Summer on the Mountain Events

Summer on the Mountain is a public event series that takes place at the Mount St. Helens, Science and Learning Center.  Information for summer camps, adult guided programs, and other Mount St. Helens Institute events are HERE

 

Please help us in thanking our GENEROUS SPONSORS for making these events possible:

Eureka! Engineering

Cowlitz PUD

Red Canoe Credit Union 

Castle Rock in Bloom

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

 

 

All events are rain or shine!  All events are subject to change without notice due to staffing, weather, or other things.  When possible, updates will be posted to the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center Facebook page.

 

We apologize that we cannot offer refunds for programs purchased in advance, but programs are transferable.   

 

 

 May 13 | It’s a Blast

10am – 6pm @ the Johnston Ridge Observatory & the Science and Learning Center

$8 per person for both sites – fundraiser for the Mount St. Helens Institute

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Links: Music by Amber Sweeney (trio), OMSI, Hummocks Hike, Winds of Change Accessible Trail video


 

 

 June 10 | Art Eruption

11am – 5pm @ the Science and Learning Center 

$10/person suggested donation to help cover music and supplies

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Schedule of events:

1pm – 3pm | Music by Lewi Longmire and the Left Coast Roasters

11am – 12:30pm & 2:30pm – 4pm | Mixed media art workshops with Art-Adventures.com

12pm – 1pm & 3pm – 4pm | Youth nature art workshops

TBD | Nature photography workshops

All day | Activities and crafts for all ages

All day| Photo booth station with props

11am – 1pm | Lunch on-site, available for purchase


 

 

 June 24 | Music of Seas & Sailors by LCC Symphonic Band

6:30pm – TBD @ the Johnston Ridge Observatory

Noah’s Ark theme – Music of Seas and Sailors

by the Lower Columbia College Symphonic Band

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July 8-9 | Family Adventure Campout Weekend

12pm Saturday – 12pm Sunday  @ the Science and Learning Center

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TICKETS

Reservations are required in advance and space is limited

$100/person, children 2 and under can be added at no cost

Scholarships are available, please email rent@mshinstitute.org or call 360-274-2114

Tickets to SLEEP INDOORS in one of our bunk rooms or

Tickets to SLEEP OUTSIDE in our primitive camping area

 

Participants will choose from any number of activities which may include (these are given as examples, schedule to be determined):

Wild flower identification activities

Guided nature walk

Star gazing (weather permitting)

Eruption story skits

GPS scavenger hunts

Aquatic animal activity

Microscopes, geology, ecology, and more!


 

 

August 12-13 | Perseid Meteor Shower Campout

PUBLIC EVENT: 5pm – 10pm @ the Science and Learning Center

OVERNIGHT CAMPING: Capacity is limited, advanced reservations are required

TICKETS FOR CAMPING: will be available around early May

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5pm – 7pm | Music by Lincoln’s Beard

Night scope viewing (weather permitting)

Guided hikes

Arts and crafts


 

 

September 16 | Sky and Star Party (night viewing weather dependent)

PUBLIC EVENT: 3pm – 12pam/midnight @ the Science and Learning Center

OVERNIGHT CAMPING: Capacity is limited, advanced reservations are required

TICKETS FOR CAMPING: will be available around early May

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3pm – 5pm: Speakers and Activities 

TBD | Keynote speaker: former NASA astronaut, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

TBD | Guest speaker: Howard Knytych

TBD | Guest speaker: Greg Cermak

3pm – 5pm | Activities and crafts for all ages

3pm – 5pm| Photo booth station with props

5pm – 8pm: Dinner, Music, and Speakers

5pm – 7pm | Dinner on-site, available for purchase

5pm – 8pm | Music by Jawbone Flats

8pm – 12am/midnight: Night Viewing

7pm – 12am | Telescope viewing included guided night walk with Rose City Astronomers and Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club (weather permitting)


 

 

October 15 | Carnival of Colors

11am – 5pm @ the Science and Learning Center

$10/person suggested donation to help cover music and supplies

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1:30pm & 3:30pm | Music by Caspar Babypants (artist Chris Ballew from The Presidents of the United States of America)

12pm – 4pm | Face painting by Kelsey the Face Painting Lady

All day | OMSI traveling exhibits featuring brain teasers and animal items

All day | Activities and crafts for all ages

All day| Photo booth station with props

11am – 1pm | Lunch on-site, available for purchase


 

 

November 4 | Science and Learning Center Season Reopening

10am – 4pm @ the Science and Learning Center

$10/person suggested donation to help cover music and supplies

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Schedule of events:

1pm – 3pm| Music by Raeann Phillips

All day | Activities and crafts for all ages

All day| Photo booth station with props

11am – 1pm | Lunch on-site, available for purchase



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May 14 | It’s a Blast

June 25 | Music on the Mountain

July 9 | Sky and Star Party

August 6 | Art Eruption

September 3-4 | Family Camp

October 1 | Carnival of Color

 

Despite some challenging weather, we had an amazing total of 1063 participants between all 6 summer events! Thank you to everyone who supported and/or attended these events.

 

A huge THANK YOU to the following partners and sponsors who made these events possible:

Art-Adventures.com

Castle Rock, America in Bloom

Castle Rock Community Development Alliance

Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club

John Chao Photography

Lower Columbia College

Rose City Astronomers

United States Forest Service, National Volcanic Monument