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LOTT's WET Science Center

500 Adams St. Northeast, Olympia, WA



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Discovery Speaker Series: Marine Birds of the Sound


Join the Puget Sound Estuarium and local expert, University of Puget Sound Professor Peter Hodum, for a 7 pm presentation about the birds of Puget Sound, from buffleheads to bald eagles! Doors open at 6:30 pm.


• Thu 11/15/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The World of Birds

Talks/Lectures, Animals

Come hang out with bird nerds to learn about birds of the Puget Sound region. Check out amazing taxidermy specimens and learn all about bird identification and natural history. Join us for a bird workshop 1-2 pm followed by a birding walk. Great for ages 8 and up.


• Sat 11/17/18 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Waste-Free Holidays

Talks/Lectures, Holiday

The holiday season is full of consumerism and waste. Join us for a 2 pm presentation to better understand the story behind the things we buy, use, and toss to help us make more informed purchases. Leave with tips on how to host a waste-free holiday. Waste-free holiday crafts and activities all day.


• Sat 12/1/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tinkering Studio

For the Family

Come build, invent, and “think with your hands”. These drop-in activities seek 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.


• Sat 12/8/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

For the Family

In partnership with the Hands On Children’s Museum and the Exceptional Families Network, we’re offering a comfortable environment for kids and adults with sensory differences. Visit the Children’s Museum next door 9-11 am. Then 11 am-1 pm, visit the WET Center to enjoy a variety of activities, crafts, hand fidgets, a book nook, quiet spaces for taking a break, and all of our hands-on exhibits. You can also connect with Exceptional Families Network at their resource table.


• Sun 12/9/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Science of Chocolate


Delicious. Sweet. Irresistible. Come explore the complex world of chocolate during a 2 pm presentation. We’ll have plenty of samples to try. Leave with a mind full of science and mouthful of chocolate. Related crafts and activities all day.


• Sat 12/15/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reptile Zoo

Talks/Lectures, Animals

The Reptile Zoo is bringing live animals to touch and learn about! Join us at 1:30 pm for a special reptile presentation. After the show, you’ll have an opportunity to handle the animals. Related crafts all day.


• Sat 12/22/18 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

New Year’s Around the World

Children's Arts/Crafts, Holiday

What are your New Year’s traditions? Take a closer look at cherished traditions from around the world. Find out why people wear polka dots, eat 12 grapes, and more. Create a variety of New Year’s Eve crafts such as noisemakers and hats!


• Sat 12/29/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM