Underwater Exploration Technologies: The History and Science

Event: 
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

From diving bells to remote-controlled submarines, and from the first aqualung to the first habitable underwater laboratory, the ways we explore the deep sea are constantly improving. Hear some stories of early innovations, immerse yourself in the world of pioneering aquanauts, and see how submarines are being used scientifically here in Puget Sound! Presentation begins at 2 p.m. with underwater arts and crafts all day long!

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Father’s Day Cards

Event: 
Sat, 06/20/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Treat dad or any special guy to a personalized card. We’ll provide all the art supplies and some examples to get you started. Handmade cards make the perfect gifts for all dads!

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

The Sea Monster--from Myth to Modernity

Event: 
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Leviathan, mermaids, the Kraken, and Jaws – all of these mythical creatures are known for big bites or dangerous allure, but they’re also very misunderstood. The truth is that many sea creature myths are based on real aquatic organisms – join us to find out the truth behind each legend! After a short presentation at 2 p.m., we will host a Create-a-Creature workshop where you will design your own Puget Sound-inspired marine legend!

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

The Power of Plants

Event: 
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

From photosynthesis to “phytoremediation”, explore the amazing plants that make our world cleaner and safer. An interactive presentation at 2 p.m. introduces some plant superheroes that can clean our soil and air by removing pollution from our environment. Enjoy plant related arts and crafts all day long!

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Clouds and Weather: A Very Cirrus Topic

Event: 
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Have you ever wondered why some clouds are shaped like dragons and others look like pancakes? Well, we’ve got some answers! Enjoy a presentation at 2 p.m. covering different cloud shapes, the science of meteorology, as well as some tangents about Oort clouds and cloud seeding. Then, learn how YOU can be a citizen scientist and contribute real weather data for professional use. Two lucky participants get free rain gauges and cloud crafts all day in the classroom!

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Nature Journals and Native Plants

Event: 
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Nature journaling is a fun family activity and an excellent way for kids to develop an awareness and appreciation of the world around them. Come and decorate your very own nature journal and then take it outside to explore! At 2 p.m. attend a presentation followed by a native plant walk on our wetland plaza. You’ll learn some easy identification tips for common native plants and find out how these plants were traditionally used by local native tribes.

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Food Chains & Treatment Plant Tour

Event: 
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Visitors can learn about wetlands and make a food chain craft project any time during the day. Then, find out how LOTT cleans up our urban wastewater at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and the steps taken to protect Puget Sound. A slideshow followed by a treatment plant tour begins at 1 p.m. Tour participants must be ten years or older and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Forage Fish Fun

Event: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Washington Fish and Wildlife’s Forage Fish Crew for an exciting hands-on opportunity to learn about forage fish in Puget Sound. Experience the way scientists search for surf smelt and Pacific sand lance eggs, and take a closer look at these sand-grained size eggs under a microscope. Take a forage fish coloring book or crossword puzzle home for more forage fish fun! Drop-in activities between 1 and 4 p.m.

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Event: 
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:00am - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:00pm

Spring Arts Walk and the Procession of the Species are here! The WET Science Center is open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on April 24 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on April 25. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly art activities, and check out the work of several local artists and Stream Team’s youth art.

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Marine Debris Pickathon!

Event: 
Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Earth Day is right around the corner! Show your love for Puget Sound by learning about marine debris and what you can do to prevent it. Look at water samples from the North Pacific garbage patch, dissect an albatross bolus, filter microplastics out of personal care products, and create your own “Refuse Single-Use” challenge card. Then, get a grabber, lace up your shoes, and join the Pickathon – a clean-up event that allows you to walk Olympia’s amazing waterfront while keeping debris out of the sea! Workshop starts at 1 p.m., Pickathon runs from 2-4 p.m.

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