The Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center is a 12,000 square-foot retired visitor center located in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The building and surrounding area is owned and managed by the USDA Forest Service. The Mount St. Helens Institute offers educational programs, community events, and overnight reservations through a special use permit with the Forest Service. The building includes two bathrooms with flush toilets and potable water, a full-service kitchen, dining hall, two indoor sleeping areas, a movie theater, and two interpretive rooms. Although there is no cell phone service or internet available within the Monument, there is an emergency telephone located inside the Science and Learning Center.
Located just minutes from the Science and Learning Center, a large primitive campsite offers approximately 35 bare-ground tent pads, several picnic tables, and a large vault toilet. A spectacular view of Mount St. Helens can be seen from every tent pad. There is no potable water or trash receptacles in the campsite. Campfires and dutch oven cooking is prohibited in the campsite.