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Upcoming Family Events and Activities

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June

E.T.'s 30th Birthday Celebration

June 15- 17
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma
Celebrate the 30th birthday of E.T the pacific walrus! Watch E.T perform various walrus behaviors on cue from his keepers. Learn about walruses from their keepers, watch them eat some birthday treats, and create your own walrus our of recycled paper!

Father's Day Fun

June 16 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
WET Science Center
Take the kids down to the WET museum this Father's day to make a nature viewing monocular!

Olympic Air Show June 16-17

June 16-17 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m
Olympic Flight Museum 7637 Old Highway 99 SE Olympia
Web: http://www.Olympicflightmuseum.com Phone: (360)-705-3928
The Olympic Air Show is a fantastic opportunity to watch the tactical stunt demonstrations of a U.S Navy F/A-18E Superhornet and other planes. The museum will also have different exhibits to explore including a display of its helicopter collections. Food vendors as well as a variety of youth activities will be available at this event.

Whales in Our Midst Exhibit

June 2-Sept. 1, 2012 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The State Capital Museum and Outreach Center
This exhibit offers a great chance to learn about the orca whale populations that inhabit our home of the Greater Puget Sound Region!

Art in the Dark

June 18-22
Lacey Timberland Library
Create summer-themed art at the library! This event is part of the summer reading program hosted by the Timberland Regional Libraries.

Explore the Shore

June 21 11:30 a.m.
Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma
A great opportunities to walk along the beach during low tide and learn about the biological diversity of northwest beaches and how to protect them. No cost but dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes!

Pond Life Safari

June 23 starts at 2 p.m.
the WET Science Center in Downtown Olympia
Experience a slideshow and hands on "bug lab" to learn all about the aquatic insects found in northwest ponds!

Slug Fest at Northwest Trek

June 23-24 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Learn and celebrate the banana slug! Have fun watching human slug races, getting up closer and personal with slug specimens, joining in on hands on crafts and activities, and even more! Tons of learning opportunities, you can even earn a PhD in Slug-ology!

Mix & Measure Summer Camps

June 25-28, July 16-19, July 23-26 9-11:30 a.m.
A four day camp for ages 9-13 at Bayview School of Cooking at Bayview Thriftway in Olympia. $175 per student.
Your junior chefs will learn all the basic techniques of cooking during this camp! They'll learn how to prepare breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner using fresh Pacific Northwest Summer ingredients | Phone: (360) 754-1448

Creatures of the Night Scavenger Hunt

June 25-30
Lacey Timberland Library
Children age 2 to grade 6 Pick up a tracking kid at the youth info desk and see if you can follow the clues to find any creatures of the night creeping around the library. Complete your puzzle and return it to pick a prize!

Lacey Children's Entertainment Series

June 26-Aug 7 Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Huntamer Park in Woodland Square, Lacey
This 7-week series offers great entertainment from the form of interactive story telling to comedy for kids. Great fun for the whole family! For more information call: Lacey Parks and Recreation (360) 491-0857 or Web: http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/living-in-lacey/the-community/arts-and-events/childrens-entertainment-series

Lacey In Tune- Summer Concerts in the Park

June 27- Aug 8 Wednesday's at noon & Saturdays July 14, 21, 28 at 7 p.m.
Huntamer Park in Woodland Square, Lacey
Concerts include local and regional acts from a range of musical genres. Experience a new sound every week!For more information call: Lacey Parks and Recreation (360) 491-0857 or Web: http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/living-in-lacey/the-community/arts-and-events/summer_concerts_in_the_park

Story Hour at the Conservatory

June 28 11:00 a.m-noon
Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park, Tacoma. $5 suggested donation.
At this event kids can enjoy stories, art, and science projects while surrounded by the beautiful flowers in the conservatory.

The Drip Stops Here

June 30
WET Science Center in Downtown Olympia
Play the giant floor game "The Drips Stops Here" to learn about the importance of water conservation. Take home a shower timer, stickers, and reusable lunch bag!

King Tut Exhibit

May 24, 2012-January 6, 2013
Pacific Science Center, Seattle. Tickets available online.
This exhibit features more than 100 artifacts from King Tut's tomb and other ancient sites. Learn all about the history of King Tut and other important rulers throughout 2000 years of Egypt ancient history. On tour for the last time in North America! Don't miss out!


July

Lacey Fireworks Spectacular

July 3rd 10:15 p.m.
William A. Bush Park Vicinity 4400 Chardonnay Drive SE
Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks with this long held Lacey tradition in a new location!
For more Information call: Lacey Public Affairs (360) 491-3214

Tumwater 4th of July

Parade begins at 11 a.m. Festival Gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at 10:15 p.m. July 4th
Festival and Fireworks are at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course
Have a day of full of fun at the annual Tumwater Fourth of July parade, Artesian Festival, and fireworks show. Music, food, games, and a great show await you!

Tacoma's Freedom Fair

July 4th 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
The Ruston Way Waterfront
Have a blast at this all day event featuring all the best 4th of July activities like airshows, food, exhibits, rides, events, a huge fireworks display, and much more! For more information visit: http://www.freedomfair.com/

Olympia Music in the Park

July 11- Aug. 29
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Sylvester Park at Capitol Way & Legion Way
Experience different types of music at these free weekly outdoor concerts!

Shatter Sessions

July 13
Tacoma Glass Museum $10 online, $15 at the door
See bands attempt to shatter glass using only their music!

Lacey Outdoor Cinema Series

Saturdays July 14- Aug 11
Movies start at dusk at Huntamer Park in Woodland Square, Lacey
Gather the family and enjoy a free outdoor movie under the stars! Bring a blanket to sit on and some snacks or purchase snacks on-site. For more information and movie schedule: http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/living-in-lacey/the-community/arts-and-events/outdoor-cinema-series

Northwest Trek Birthday Celebration

July 17 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Watch the animals devour birthday treats, take part in fun and interactive activities, play animal-themed games, and make a festive birthday hat!

Capital Lakefair

July 18-22
Heritage Park in Downtown Olympia
Rides, food, games, music, a parade, fireworks, battle of the bands, and so much more await you and your family at this annual four-day fair!


August

Thurston Country Fair

Aug 1-5 Fair opens at 10 a.m., Carnival opens at 11 a.m.
The Thurston County Fair Grounds $7 for adult, Youth (6-14) $5, 5 and under FREE
Food, games, rides, antiques, and too much else to list! Check out the full list of activities and events at their website!

Pet Parade

Aug. 18
Heritage and Sylvester Parks in Downtown Olympia
This year's theme is cartoon crazy so go see all types of animals dressed in silly costumes!

Sand In the City

Aug. 24-26
This year located at the New Hand's on Children's Museum on Easy Bay
A fun weekend full of activities and event from sand sculpting competitions, face painting, arts and crafts, and a community beach party.