect to spend some time outdoors on the boat deck; dress for the weather. 
Saturday, April 29, 12:00 PM- 7:00 PM. $54/$68.  Ages 4 & up.

night walkFamily Night Hike at Mercer Slough: Get a different take on nature with a family night walk at Mercer Slough!  We’ll meet up with the Pacific Science Center’s Environmental Educators to explore nature and learn all about nocturnal animals and how they use darkness to help them survive.  Then we’ll head outside on the trails to listen for nocturnal critters like owls!  Engage all of our senses on this exciting hike! 
Friday, May 5, 5:30 PM-10:30 PM. $18/$23. Ages 6 & up.


KayakFamily Fort Worden Sea Kayak: Explore the battlements at  historic Fort Worden State Park!  After lunch we’ll get a lesson in sea kayaking, then hit the water in search of bald eagles, porpoise, seals and river otters!  This is beginner level kayaking, perfect for families of all ages, no experience is necessary.  Participants should bring a sack lunch, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes for hiking and comfortable clothes for kayaking.  Kayaking is a water sport so a change of clothes may be necessary from paddle drips.
Saturday, September 9, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM. $63/$79. Ages 6 and up.


Cooking is fun for the whole family!  The Family Foodies series will bring families together in the kitchen to concoct delicious and nutritious recipes.

Auburn Chopped, Dessert Edition: It's a fan favorite!  Auburn Chopped is back; get your team together and battle  it out in the kitchen to find the best dessert using all of the ingredients!  This is a family event; children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Friday, April 28, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM. $5, Ages 6 & up. 

Pizza in a Pot: Everyone loves pizza!  Learn to make your own Pizza in a Pot!  We'll provide all the plants, potting soil, and dirt so you can create your own one pot pizza for your backyard or patio.  Before you know it you'll have fresh ingredients to make pizza at home. 
Saturday, May 6, 1:00-3:00 PM.  $5, Ages 6 and up.


Looking for other fun events that the whole family can enjoy? Check out the Special Events Page!