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
us onsite or
and experience the wonder of this amazing natural
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.
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.
Student Field Trips
19000 Spirit Lake Hwy Milepost
43.3, State Route 504
Toutle, WA 98649