Come explore the Mount St. Helens landscape with us! We have field seminars, inspiring hikes, guided climbs, evening lectures, and other events aimed at deepening your understanding of the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic landscapes, natural processes and cultural past. The Mount St. Helens Institute is proud to operate under a special-use permit from the U.S. Forest Service and is an equal opportunity education provider.
Mount St. Helens Climbing Permits
2015 permits go on sale Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PST.
Volcano Naturalist Program
Applications for our 2015 Volcano Naturalist Program are now being accepted. Become a Mount St. Helens expert!
2015 Winter Adventures
Join us on a snowshoe or cross-country ski adventure and explore the wintry gems of the Northwest!
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