Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

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Located on a biologically diverse 320-acre wetland nature park in the heart of urban Bellevue, WA, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a collaboration between the City of Bellevue and Pacific Science Center.

To learn more about Mercer Slough Nature Park or adult and family programs offered by the City of Bellevue, stop by the Visitor Center and talk to a Park Ranger or visit To explore Pacific Science Center's programs for youth and families, use the links below or to the right.

PreK-8 School Programs

We offer standards-based environmental science field trips at Mercer Slough and outreach programs that bring environmental science right to your classroom. More


Preschool & Early Learners

We offer a variety of programs for children ages 2-5 to explore the wonders of the natural world through art, puppets, stories and hands-on science. More


Our Staff

Get acquainted with the educators behind the programs. Meet Our Staff

Families & Groups

Family programs bring discovery for all ages. Join a Nature Club, celebrate a Wild B'earthday party, earn badges in Scouts in the Wild or explore with your family on a Night Walk. More 


Teen Programs

Practicum sessions, weekend workshops, custom programs and volunteer opportunities provide hands-on experience and career exploration. More



Make plans for spring and summer break fun at the Slough.

Map & Driving Directions

Learn where we are. More


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