Rainwater is a familiar element in our Northwest lives. Come investigate what it can do! Pump water up, dump it down, pool it, dam it, and let it flow over metal and wood. Use jets to play musical instruments. The folding glass wall opens up to the Sticks + Stones Outdoor Gallery to let the outside in. Play here is open-ended, purposeful, and flexible.

Stream Table Sponsored by Puget Sound Energy Foundation

The Big Splash

The Big Splash is the main feature of the Water Gallery. Kids experience suspense, anticipation, and surprise as they discover the power of water in motion. A great vessel at the top is slowly filled by manipulating pumps and pipes that results in a “big splash” when it reaches maximum capacity.

Water Music Sponsored by Clark Nuber PS

Kids play an array of percussive musical instruments using the force of water in motion. Jet streams of water strike chimes and drums like a liquid mallet. This exhibit intertwines science and music with water play.

Magnetic Water Wall Sponsored by Clark Nuber PS

Tot Splash Sponsored by The Gilchrist Family

Younger kids splash and play in an area designed especially for early childhood development stages. Features in the Tot Splash encourage kids to feel and explore with all their senses. The Tot Splash has vessels for scooping, pouring, measuring, and tracking motion with objects in the water that sink, float, and move.

Water Vapor Bell Sponsored by Stuart & Britt Heath

Water Vortex