The Splash Education Center is one of many buildings at Mather
Field that once served the Air Force and its military
community. Over the years, it has housed a convenience
store, the Mather Credit Union, and more recently, the sales
office of the Independence at Mather developer that converted the
military’s family housing units into new homes. The building
is currently owned by Sacramento County and leased for use by the
Vernal pools were once common in the grasslands around
Sacramento, especially in the vicinity of Mather Field. The vast
majority of pools have since disappeared under the plow or in the
wake of expanding urban development. Experts estimate that we now
see fewer than 10 percent of the vernal pools that existed in
California in John Sutter’s time.
Please click on the link below for a map and directions to the
Splash Center. NOTE: Mather Business Park is currently
under construction. Use the Zinfandel or Sunrise exit off
50, rather than Mather Field Road.
Be advised: Splash does not maintain regular business
hours. If you’d like to visit, please join us for an
Splash in the Class presentations are a fun way to teach your
students how to take care of their local environment. These
interactive presentations are designed for grades 3 – 6 and last
about 70 minutes. Best of all, they’re completely FREE!