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CelebrateSpringBreakatHOCM

Spring Break Activities by Week

  • Portland Spring Break Week: March 25 - 31
  • Local Schools Spring Break Week: April 1 - 7
  • Seattle Schools Spring Break Week: April 8-15
Every Day: Water Tables & Bubbles in Outdoor Discovery Center
Portland Spring Break




Saturday, March 25 

through

Friday, March 31


Special Guests & Activities
Free with Admission. 11am-3pm unless otherwise noted.

  • 3/27, 3/29, 3/31: Creature Feature!
  • 3/28 & 3/30: Science Busking

MakeSpace:
Monday - Saturday, 11am-3pm
Sunday, 12-3pm
Free with admission.

  • 3/29: Tape-igami, art made with tape
  • 3/30 & 3/31: Van Gogh crayon melts in honor of his birthday
Local Schools Spring Break




Saturday, April 1 

through 

Friday, April 7

Special Guests & Activities
Free with Admission. 11am-3pm unless otherwise noted.

  • 4/1: Bugs & Books with "Littles" author Tate Thompson
  • 4/1: Penny's Puppets presents: The 3 Little Pigs & the Huffy Puffy Wolf, 11am
  • 4/1: Visit Studio West Dance Theatre dancers, 12-1pm
  • 4/1: Penny's Puppets presents: Dream, Sparkle, Shine!, 3pm
  • 4/2-4/5: Nature Play: Meet a Decomposer, 12-3pm
  • 4/4 & 4/6: Science Busking
  • 4/5: Live Animal Guests with Helping Hounds, 1-3pm
  • 4/6-4/8: Garden Discovery: Soil is Alive! Worm Compost Investigation
  • 4/7: Earth Friendly Products
  • 4/7 & 4/8: Animal Encounters with Olympia Mountaineers

MakeSpace:
Monday - Saturday, 11am-3pm
Sunday, 12-3pm
Free with admission.

  • 4/1 & 4/2: Bot Center, Engineer a Scribble Bot
  • 4/3 & 4/4: ABC's of Electronics: Experiment with conductivity, circuits & LEDs
  • 4/5 & 4/6: Maker Melt: make art by melting things
Seattle Spring Break




Saturday, April 8

through

Saturday April 15

Special Guests & Activities
Free with Admission. 11am-3pm unless otherwise noted.

  • 4/8: Chemistry Demos with St. Martin's University Chemistry Club
  • 4/9: Nature Play: Butterfly Life Cycle, 12-3pm
  • 4/10, 4/12 & 4/14: Creature Feature!
  • 4/11 & 4/13: Science Busking
  • 4/13 & 4/14: Blow-up Peeps in a Vacuum
  • 4/15: Robotics Demos with Tumwater Hill Robotics Club
  • 4/15: Hands On Comics, 12-4pm
  • 4/15-4/22: Self-Guided Carbon Chain Necklace for Earth Day
MakeSpace 
Monday - Saturday, 11am-3pm
Sunday, 12-3pm
Free with admission.

  • 4/7-4/9:  Silkscreen Print Shop
  • 4/10 & 4/11: Twisted Sculptures: Calder circus animals, wire bugs & jewelry
  • 4/12 & 4/13: Tinker & Take-a-Part: Rube Goldberg Machines and tinkering of all types
  • 4/14 & 4/15: Comic & Animation Studio: Comic art & stop motion animation on iPads

Outdoor Skills for Families
with the Olympia Mountaineers

A 3-part class for kids & their adults, partner program of
Olympia Mountaineers and HOCM!

April 27, 6-7:30pm: Getting Started Going Outdoors
Where to Go, Family 10 Essentials and Clothing that Works

May 4, 6-7:30pm: Avoiding Trouble
Animal safety, navigation, First Aid, practice hike

June 1, 6-7:30pm: Intro to Camping
Camping gear, fire and food, Leave No Trace

These classes are for children ages 4-14 accompanied by one or more adults. Classes will be active learning for all. Each class is $15 per family for Hands On or Mountaineers members, or $25 for non-members. Register for one, two, or all three classes!
Register by calling us at 360-956-0818.