For Families & Adults

From hiking and learning about old growth forests at Pack Forest, to wildflower walks at Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier Institute provides a variety of fun, affordable and educational activities for you and your family.

For Families

For Adults

  • Coming soon

We are now registering groups for Spring 24 and the 24-25 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.