Big Leaf Maple Syrup-Program January 26-February 10th

Come take a tour of our very own Bigleaf Maple syrup production site.   While learning about the process of creating Bigleaf Maple syrup, students will engage in activities focusing on the life cycle, structure, and nutrients that trees need to survive and to produce the sap for syrup making.


**For schools, homeschools and other groups larger than 5, contact us for group rates and special scheduling options. Call 253-692-4161, or e-mail


Location: Pack Forest

Duration: 4 hours- 10am to 2pm

Ages: Content is aimed at 8 years old and up.


Fees:  $45 per family/group of 2

           $60 per family/group of 3

           $70 per family/group of 4

           $80 per family/group of 5


Individuals under 2 years of age are free therefore will not count in your pricing. Please let us know about your under 2 family member below so we can take them into account for group sizing.


*Dates maybe added. If you are interested in a particular class, but the dates won't work for you, register and indicate what dates you are available.


Register Here Or for groups larger than 5 Contact

We are now registering overnight groups for Spring 2023 and the 2023-24 school year. For more information or date availability please contact:


John Hayes

Mount Rainier Institute Director


Phone:  (253) 692-4161

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The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.  Mount Rainier Institute is honored and grateful to provide programs that take place in the ancestral homelands of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Yakima, and Cowlitz.


Mount Rainier Institute provides outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders.