Aberdeen Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Grays Harbor County including Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Westport, Ocean Shores, Elma, Montesano and beyond.

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Jun
30
Wed
Orca: Shared Water Shared Home Book Talk with author Lynda Mapes @ Zoom
Jun 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Orca: Shared Water Shared Home Book Talk with author Lynda Mapes @ Zoom

Talk Description: Orcas thrive in a land to the north, why are the southern residents endangered? A talk with Lynda Mapes, Seattle Times environment reporter about her newest book,  Shared Waters Shared Home. Published with the Seattle Times and Braided River, the book is based on the internal award winning series Seattle Times Hostile Waters and uses photography by Steve Ringman and maps and explanatory graphics by artist Emily Eng to explore and explain the roots of this environmental crisis endangering the southern residents orcas that frequent Puget Sound, and the Chinook salmon they depend on. Lynda’s talk will close with a short discussion of the implications and lessons to be learned for the Chehalis Basin.

Signed copies of Shared Waters Shared Home are in stock at Elliott Bay Books for pick up in store, or by mail order. Also available online anywhere books are sold.
Time and Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021. From 3:30 to 4:30, a 45-minute presentation followed by 15 minute Q&A.

Pre-Registration Required: Go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldO6pqjwpG9Uc7dbbcG0nfymJ7EQh7xs3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information on Lynda’s talk, please contact Kathy Jacobson at kmjacoson59464@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the Chehalis Basin Lead Entity. For more information about how you can be involved in projects that support salmon recovery, visit the Chehalis Basin Lead Entity website: www.chehalisleadentity.org.

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Oct
22
Fri
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
23
Sat
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
24
Sun
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
25
Mon
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
26
Tue
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
27
Wed
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
28
Thu
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
29
Fri
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
30
Sat
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Oct
31
Sun
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo Bash! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Dress up the family and bring your little superheroes, princesses, and monsters to the Hands On Children’s Museum for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy Halloween-inspired fun and exciting activities without the fright at Boo Bash, October 22-31. Navigate a straw bale maze, explore a black-light cavern, design a scarecrow family, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate mini pumpkins, watch Dr. Science demos, join the costume parade, and more! Hands On is the premier children’s museum in the PNW. Explore 150 interactive exhibits and a half-acre outdoor play space where kids can ride trikes, sluice for treasure, captain a vintage schooner, climb a giant boulder, and go up the lighthouse lookout.

Sensory-friendly Boo Bash activities will be offered during our regular Sensory Friendly Hour, October 24 & 31 at 9 am.

Online reservations required for museum admission. Special event activities vary depending on the days of the week and visitation levels, please see the events calendar for updated information. Activities may be added at any time.

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Nov
5
Fri
First Friday Night @ Hands On Children's Museum
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pay just $1 to play on the first Friday night of the month! Free for members.

Activities include:
*Patchwork Potholders & Woven Wonders Gift Making
*Fungus Among Us
*Letters to Veterans
*Turkey Building Challenge
*Tree of Thankful Thoughts
*Art Cards
*Drawing & Coloring
*3D Sculptures with Recycled Materials

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Nov
6
Sat
Meet The Nutcracker Ballerinas @ Hands On Children's Museum
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meet The Nutcracker Ballerinas @ Hands On Children's Museum

Meet and get your photos taken with The Nutcracker ballerinas from Ballet Northwest.

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Nov
11
Thu
1/2 Price Admission for Military Families @ Hands On Children's Museum
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Military families get 1/2 price admission on Veterans Day.

Activities include:
*PlayWise: Outside Inside: Natural Materials Collage
*Letters to Veterans
*Silkscreen Gift Making
*Frogs & Bogs
*Crazy Cranberry Construction
*Turkey Building Challenge
*Art Cards
*Drawing & Coloring
*Tree of Thankful Thoughts
*3D Sculptures with Recycled Materials
*Hula Hoops

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Nov
13
Sat
Meet The Nutcracker Ballerinas @ Hands On Children's Museum
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meet The Nutcracker Ballerinas @ Hands On Children's Museum

Meet and get your photos taken with The Nutcracker ballerinas from Ballet Northwest.

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Nov
20
Sat
Meet The Nutcracker Ballerinas @ Hands On Children's Museum
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meet The Nutcracker Ballerinas @ Hands On Children's Museum

Meet and get your photos taken with The Nutcracker ballerinas from Ballet Northwest.

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Dec
23
Thu
Meet Costumed Mushroom Characters @ Hands On Children's Museum
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet Costumed Mushroom Characters @ Hands On Children's Museum

Meet some Fungi and get your photo taken with enchanting mushroom characters!

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Dec
26
Sun
Meet Costumed Character Rapunzel @ Hands On Children's Museum
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meet Costumed Character Rapunzel @ Hands On Children's Museum

Delight your princess fan and come meet costumed character Rapunzel! Get your photo taken with this smart, spirited, and adventurous princess Sunday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Dec
29
Wed
Meet a Giant Polar Bear Puppet @ Hands On Children's Museum
Dec 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Meet a Giant Polar Bear Puppet @ Hands On Children's Museum

Meet and get your photo taken with a magical Giant Polar Bear Puppet! 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Dec
30
Thu
Meet a Giant Polar Bear Puppet @ Hands On Children's Museum
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Meet a Giant Polar Bear Puppet @ Hands On Children's Museum

Meet and get your photo taken with a magical Giant Polar Bear Puppet! 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Jan
14
Fri
Ice Adventures! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ice Adventures! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Celebrate winter at Hands On with three days of frozen fun! Meet Ice Princesses, skate in your socks, use real tools to shave ice, explore an ice cave, and see exciting Dr. Science demos, Jan 14-16.
Plus, special activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 17.

Online reservations required.

Special Guests & Activities:
Melt Arctic ice to see what’s inside
Use real tools to shave ice
Learn how to snowshoe with Olympia Mountaineers (Jan. 14 & 15, 11 am – 3 pm)
See Dr. Science light ice on fire and experiment with liquid nitrogen
Meet and get your photo taken with Ice Princesses (Jan. 15 & 16, 11 am – 4 pm)
Greet a giant polar bear puppet (Jan. 14 – 16, 12 pm – 2 pm)
Learn snowflake science
Skate indoors in your socks
Explore an ice cave
Craft a melted snowman
Silkscreen a print or special keepsake
Build penguin ramps
Design and play winter pegboard pinball
Create snowman catapults

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Jan
15
Sat
Ice Adventures! @ Hands On Children's Museum
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ice Adventures! @ Hands On Children's Museum

Celebrate winter at Hands On with three days of frozen fun! Meet Ice Princesses, skate in your socks, use real tools to shave ice, explore an ice cave, and see exciting Dr. Science demos, Jan 14-16.
Plus, special activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 17.

Online reservations required.

Special Guests & Activities:
Melt Arctic ice to see what’s inside
Use real tools to shave ice
Learn how to snowshoe with Olympia Mountaineers (Jan. 14 & 15, 11 am – 3 pm)
See Dr. Science light ice on fire and experiment with liquid nitrogen
Meet and get your photo taken with Ice Princesses (Jan. 15 & 16, 11 am – 4 pm)
Greet a giant polar bear puppet (Jan. 14 – 16, 12 pm – 2 pm)
Learn snowflake science
Skate indoors in your socks
Explore an ice cave
Craft a melted snowman
Silkscreen a print or special keepsake
Build penguin ramps
Design and play winter pegboard pinball
Create snowman catapults

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