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Explore the Shore CANCELED

August 18, 2020
10:45AM - 11:30AM
This event is canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Underwater, revealed

Discover, uncover
the world of low tide
Discover a world that's uncovered and covered with each tide. Walk Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park with our naturalists, who'll help you spot and identify tidal animals like crabs, shellfish, anemones and more.
It's your beach.
Explore it.
Ages 5 and up. Free. Meet on the beach near the parking lot and register at the event tent. Beach walks last 1.5 hours, though you may stay longer if you like.
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