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2017 Summer Splash Highlights

Summer Splash!, is the Museum’s signature event and featured three months of exciting interactive learning experiences designed to engage children and alleviate summer learning loss when kids are out of school. Each month included headline events, themed adventures, live performers, unique activities and special guests. 
2017 Summer Splash Video 
Produced by Pardiman Productions

June - Fire Rescue Spectacular

Offered in partnership with the Olympia Fire Department, young visitors climbed aboard giant fire trucks, a police car and motorcycle, and took a ride on “Lil Squirt,” a mini fire truck.  Children met fire-fighters, designed their own fire helmet and participated in the Junior Firefighter challenge including a spray down of a simulated burning house. Visitors were also greeted by Sparky the costumed fire dog and Olympia’s Waterfront Kiwanis club will sold “Firehouse Hot Dogs.” 









July - Super Heroes & Stunts

Super Heroes and Stunts took over the Hands On Children’s Museum during the month of July featuring the XPOGO Stunt Team, Hero the Super Collie and Costumed Super Heroes! 










August - The Great Campout

August kicked-off with the Great Campout in the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center offering the fun of an evening camp out without sleeping over. Other August activities included the Rock Climbing wall, the Museum of Flight's Mobile Planetarium, Smokey Bear and Solar Days.














2017 Summer Splash Gala

Thank you for joining us Aug. 25 for the 2017 Summer Splash Gala. The event was a huge success!

Exciting Event Highlights!

  • Unveiling of the new Treehouse exhibit design
  • Cocktails, appetizers and silent auction
  • Fabulous foodie stations and stream side dinner on the East Bay Plaza
  • Craig Lawrence Band, Seattle's premier dance band
  • Special activities: silk screening super hero capes in the new MakeSpace, liquid nitrogen ice cream, body painting, "tree cookies" and more!

Please thank our 2017 Summer Splash Sponsors!



2017 Gala Sponsors
To see the full list of Gala Sponsors, click here!