Ellen Bishop



The Wallowology Discovery Center is now closed for the Winter. Come back to this page next season for Discovery Walks and other activities throughout the summer! 

We are now asking visitors to the center AND in Discovery Walks to be prepared to wear masks.


Saturdays: 9-11 a.m.

Discovery Walks match participants with a resident naturalist for a morning walk. These can be many things: rambles with kids on a nature trail at Wallowa Lake, wandering up the moraines, or marches up Hurricane Creek hunting basalt.

Join Judy Swank for these family-friendly strolls and hikes! The walks will leave from several different trailheads to explore our unique landscape. Check our schedule below or call for details.

Registration is required, with a 10-person maximum group

Call 509-923-1965 to register. Participants must be prepared to wear masks at the trailhead and while stopped on the trail.

Click here to see complete 2020 Schedule


C.O.D.E. Green (Children Outdoors Discovering & Exploring) alternates between guided science, online activities and explorative play in and outside of the Discovery Center. Adult supervision required in the center.


Seasonally, Preschool-aged kids are invited to Wallowology for some fun Science Playtime. Led by Bre Austin. Previously scheduled playtimes have been cancelled for the near future, but we offer online activities.


Schedule:  See Calendar

Wallowology invites regional scientists to share their knowledge. Once or twice a month, we fill our evening exhibit hall with chairs, cookies, slides, and dozens of guests. From slide shows to natural history, visitors can expect knowledgeable speakers on pertinent local topics in a wide range of sciences. Due to social distancing regulations, we are suspending our presentations until further notice.


Schedule:  See Calendar

If an event won’t fit in an evening talk, or is more structured than a walk, it's a special event. It might be a longer hike, a party, a workshop, a school visit or maybe an off-site tour. We’ve teamed up with groups of all types: schools, land trusts, astronomy clubs, farms, hiking clubs, research groups. We advertise the events, and often help lead them.

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