Second Saturday at the Water Center

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Repeats every month on the second Saturday.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center are not only fun, they're free! Each second Saturday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m., kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories. Create bird feeders and other crafts to welcome wildlife to your backyard! Learn about the amazing world of bubbles! Make a piece of art from reused materials! There's always something new waiting at Second Saturdays!

Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Click here to watch a video highlighting February 2012's Second Saturday about interesting inventions.


January: Weather & “Vanport Flood” Exhibit

February: Rivers, Floods & Birthday Celebration for Water Center’s 20th Anniversary

March: Oceans & Estuaries

April: Critter Count - Snakes, Lizards and ‘Gators Up Close

May: Celebrate Public Works Week at Esther Short Park!

June: Get Outdoors Day

July: Science in the Park at the Water Center

August: Reading in the Wild

September: Birds & Columbia Flyway

October: Llamas, dogs and birds…oh, my! Animals Who Serve

November: Native American Heritage Month, special time from 1 to 4 p.m.

December: 20 for 20! The Best of Second Saturdays
As the Water Center's 20th anniversary year celebration comes to a close, join us for a look back at some favorite memories, moments, and activities from the past 20 years.

  • Listen to fables and lore by local storyteller, Will Hornyak
  • Make holiday-themed crafts and gifts out of recycled materials
  • Leap into a fun-filled frog tongue investigation
  • Explore what it’s like to be a creature of the night
  • Investigate the properties of water with pennies and paper clips
  • Paint a holiday-themed rock to take home
Water Resources Education Center Vancouver, WA