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Events

Free Children’s Art Class: Jar Aquariums
Saturday, August 26: 10:00am – 11:00am

Summer Saturdays at the museum.  These hour long art classes are FREE for children age 4+ and their caregivers to do together.  Only 20 spots are available, so make sure and reserve your spot now!  Come to 1 or all 4. All classes start at 10:00 am and will be taught by local artist, Natalee Aalgaard.


The Great Escape Geology Tour

Saturday, September 9: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Ice Age Floods using the Grand Coulee and the Upper Crab Creek drainages, filled the Quincy Basin at a rate up to 16.5 million cubic meters of water per second. This tour will examine the incredible erosive consequences of the floodwaters escaping the Quincy Basin, via Lynch, Potholes and Frenchman Springs Coulees. In addition, we examine the eight mile wide Drumheller Channels, through which most of the Quincy Basin floodwaters drained largely down the Lower Crab Creek drainage, toward the Columbia River at Beverly, Washington.  Reserve your place now!

 

Fire and Ice Geology Tour
Saturday, October 14:
9:00am to 5:00pm

Tour shows you the site of the largest landslide to have occurred in the country. You will learn to read and thereby understand the features of the basalt cliffs. Once upon the Waterville Plateau, you will see evidence of the continental ice sheet that once covered this area: Withrow Terminal Moraine, Kames, Eskars, Drumlins an Kettles. See the Grand Terrace At Brewster and the source of the Glacial Erratics that cover so much of the Waterville Plateau. Finally, we will see the volcanic feeder dikes at pine canyon.  Grab some tickets now!