Environment

Ocean Crafts & Treatment Plant Tour

Event: 
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Create ocean-themed art at the WET Center in honor of World Oceans Day. You can draw, paint, sculpt, and more. Perfect for all ages and experience levels.

 

Are you curious about what happens to the dirty water you send down the drain? At 1 pm, see a presentation on how LOTT cleans up urban wastewater to protect people and Puget Sound. Then take a tour of the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant to see it in action. Tour participants must be ten years or older; please dress for the weather, and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Event: 
Sun, 06/04/2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The WET Science Center can sometimes feel crowded, loud, and bright. We are opening the WET Center on a Sunday to kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences with the goal of offering a comfortable and accepting environment. Guests can enjoy tactile activities, crafts, hand fidgets, a book nook, quiet spaces for taking a break, and all of our hands-on exhibits. Also, connect with staff from the Exceptional Families Network at their resource table. Event runs 12-4 pm and is free.

Chill Out! Glaciers Around the World

Event: 
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

What’s the difference between glacial ice and the ice cubes in your freezer? How do glaciers form? Can life survive in and around these frozen places? Hear about these amazing slow-moving rivers of ice and how they carve and shape our world. Presentation begins at 2 pm. Glacier activities in our classroom all day.

Supreme Extremophiles: How to Thrive in Extreme Places

Event: 
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Could you survive in a boiling hot hydrothermal vent or in the vacuum of space? Extremophiles don’t just survive in these extreme places – they thrive in them! From microscopic tardigrades to Pompeii worms, discover some of the strangest, toughest creatures on Earth. After the 2 pm presentation, join us for a special tardigrade microscope lab! Crafts and activities exploring extremophiles offered all day. 

Blossoming with Love for Mom

Event: 
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

This Mother's Day, show your love for mom with decorations from Mother Nature at the WET Science Center! As May flowers bloom, it's a great time to explore botany with dried plants. A short presentation on plant biology for all ages begins at 2 pm. Plus, we'll make Mother's Day cards with pressed flowers all day! 

Life in the Dark: Exploring Caves

Event: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Caves form underground, through mountains, beneath the sea, and even in ice – all through natural processes. Come to the WET Center and learn about awe-inspiring cave formations like stalagmites, stalactites, and columns. See pictures of cave-dwellers like bats, blind flatworms, spiders, and eyeless shrimp that call these dark places home. Presentation begins at 2 pm. Cave-inspired activities and crafts in our classroom all day.

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Event: 
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Spring Arts Walk and the Procession of the Species are here! The WET Center is open 10 am-8 pm on April 28 and 10 am-4 pm on April 29, and you can do a variety of art activities both days! Join us Friday evening from 6-8 pm for an art reception with light refreshments showcasing art by local high school students. 

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Event: 
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Spring Arts Walk and the Procession of the Species are here! We’re open 10 am-8 pm on April 28 and 10 am-4 pm on April 29, and you can do a variety of art activities both days! Join us Friday evening from 6-8 pm for an art reception with light refreshments showcasing art by local high school students. 

Earth Day Extravaganza

Event: 
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come celebrate with us at the WET Center! Make Earth-inspired arts and crafts, and take home a native tree seedling to plant. Hear about programs and ways to get involved in your local community at the Environmental Education Resource Fair from 12-4 pm. Watch and judge 5-minute presentations from local middle and high school students at the Environmental Issues Slam from 2-4 pm. More information at wetsciencecenter.org/earthday. 

Tinkering Studio & Treatment Plant Tour

Event: 
Sat, 04/15/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come to the WET Center and build, invent, and “think with your hands”. This drop-in activity seeks to inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers, and tinkerers by engaging visitors of all ages in fun, hands-on design challenges. The supportive environment encourages out-of-the-box creations.

 

Are you curious about what happens to the dirty water you send down the drain? At 1 pm, see a presentation on how LOTT cleans up urban wastewater to protect people and Puget Sound. Then take a tour of the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant to see it in action. Tour participants must be ten years or older; please dress for the weather, and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

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