Rocky Reach Discovery Center

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

PUD-operated parks remain open including trails and boat launches.
Check here before you head out: http://www.chelanpud.org/parks-and-recreation/fishing-and-boating

All restrooms are closed.

Shelter reservations are not being accepted through May 11, 2020.

All scheduled events at PUD-managed facilities including ball fields and shelters are canceled through May 11, 2020.

Playground equipment has been closed off, to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Beebe Bridge Campground is closed through May 11, 2020.

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

Spring 2021: Grand re-opening

During construction, there still will be many of the popular education programs including Summer Science and River Ramble. Some will be held in Rocky Reach Park, which will stay open, and in other Chelan PUD parks. 

Join us in celebrating our past and embracing the Discovery Center’s future
Visit now, follow the progress of our journey to the future on this page, and get ready to party in spring 2021 at our grand re-opening. Stay tuned for more information!



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
The Discovery Center, Museum of the Columbia, and Rocky Reach Park are currently closed.

Rocky Reach Park will reopen on May 11, 2020 and Close on Sept. 30, 2020

For information about upcoming events, group tours, weddings in our pergola, and reservation questions, please call (509) 663-7522.

 Online shelter reservations are required and are taken on a first come, first served, basis.

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Events

Summer Science Adventure Camp

Attention parents and grandparents of kids entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade in the Fall of 2020:  Registration opens on March 1st for our annual Summer Science Adventure Week hosted by Chelan PUD's Education Specialist, Bob Bauer! From magnets and energy to circuits and gravity, Bob engages kids in learning about hydroelectricity. Classes fill up quickly, so don't wait!