The Philomath Museum will host its free Family Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath Museum’s annual Family Day will revolve around water with activities to run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 15.

The Benton County Historical Society says the free event will offer a “wet and wild family experience,” which includes “Philomath’s Largest Water Sprinkler.”

Organizers said there will be hands-on learning activities, demonstrations and crafts. Community organizations will be on hand to talk about water and there will be biofacts from the coast, photo opportunities with a mermaid and Philomath Fire and Rescue will have a water tower, so those attending are advised to bring a towel.

The museum will also be open for viewing, which includes an exhibit called “Water Works” that features artifacts from Benton County. Themes of the exhibit include sources of water, acquiring water and using water for personal needs, industry, transportation, recreation and as habitat for wildlife. 

In addition, there will be a well water nitrate screening booth. To participate, bring a half cup of well water in a clean container for on-site testing results.

Alcohol and pets are not allowed at the event, organizers said.