The Science and Learning Center at Coldwater is a hands-on education center located seven miles from the crater of Mount St. Helens. The Science and Learning Center at Coldwater offers spectacular views and immersion into the volcanic landscape and world just outside in the heart of the blast zone.
The Science and Learning Center is located at milepost 43 on State Highway 504, approximately 10 miles west of Johnston Ridge Observatory. Near the Science and Learning Center is:
Click HERE to view a map of the Science and Learning Center and vicinity.
The Science and Learning Center is the base for Mount St. Helens Institute's Volcano Outdoor School program!
The building has multiple conference rooms available for day use, numerous educational opportunities and programs as well as overnight accommodations. All of the spaces pictured below are available to groups renting the Science and Learning Center, including access to kitchen appliances and other reusable foodservice supplies.
The Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center has amazing views and plenty of parking, 288 spaces
The mountain provides a one-of-a-kind backdrop for special events
The mountain provides a one-of-a-king backdrop for gatherings and special events
Seating for up to 100 people for lectures, music, and other events with views of the mountain
Five round tables and 10 square tables provide plenty of seating for up to 60 people. Additional tables and chairs upon request.
View from pavilion entry
The original restaurant seating offers places for 72 outside on the deck overlooking Coldwater Lake
The kitchen features a large griddle, 2 burner stove, commercial refrigerator, chest freezer, and a food warmer
Stainless steel counters and prep sink and 3 basin sink are located in the rear of the kitchen
4 quad bunk beds sleep 16
A large wall-mounted projector screen, windows with views of Mount St. Helens, and plenty of space make this an ideal place to host an event or have a slumber party
Sleep on one of the 11 beds in the large room and wake up to views of the mountain.
Used for training
The theater with 24 seats and audio visual is ideal for lectures or for showing films. The projector is connected to a DVD player and speakers
Amazing views of Coldwater Lake, Mount St. Helens, and the Toutle Valley
A host will be either on the premises or nearby & on-call during your rental period to answer any questions you may have. Upon your arrival, your host will check you in and take you on a tour of the facility, which will include information about safety gear and protocols, instruction on how to use the equipment in the facility, cleaning protocols and more.
Registration for 2022 Science and Learning Center and Coldwater Camp rentals will open late January 2022. You may complete this non-binding INQUIRY FORM at any time. After you complete the form, Mount St. Helens Institute staff will reach out to you with more information and to answer questions.
A calendar of available dates is HERE. Please note that these dates are subject to group size and staff availability.
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