Volcano centers open with event Saturday

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MOUNT ST. HELENS — The Mount St. Helens Institute will begin the 2017 summer visitor season at the Johnston Ridge Observatory and the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center on Saturday with an event called “It’s a Blast!”

The event is a public outreach and fundraising event hosted by the institute. Admission is $8 per person and benefits the organization’s education and volunteer programs. However, the event is free for children 15 and younger and federal recreation pass holders.

Both facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.mshslc.org/events.