Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center free activities

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will be extending weekend hours to Sunday between 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.

During these weekends, families can come check out the following free activities:

July 29-30: Paper Circuits: Put your technology skills to the test with this paper circuit bonus activity. Join us to learn how to use LED lights, copper tape, and a combination of single and parallel circuits to make a light-up creation.

August 5-6: Junkbots: Create a vibrating and moving Junkbot using everyday “junk” or recycled items. These tiny robots are powered by a vibrating motor, similar to those found in cell phones. No experience is needed to design your own using scrap materials and spare parts. Materials will be provided. 

August 12-13: Sensory Stations: Stimulate your senses with our Sensory Stations. These unique stations will help support critical skills such as fine motor skills, creativity, language development, and will also offer a therapeutic space for children.

August 19-20: Wax Paper Lanterns: Get in the spirit by creating your own “stained glass” lantern with this kid-friendly activity. Create one colorful, illuminating lantern by following along with our Guest Services Associate Haakon Sorom. This project is the perfect family activity and a great way to play around with color.

August 26-27: Biodegradable Poppers: Join us as we create nature-friendly poppers using recycled materials. 

Sept. 2-4:  Seed Paper: Have you ever wondered how to make your own paper? What about paper you can later plant to grow into flowers? Learn how to make your own seed paper using recycled items and nature! You can decorate your seed paper by using spices for color, lavender for the smell, dried leaves, and vines for added texture. You can make the paper into cards and later plant it in soil. Watch the science behind these seeds as they germinate and grow.

These activities tie-in with our current bilingual exhibit “Eco Wenatchee,” which focuses on the environmental impact we have within our own community. Through this exhibit, the Museum encourages attendees to reevaluate their carbon footprint and learn how to become a more sustainable citizen.

This exhibit will run through the rest of the summer into September 2023. This exhibit is in partnership with Link Transit, Chelan County PUD, Icicle Fund, Sustainable NCW, and Coastal Farm and Ranch. Eco Wenatchee is also supported by the cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.

The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center’s mission is to gather, engage, and educate people to celebrate and preserve the history, arts, sciences, and rich diversity of our region. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates with the support of the cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.


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