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Explore the natural wonders of South Sound and discover the wild world of estuaries! This summer you can investigate the plants and animals living in Puget Sound, while learning how to become a steward of the environment through the Puget Sound Estuarium’s Summer Camps! Orcas - 6th - 8th Grade: August 15th - 19th, 9:00 - 3:30 PM During the Estuarium’s Estuary Explorers Summer Camp - Orcas, 6th – 8th grade students will get to engage in hands-on estuary centered… Continue Reading Estuary Explorers Summer Camp (6th-8th Grade)Find out more »
Join us on August 21st to explore the Shark Spree exhibit and hear from a local shark expert! 11:30AM - 12:30PM: Shark Talk by Dayv Lowry, a Biologist at the West Coast Region of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Enjoy Dayv’s talk on local shark species and shark research happening in Washington State while surrounded by real shark jaws and tails. Stick around after the talk to explore the local specimen on display and interact with our estuary… Continue Reading Shark Talk for the Estuarium’s Summer Shark Spree!Find out more »
Join the Estuarium for a walk around downtown as we eye the sky for the various birds that call the Puget Sound home! During spring and early summer, we will walk the Olympia Port Peninsula starting at the LOTT wetlands to hear the songs of Red-winged blackbirds and watch Mallards take a sunny afternoon nap. Don't forget your binoculars as we head along East Bay to spot Purple Martins flying in and out of nest boxes foraging for their chicks.… Continue Reading Bird Walk from the EstuariumFind out more »
Join us every first Saturday of the month for Tiny Tides Storytime from 10am to 11am. Step into the Estuarium before we open to the public and come along as we explore our ecosystems through stories. Estuarium team members will read an estuary themed picture book from our Children’s Library. In addition to the book reading, participants will be able to explore our exhibits, get time to meet our animal ambassadors, and feed the animals! Program cost: Adult & 1… Continue Reading Tiny Tides StorytimeFind out more »
Learn how the cultural and ecological history of Olympia’s historic shoreline intertwine during our Sea Stroll walking tours! Starting from the Estuarium we will loop around the downtown core to track the historic changes to Olympia's shoreline. Participants will walk the path our Education Team uses during our Estuary Life & Landforms field trips. Starting from the Estuarium, we will loop around the downtown core to track the historic changes to Olympia’s shoreline. Sea Stroll is approximately 1.5 miles long… Continue Reading Downtown Sea Stroll with the EstuariumFind out more »