Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

A partnership with the City of Bellevue, offering nature-based programs for all ages.

Wetland Waddlers

Explore Mercer Slough with your preschooler and grow a connection to the natural world! Each two-hour class includes art, play, and story time designed around a seasonal theme.

Wetland Waddlers

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Registration for the next session of Wetland Waddlers closes on the Wednesday before the program date at 11:59 p.m.

Program Details

  • Time: Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Ages: 2.5-4, with a parent or guardian
  • Cost: $20, or $15 for Pacific Science Center Members

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. We reserve the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient and will contact registrant for a full refund. We will notify registrant at least 48 hours prior to the event start time.

Upcoming Dates

May 19: Slugs, Bugs, and Squirmy Worms
Spend a day looking for some of Mercer Slough’s smallest residents. We’ll investigate under logs, in the pond, and beneath trees. How many bugs do YOU think we’ll find?

June 2 and 23: Slough SENSE-ations
Join us for a sensory-filled day of seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and yes, even tasting different things in nature.

July 21 and 28: Colorful Nature
When summer is at its peak, the wetland is alive with colors and patterns to explore.

August 11 and 25: Trees, Please
Meet the trees of Mercer Slough, from their green leaves to their deep roots.

Learn more about this fascinating program in this quick PacSci Podcast:

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
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