Environment

New Year’s Eve at Noon

Event: 
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Bring the kids for playtime, New Year’s Eve crafts, face painting, hats, noisemakers, a silly photo booth, and more! Closed on Monday, January 1, in observance of the holiday.

The Science of Snowflakes

Event: 
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Snowflakes and snow crystals are fascinating and complex. Join us for a 2 pm presentation about the science of snow, including stunning visuals and hands-on activities, and expand your understanding of the winter wonderland. Plus we’ll make snow crafts and do fun activities all day long! 

Around the World in 80 Flushes

Event: 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The average person spends nearly 100 days on the toilet over their lifetime, but that doesn’t look the same everywhere you go. Come in for a 2 pm presentation about different toilets around the world, including the International Space Station! We’ll also talk about the 2.4 billion people around the planet who don’t have a toilet and what that means for them. Arts and crafts activities available all day. Please note: The WET Center will open late, at 1 pm, this Saturday (12/2). 

Eight Arms, Three Hearts, One Saturday: Discovering Octopuses

Event: 
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

You may be asking – Is it octopuses or octopi? Just how smart are they? How do they change the color and texture of their skin? During this engaging 2 pm presentation, we’ll find out the answers to these questions and more while exploring octopus adaptations through hands-on activities. We’ll also create octopus-inspired artwork all day. 

Nature’s Engineers

Event: 
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

What do beavers, salmon, bears, bumblebees, and construction managers have in common? They are ecosystem engineers! Come and learn about the amazing organisms around the Pacific Northwest that shape our environment. Presentation begins at 2 pm, followed by a hands-on activity. Building activities available all day.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Event: 
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This special event offers a comfortable and accepting environment for kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences. Guests can enjoy tactile activities, crafts, hand fidgets, a book nook, quiet spaces for taking a break, and all of our hands-on exhibits. Event runs 12-4 pm and is free.

Fall Art: Salmon & Leaves

Event: 
Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate fall by creating beautifully colored works of art inspired by leaves and the returning salmon. Design color-diffusing paper leaves, leaf or fish prints, and much more. We provide the supplies and inspiration, you bring the creativity! Feel free to bring in your own fall leaves to use in your artwork. 

Bioluminescence & Spooky Creatures of the Deep

Event: 
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Some of earth’s spookiest creatures live in the deepest parts of the ocean. A 2 pm presentation will amaze and inspire you with enchanting photos and videos of mesmerizing bioluminescence. Make anglerfish hats – a great Halloween costume option – and other bioluminescent art throughout the day.

Puget Sound Art & Treatment Plant Tour

Event: 
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by anytime to create art inspired by Puget Sound and its creatures. At 1 pm, attend a program about water in our lives and what happens to the dirty water you send down the drain. Discover how LOTT cleans up wastewater at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and the steps taken to protect Puget Sound. Then take a tour of the treatment plant! Tour participants must be 10 or older and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

Thurston Climate Action Team presents 2017 Candidate Forum

Event: 
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Thurston Climate Action Team presents:  2017 Candidates Forum

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017; 7:00 PM at Traditions Fair Trade Café

Candidates for Olympia, Lacey, and the Port will be on hand to discuss their positions on matters important to us all.  Take advantage of your opportunity to meet these candidates and ask your own questions. 

Port of Olympia: Bill Fishburn, Gigi McClure, Bill McGregor, E.J.Zita

Olympia: Max Brown, Jim Cooper, Clark Gilman, Allen Miller, Lisa Parshley, Renata Rollins

Lacey: Michael Steadman

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