Join the Mount St. Helens Institute at the Johnston Ridge Observatory to mark the 38th anniversary of the 1980 eruption with special hands-on activities and prizes in addition to the great movies, ranger talks, exhibits, and gift shop that the Johnston Ridge Observatory already has to offer. All admissions collected this day will support the Mount St. Helens Institute’s programs, including youth education.
The Science and Learning Center at Coldwater is a hands-on education center located seven miles from the crater of Mount St. Helens, offering spectacular views and unparalleled educational opportunities for learners of all ages.
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