Teen Programs

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Pacific Science Center offers a variety of teen programs that aim to inspire a lifelong interest in science. Experiences vary by location, duration, commitment level, service learning requirement fulfillment and subject focus. To explore our programs for teens in grades 6-12, use the links below.

Discovery Corps

Discovery Corps is a year-round youth development program for high school students ages 14 and older. Youth gain job and life skills by volunteering and working as they provide Pacific Science Center guests with a unique and interactive experience. This diverse program is unified by each member's interest in learning more about science and technology. Learn More

Mercer Slough Environmental Science Programs

Exciting practicum sessions, weekend workshops, custom programs and volunteer opportunities provide hands-on experience and career exploration for middle school and high school students. Located on a 320-acre wetland nature park in the heart of Bellevue, WA, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a collaboration of the City of Bellevue and Pacific Science Center. Learn More

Summer Camps Volunteer Program

Responsible teen volunteers provide valuable assistance and mentor campers in the Camps for Curious Minds program over the summer. Volunteers receive training, build their professional resume, meet high school service requirements and have the rewarding experience of working with children and contributing to their community. Opportunities are available at several locations in the greater Seattle area. Learn More

Teen Science Cafés

Teen Science Cafés are opportunities for teens to talk with local scientists and researchers about current and cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal setting. Teen Science Cafés are free to attend, feature free snacks and hands-on activities, are run by teens for teens in their local community. Learn More

 Summer Science Expedition: Global Citizens, Local Science

For a week in August, teens become citizen scientists and take on an environmental research project helping scientists from the University of Washington study the effects of climate change on our local environment. Teens work out of Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue for the first three days, then embark on an overnight trip to Mt. Rainier to conduct citizen science. Learn more