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The Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center is a collaborative effort of the Mount St. Helens Institute and the U.S. Forest Service, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Our mission is to connect people with nature through science, the arts and adventure recreation.

Explore Mount St. Helens and learn about its eruptions and their influence on natural systems.

Visit us onsite or online and experience the wonder of this amazing natural laboratory.

Earth in Action

Learn about the 1980 and 2004-2008 eruptions and how ongoing research is advancing our understanding of volcanic processes.

Return to Life

Learn about the return of life to the 1980 blast zone and how long-term studies are transforming our thinking about how ecosystems respond to large-scale disturbance.

Volcanic Explorations

Join us for onsite classes and activities or online and learn how scientists, artists, and outdoor enthusiasts are learning from and being inspired by Mount St. Helens.


Guided Hikes

Field Seminars

Student Field Trips

Teacher Workshops

Youth Programs

STEM Education

19000 Spirit Lake Hwy Milepost 43.3, State Route 504
Toutle, WA 98649

Tel:  360.274.2114

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