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WET Science Center

LOTT's WET (Water Education and Technology) Science Center exhibit gallery and classroom opened in 2010 to provide the community with a fun, hands-on opportunity for learning all about water – one of our most precious resources. Together, citizens and LOTT can conserve our water resources, support reclaimed water use, and take actions that will help protect Puget Sound. Learning more is the first step. Check out our education program offerings below and join us.

Come Explore Discover More

The WET Science Center is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm, except on observed holidays, and admission is free. We offer interactive exhibits, weekend family activities, and environmental presentations. If you plan to visit during the week, you may want to call ahead to see when school groups are scheduled to be in the exhibit gallery.

The WET Center is located in LOTT's Regional Services Center, at 500 Adams Street NE, in downtown Olympia, just two blocks northeast of the Olympia Transit Station. For directions and printable map, click here. We hope you will come visit us soon!


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WET Center Activities and Events

Read the latest issue to find out about upcoming activities and events at the WET Science Center. We offer fun and free weekend family activities and environmental presentations. If you'd like to receive this newsletter electronically, be sure to sign our guest book next time you visit the center and provide us with your email address.

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WET Science Center Guide

Get an overview of the interactive exhibits, center events, education programs offered, and how to schedule a group visit or workshop by reading our WET Center guide brochure. There is something for everyone at the WET Science Center!

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Education Menu

Teachers and youth group leaders can download the Education Menu to learn more about the exhibit gallery, treatment plant tours, presentations, and other educational opportunities your group may want to schedule. To schedule a visit and discuss additional programs send an email to Amber Smith, or call (360) 528-5742.

Interactive Green Screen

On this interactive green screen, you can learn more about the building's green features, view a checklist that shows how LOTT achieved LEED Platinum certification, and take a virtual tour of the building. Animations show how methane gas from the wastewater treatment process is used to produce heat and electricity and how reclaimed water is produced at the plant. The green screen also features live data that shows how much heat energy, electricity, and reclaimed water is used in the building and how much is produced at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant site. Click on the image below to play the green screen.


Water Cycle Video

Students, be sure to check out our Water Cycle Video exhibit when you visit the WET Science Center. Then, create your own water cycle video. Your video could be selected to appear in our exhibit gallery! Videos should be 2-3 minutes in length, and any music included in the video should be from a copyright-free or royalty-free source. Send your water cycle video on a DVD to the LOTT Clean Water Alliance / Video Project, 500 Adams Street NE, Olympia, WA 98501.

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LOTTs of Fun Water Activities Booklet

Have fun with our activity book to learn more about what LOTT does and how you can help conserve water. The booklet has lots of water word games including a crossword puzzle, treatment trivia, reclaimed water word search, and much more.

Watch the Groundwater Story

Watch an animated video, called The Groundwater Story, and learn about the natural flow of water. Click on the TV to watch the story now. Be patient, the flash movie will take just a minute to load. If the movie doesn't load, you may need to download flash player by following the link at the bottom of the page.

Volunteer at the WET Science Center

We are looking for out-going volunteers who will greet and assist the public in the WET Center’s exhibit gallery, which is open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you have an interest in helping our community learn all about water, click here. The program is open to people 13 years and older.

Learn More

For more information about the WET Science Center, educational programs, scheduling a visit, or volunteering, send an email to Amber Smith, or call (360) 528-5742. For directions to the WET Center, which is located in LOTT's Regional Services Center in Olympia, click here.

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