Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Guided Nature Walks

Explore Mercer Slough and learn about ecosystems in our local backyard through night walks, nature journaling, edible plant identification, birding, Bellevue history and more! Groups of 10 or more can reserve their own private Guided Nature Walk.


Register for a Guided Nature Walk

Reserve your family or group’s spots for one of our upcoming Guided Nature Walks!
For questions, call (206) 443-2925 or email

Program Details

  • Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Ages: Families and groups with children ages 6 and up
  • Cost: $15 per person, or $12 for Pacific Science Center Members

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. We reserve the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient and will contact registrant for a full refund. We will notify registrant at least 48 hours prior to the event start time.

New! Summer Hike Series

August 24: Ethnobotany
Learn how the land was shaped and used by the indigenous peoples of the Lake Washington shoreline. Then, grab a Plant Identification book and head out into the wetland to bring the plants to life with stories and uses of the local PNW flora. Bring your wetland, closed toed footwear and your open mind ready to learn! The hike is about two miles round trip, with limited change in elevation and many stops along the way.

Interested in a private Night Walk?

Groups of 10 or more can reserve a private Night Walk through early June! Call (206) 443-2925 to plan your evening at Mercer Slough.


Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center