Our Puget Sound
Captain a two-story cargo ship and then explore Puget Sound sea life up close as you crawl through the hull. Float your own boat, experiment with an 8-ft Ballcano Vortex, and examine specimens at the Puget Sound Science Table.
Our Puget Sound
Operate the crane on the port’s working waterfront, make and float your own boat and don’t miss the Ballcano water exhibit with an 8-foot-tall vortex. See specimens up close at the Puget Sound Science Table with HD digital microscope! The Working Waterfront is action-packed and full of real world Olympia connections.
Splash in the Water
The water table and Ballcano exhibits in Puget Sound Gallery are some of our most popular exhibits. Continue the water play outside in our Outdoor Discovery Center’s waterfall and water table.
- Science lab table with microscope
- Cargo ship
- Crane and loading dock
- Train Depot
- Water Table
- Build-a-Boat Buoy
- Working in the Puget Sound
- Art, Science and Engineering
- Water – Resource, Conservation, Olympia, South Puget Sound
- Woods & Forests – Resources, Olympia
- Natural History
- Full Body, Gross Motor Engagement
- Creative & Constructive
- Planning & Execution
- Fine Motor Engagement
- Imaginative Role Playing
- Dramatic Play
- Deductive & Scientific
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Arts & Parts Studio
Busy hands of all ages can choose from a huge assortment of new and recycled art supplies to create their own works of art. The MakeSpace adds cool tools like glue guns, electric scissors and sewing machines to the mix!
Outdoor Discovery Center
This unique half-acre outdoor space encourages unstructured play and includes the Lighthouse Lookout, Puget Sound Beach, Megan D Schooner, Hike-and-Trike Loop, Children's Garden, Naturalist Cabin, and Gravel Dig.
Enter and explore a nurse log, climb up into the Tree House and make fancy flying machines at the Woodland Wind Tunnel. Tell stories around the campfire at the family campsite. Put on a play on the Forest Stage. Visit the Longhouse for seasonal activities. Moms will enjoy the quiet Nursing Mother's Nook.