Parents' Night Out

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Kids-Only Evenings of Fun and Discovery!

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Pacific Science Center offers Parents' Night Out events all year round. Spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibits, hands-on activities, and a live science, planetarium or laser light show.

Your child will enjoy a light snack upon arrival and a science-themed treat later in the evening. Participants will be supervised in age groups by our outstanding and experienced staff all evening. When you come back for pick-up, be prepared for enthusiastic stories about the evening's activities.

Upcoming Events

January 24: Roaming the Rainforest
Join us for a journey into the jungle where we’ll uncover the secrets of life in the rainforest. Design a terrarium that models the layers of plants in a rainforest ecosystem and discover amazing animal adaptations like the sticky feet of a tree frog. Experience a live science show and top off the evening with some tropical coconut liquid nitrogen ice cream.
February 14: Gummy Lab
Join us in the chemistry lab, where we’ll be investigating your favorite gummy snacks. From taste tests to stretch tests and size-changing experiments, you will become an expert gummy-ologist! Pair gummy creatures with a liquid nitrogen treat and enjoy a private laser show before you find the perfect formula for your own gummy creation to take home.
March 21: Volcanoes Rock!
Are you ready to blow your top? We’re gearing up to delve into the world of volcanoes to explore Earth’s eruptions. Experience oozing lava, see combustion in a live science show, and build your own model of an erupting volcano. Discover where Seattle lies on the Ring of Fire, and end the evening with a cool liquid nitrogen treat to beat the volcanic heat!
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Program Details

  • Grades: K-5
  • Drop-off: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Pick-up: 10-11 p.m.
  • Cost: $40 per child, or $30 for Pacific Science Center Members
  • Transfer/Cancellation Policy: There is a $10 processing fee per child for transfers to another Parents' Night Out date. There are no refunds.

Online pre-registration is required for all Parents' Night Out events.

You will need to fill out a one-time medical liability form that is valid for all Parents' Night Out events through December 2014. Have the following available when you register:

  • Emergency contact name and phone
  • Child's insurance information
  • Child's medications/dosages/prescribing physician's name