Lake Roosevelt, named after Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd U.S. president, is a site of rich culture and history. People have gathered along its banks, trading and fishing with one another for thousands of years. A Junior Ranger certificate is available for the aspiring nature and history lover, and rangers occasionally lead demonstrations that children may enjoy. For more information, visit: www.nps.gov/laro/.
Whitman Mission was the site where the Whitmans met, traded, and sometimes fought with the native Cayuse people, all the while striving to establish the Oregon Trail. On some summer weekends, students can participate in cultural demonstrations at the mission. The site also offers a Junior Ranger program. For more information, visit: www.nps.gov/whmi/.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture features many programs for kids and adults. These programs include summer camps, tours, workshops, and special events. For more information, call 206-543-5590, or visit its Web site at: www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/.
Pacific Science Center
The Pacific Science center is jam-packed with fun, interactive and educational exhibits for children, and allows visitors to step into the Mesozoic Era in their exhibit Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time. This attraction features seven large, active dinosaur models. Until January, 2013, the center will also be hosting King Tut: The Exhibition, which contains over 100 artifacts from the boy king's tomb. To download a pre-visit sheet for educators or for more information on the Science Center, follow the link to their website: www.pacsci.org.
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