Discovery Play Days offer hands-on learning and outdoor fun! Young children (3 – 10 year-olds) and their parents join trail naturalists and Silverdale library staff for stories, educational activities and a short nature walk. This free program is specially designed for young families. Wildlife, Trees, or beach combing is covered at each of the four summer sessions.

Each session begins at 10:00 a.m. with storytime, a learning activity and followed by a short guided trail walk  to explore the wetlands, the beach or track for wildlife signs. The program ends around noon and families are invited to bring a sack lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables outside or inside should the weather be too wet. Dress for the weather and hiking. 

Discovery Play Days 2020


Wednesday, June 24th - Birds and other wildlife of Clear Creek - Clear Creek Interpretive Center

Wednesday, July 8th - Bugs and the wetlands they live in - Clear Creek Interpretive Center

Wednesday, July 22nd - Low Tide Beach Explorations - Waterfront Park Pavilion

Wednesday, August 5th - Trees - bring your potting gloves & take home a tree - Ridgetop Pavilion


Clear Creek Interpretive Center (The Red Barn*), 9641 Levin Road NW, downtown Silverdale

Waterfront Park Pavilion, 3337 NW Byron St, Old Town Silverdale

Ridgetop Pavilion, adjacent to 9228 Ridgetop Blvd., downtown Silverdale

*Our neighbors are businesses and ask that you not park in this lot during regular business hours. ​


For more information about this program, to volunteer or to RSVP, contact us at

This pattern, Fishnet, is taken from a traditional Suquamish basket design