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Rent the Watershed Science Center

Host your next meeting or special event at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Located in the heart of downtown Issaquah and adjacent to the banks of Issaquah Creek, the Watershed Science Center offers a unique indoor/ outdoor setting for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, baby showers (no glitter or confetti please), business retreats, workshops, and more. And yes, we have hybrid conferencing equipment.

Facility Description

The Watershed Science Center has a kitchen area with two sinks, a microwave oven, coffeemaker, and refrigerator. Our mobile conferencing equipment is available for hybrid meetings (additional $50). The main room is carpeted, and there are bathroom facilities for men and women. Parking available on-site and across the street in the garage adjacent to the public library.

Capacity: 60 People

6-foot Tables: 14

Chairs: 45 Adult and 28 Junior (16-inch)

You Supply

  • Serving utensils, plates, forks, napkins or any other necessary utensils
  • Tablecloths, if desired
  • Decorations (no confetti, glitter or helium balloons please)
  • Any food or drinks (no alcohol is allowed in the facility)
  • Coffee and coffee filters
  • Projector, if using the pull-down screen

Important: No staples, pins or other items that leave marks on the wall are allowed. All decorations must be removed from the building upon departure. No helium balloons are allowed on the hatchery grounds (regular balloons are OK).

Please Note: You are also responsible for setting up the room.

Rental Rates

FISH Members/ Corporate Partners:

  • $75/ hour, 2-hour Minimum
  • $150 Refundable Security Deposit
  • $5 Processing Fee

Non Members:

  • $100/hour, 2-hour Minimum
  • $150 Refundable Security Deposit
  • $5 Processing Fee


  • $100 No-hassle Cleaning Fee
  • $50 Hybrid Meeting/ Mobile Technology Cart Rental

How to Book

  1. Click the button below to view a calendar and schedule your event. If you have questions, please call FISH staff at 425-392-1118.
  2. In addition to payment, we require completion of our rental agreement. Please click here to download the wsc-use-agreement-2 and mail it to FISH at 125 West Sunset Way, Issaquah WA 98027.
  3. Your deposit of $150 will be credited to your account no more than two weeks following your rental, assuming there is no damage or clean-up required.

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FISH retains the right to deny or terminate use of the facility in the event that the proposed or actual activity runs contrary to the mission of supporting salmon education, watershed stewardship and/or promotion of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, as determined in the sole discretion of FISH.