Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Kids & Families

Ignite your curiosity about the natural world

PacSci COVID-19 Updates

Pacific Science Center is temporarily closed in compliance with State and County guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will reopen as soon as it is safe, approved, and possible.

Please check the Guest Health and Safety section on our website for our most current hours, as well as program and event updates.

Kids & Family Programs

Camps for Curious Minds

Kids from PreK-Grade 12 can go on outdoor adventures and learn about environmental science through hands-on actives.

Parents' Night Out

Spend a night out (or in!) while your child can explore PacSci each month or at Mercer Slough every year in November. 

Wetland Waddlers

Explore Mercer Slough with your preschooler and grow a connection to the natural world during this two-hour weekend program.

Wild B’earthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday in the wild! Explore the wetlands, play ecology games, and then celebrate your party amidst the tree tops.

Polliwog Preschool

This school year program for children ages 3-5 fosters a love of nature and learning through nature-based themes and activities.

Guided Nature Walks

Explore Mercer Slough and learn about ecosystems in your backyard during these walks, which include nature journaling, edible plant identification, birding, and more!

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Members Get More

Ignite your curiosity day after day! Members enjoy unlimited free admission for a year, discounts on events and programs, invitations to exclusive events, as well as passes and discounts on IMAX and Laser shows, and ticketed VR experiences.


Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center



320-acre Wetland Park in the Heart of Urban Bellevue


Girl with flowers in her hair using a microscope