Rocky Reach Discovery Center

We're updating this community treasure

The Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam has amazed and amused our Wenatchee Valley neighbors, and visitors from around the globe, since the 1960s. Hard to believe, but very little has changed there since it opened -- when gas cost 30 cents a gallon and phones hung on the wall.

You’re invited to buckle your seatbelt and blast off with us on a journey to a 21st century learning experience. Changes coming over the next 18 months will make sure this community treasure continues to provide lasting value for the next 50 years.

Here’s what’s coming:

• Expanded and updated exhibits in the Discovery Center

• Big new windows in fish viewing

• Hands-on displays and exciting new ways to experience the Columbia River



Rocky Reach Discovery Center is located on the west side of Rocky Reach Dam, easily accessible from Highway 97A, and offers ample parking for guests, including recreational vehicles and buses.

Address
5000 State Hwy 97A
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Get directions

Hours
Due to construction, the Discovery Center, park and playground are closed. Watch for details on the Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 reopening celebration at facebook.com/VisitRockyReach.  

As part of the celebration we’re calling all poets in grades 1-6 to write about why you like the Columbia River. There’s prizes! See entry details. 

 

For information about upcoming events, group tours, weddings in our pergola, and reservation questions, please call (509) 661-4960..


Celebrate reopening:
Aug. 28, 2021

Stay tuned for details!