Family Fun in Renton

Fun, Family, and Exploration!

ESC offers a variety of activities, programs, and resources in Renton for families to build confidence exploring outside, participate in free hands-on science, and spend time learning lifelong stewardship skills. Programs range in experiences but have components for preK-middle school students, adults, and all family members.

Fall 2023 Schedule

Salmon Heroes Family Day

November 4th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join ESC at Liberty Park, in Renton, for our first Salmon Heroes Family Day! Many King County schools participate in this field trip each year and now families can join the fun too. Come observe migrating salmon, become a salmon scientist, create family fun, and learn about how you can help salmon in order to become a salmon hero.

No registration, just stop by to participate and view salmon in the Cedar River!

A Salmon’s Journey

October 10: 6:00-7:00 PM

Fall marks the annual migration of the salmon returning home to the Cedar River to spawn and return to the trees. Join ESC at the Renton Library for an engaging presentation to follow the journey of our salmon to better understand their lifecycle, threats and how you can be a Salmon Hero this fall! Great for ages 8+.

Salmon Science Time!

October 14: 12:00-2:00 PM

Join ESC at the Renton Library for hands-on science and crafts to explore the world of salmon and ask naturalists your questions about the returning salmon to the Cedar River. Naturalists will be inside during this 2-hour activity time to facilitate activities and help you become a salmon scientist. Great for all ages.

Salmon Stories and Science 

October 16: 10:30-11:15 AM

Join ESC at the Renton Library to read a story and work on an activity as we learn all about salmon. Afterward step outside to view salmon migrating in the Cedar River with naturalists. Great for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

These programs are in partnership with the City of Renton. They are funded by the generous support of King County Wastewater Treatment Division and King County Healthy Parks grants.