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Special Guests & Activities

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MakeSpace

  • Collaborative City
  • Rain Boot Art
  • Elemental Art: Tin Embossing & Soldering
  • Watercolor Beachscapes
  • Silkscreen Printing
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics
  • LED Lighthouses
  • Maker's Melt Plastic Sculptures
  • Solar Science & Solar Ovens
  • Painter's Studio: Watercolor Resist


Nature Play

  • Maker Bench - Woodworking & Woodburning, June 15-17
  • How Fire Transforms Forests, June 22-24
  • Mud Pie Monday Kick-Off!, June 25
  • Soil Textures & Sediment, June 26 & 27
  • Soil Science & Mud Batteries, June 28-July 1
  • Pounded Plant Flags, July 3
  • Investigating Sundials, July 5-8
  • Bug Bingo, July 10 & 11
  • Water Filtration, July 12-15
  • Berry Seed Collecting, July 17 & 18
  • Cork Boats, July 19-22
  • Where Does the Water Go?, July 24 & 25
  • All About Berries, July 26-29
  • Wheat Grass Buddies, July 31 & Aug. 1
  • Cattail Mat Weaving - USFS, Aug. 2-5
  • Pounded Plant Prints, Aug. 7 & 8
  • Beaver Lodges & Dams - USFS, Aug. 9-12
  • Bees, Weeds & Seeds, Aug. 14 & 15
  • Make a Cork Boat in the Regatta, Aug. 15-17
  • Build Your Own Solar Oven! Aug. 18 & 19
  • How Does Your Garden Grow? Aug. 21-22 & 28-29
  • Weaving Cords & Tying Knots, Aug. 23-26


Special Guests

Summer Reading Sign-Ups with Timberland Regional Library, 11am-3pm June 22
Fire Rescue Spectacular Day with Olympia Fire Department, June 23
Soil Science with Thurston Conservation District, 11am-3pm June 28
Campfire Singalong with Ben Michaelis, 11am-3pm June 28
Book Giveaway with South Sound Reading Foundation, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29
Storytelling with Roger Fernandes, June 29 (check back for time!)
Fire Starting with Joe Roush, 11am-3pm June 29
ALL MONTH IN JULY - Giant Painted Sand Castle & Splash Ball

Pine Needle Artist Vicki Nickelson, July 6
Live Animals! with 24 Carrot Gold 4-H Club, July 7
Button Making with Olympia Parks & Rec, July 12
Native Storytelling with Roger Fernandes, July 12
Reptile Show! with Pet Works, July 13
Meet Therapy Animals with Providence Animal Assisted Activities & Therapy, July 14
All About Berries with Elise Krohn, July 17
Storytime with Simon Calcavecchia, July 19
Campfire Singalong with Ben Michaelis, July 19 & 26
Riveropolis Exhibit Play River, July 19-31
Cork Boat Regatta, July 19-22
Canoe Carving Demo with Taylor Krise, July 20
Shellfish Under a Microscope with Pacific Shellfish Institute, July 20
Comic Book Reader's Theater with Danger Room, July 21
Puget Sound Dalmatian Club, July 21
Ocean Crowns & Salmon Hats with WET Science Center, July 26
Face Painting & Giant Bubbles with Lakefair Royalty, July 27
Decorating Hard Hats with Port of Olympia, July 27
Stilts & Fire Spinning with Love of Poi, July 28
Casting & Splinting with Providence St. Peter Family Medicine, July 28
Giant Painted Sand Castle, Aug. 1-21
Splash Ball, Aug. 1-21
Penny's Puppets, Aug. 1
Riveropolis Exhibit Play River, Aug. 1-17
Climb the Rock Wall! Aug. 1-4
Native Storytelling with Bobbie Bush, Aug. 3
Collage Workshop with Artist Michael Albert, Aug. 2
Weaving Cords & Tying Knots with Elise Krohn, Aug. 3
Live Falcons! with John Prucich, Aug. 4
Face Painting & Super Bubbles with Lakefair Royalty, Aug. 9
Hot Shop! Museum of Glass Mobile Studio, Aug. 9-11
Mini-Shrink Pendants & Keychains, Aug. 9-11
Meet & Greet with Conservation Canines, Aug. 10
Meet a Mermaid, Aug. 11
Crow Drummers, Aug. 11
Cork Boat Regatta, Aug. 15-17
Paramount Martial Arts Demonstrations, Aug. 16
Wolf Ear Headbands with Wolf Havens, Aug. 16
Campfire Singalong with Ben Michaelis, Aug. 16
Jack the Juggler! Aug. 17
Hard Hats with Port of Olympia, Aug. 17
Reptile Show! with Pet Works, Aug. 17
Solar Days! with South Sound Solar, Aug. 18 & 19
Stilts & Fire Spinning with Love of Poi, Aug. 18
Olympic Flight Museum T-28 Airplane, Aug. 22 & 23
Observation Tank with Nisqually Ranch, Aug. 25
Olympia Harbor Days: Tugboat Flags & Pirate Hats, Aug. 25
Campfire Singalong with Ben Michaelis, Aug. 30

Check out our NEW nature-based outdoor Tinkering Stations coming this month! 

  • Create a Wild Insect Hotel
  • Cook in the Mud Kitchen
  • Build a Tiny Fairy Home
  • Tinker at the Water Wall
  • Make Nature Art


FREE Admission for Fathers & Grandfathers! 

June 17