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. The building has multiple conference rooms available for day use, numerous educational opportunities and programs as well as overnight accommodations. In 2021, only outdoor lodging is available. Near the Science and Learning Center is:
Click HERE to view a map of the Science and Learning Center and vicinity.
Groups may sleep at Coldwater Camp for overnight rentals of the Science and Learning Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sleeping inside the Science and Learning Center is not currently available.
To begin registration, complete this non-binding INQUIRY FORM. After you complete the form, Mount St. Helens Institute staff will reach out to you.
A list of available dates is HERE. Please note that these dates are subject to group size and staff availability.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Amazing floor to ceiling views of the mountain
Seating for up to 100 people for lectures, music, and other events
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