Have a BLAST at Mount St. Helens! Join us at the Science and Learning Center for a day of
activities, crafts, guided hikes, and more as we learn about the geology, ecology, and history of
our favorite volcano. Pair this with a visit to Johnston Ridge Observatory for a full day of
exploration and fun. These events are drop-in and open to the public, and explorers of all ages
are welcome to join.
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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Thinking of climbing Mount St. Helens? Check out our climbing FAQs about climbing permits, trailhead/climbing routes, and preparing for your climb.
To advance understanding and stewardship of the Earth through science, education, and exploration of volcanic landscapes.