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Captain the two-story cargo ship and then explore Puget Sound sea life up close as you crawl through the hull and into Puget Sound. Operate the crane on the port's working waterfront, make and float your own boat and don't miss the Ballcano water exhibit with an 8-foot-tall vortex. See specimens up close at the Puget Sound Science Table with HD digital microscope! The Working Waterfront is action-packed and full of real world Olympia connections.

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Exhibit Features:

  • Ballcano!
  • Science lab table with microscope 
  • Cargo ship
  • Crane and loading dock
  • Train Depot
  • Water Table 
  • Build-a-Boat Buoy
  • Working in the Puget Sound

Educational Focus:

  • Art, Science and Engineering
  • Building
  • Water - Resource, Conservation, Olympia, South Puget Sound
  • Woods & Forests - Resources, Olympia
  • Natural History

Learning Styles:

  • Full Body, Gross Motor Engagement
  • Creative & Constructive
  • Investigative
  • Planning & Execution
  • Fine Motor Engagement
  • Collaborative
  • Sensory
  • Imaginative Role Playing
  • Dramatic Play
  • Deductive & Scientific
  • Artistic

Splash in the water

The water table and Ballcano exhibits in Puget Sound Gallery are some of our most popular exhibits. Continue the water play outside in our Outdoor Discovery Center's waterfall and water table. Learn more here.