Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Explore this biologically diverse 320-acre wetland nature park in the heart of Bellevue

Kids and Family Programs

Ignite your curiosity about the natural world.

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Teacher and School Group Programs

Explore the wetland, pond, slough and forest habitats.

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Onsite Operations Update

Pacific Science Center’s onsite operations are currently closed due to COVID-19. However, we are continuing to serve the community, including offering Virtual Field Trips, while we plan for our renewal.

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Visit Mercer Slough

Located on a biologically diverse 320-acre wetland nature park in the heart of urban Bellevue, WA, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a collaboration between PacSci and the City of Bellevue.

Visit the Center and talk to a Park Ranger, learn more about Mercer Slough Nature Park, and get involved with the adult and family programs, camps, private events, and more.

Curiosity Never Closes: Support PacSci

While we are closed to the public, we are still serving the community. We depend on support from you.

 

 

Mercer Slough Programs

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center - Kids & Early Learners Programs

Kids & Families

From preschool to camps to Wild B’earthday parties, we offer engaging programming that will ignite your child’s curiosity in nature.

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center - Teen Programs

Teens

Jumpstart your teen’s experience in environmental education with our innovative programs.

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center - Family & Group Programs

Private Events & Groups

Looking for private events and activities to do with a large group while connecting with nature? We have something for everyone.

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center - Family & Group Programs

Teachers & School Groups

Plan your next field trip, classroom lessons, or check out our educator resources.

 

At Mercer Slough

Hours

Education Center: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ranger Station: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Admission Cost

Admission to the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center and park is free!

Getting to Mercer Slough

Location

The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is located at:
1625 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98005.

View the map below for additional information.

 

Parking

The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center has a parking lot onsite. People can park there for two hours or less.

If you are attending a program longer than 2 hours, please request a parking pass from the Registration Team at 206-443-2925 and park in the yellow stalls only. If the yellow stalls are full, please park along the street (118th ave SE). Feel free to drop off kids with staff at the Center before parking and walking.

 

Additional Information

Mercer Slough
1625 118th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98005

For more information about Mercer Slough, call (425) 450-0207.

To register for our programs, call (206) 443-2925.

Accessibility

Mercer Slough is an ADA accessible site. There is an accompanying ramp or elevator for every space.

Trails have an ADA accessible entrance, as well. The trails are either wood chip or gravel, and once in the nature park all of the trails are flat.

Please contact us at (425) 450-0207 if you have additional questions or concerns.

FAQ

Are there bathrooms onsite?
Yes, there are fully functioning bathrooms at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center.

Where is the Center?  
The Center is the only building onsite shaped like an old farmhouse. There is signage on this building directing people to the front door. 

Is there food onsite?
No, there is not food onsite. There are food options close, though, and are ~5 minutes away from Mercer Slough. Guests are invited to bring their own food. 

Is there space that I can reserve onsite?
Yes, there is a Community Room that people can reserve onsite. This is managed through the City of Bellevue. Learn more

 

 

 

Upcoming Mercer Slough Events

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320-acre Wetland Park in the Heart of Urban Bellevue