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.

Program Details

  • Grades: K-6
  • 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 for Parents' Night Out.

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

Have the following available when you register:

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

Here's what we have planned:

April 19: Perfectly Prepared - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Earthquakes, fires, and floods...oh my. Become perfectly prepared as you create your own emergency kit and family escape plan. Learn about earthquakes and put your engineering brain to work as you design and test a disaster-proof building. End the night exploring extreme temperatures with a live science stage show and liquid nitrogen ice cream.
May 17: Join the Circus - REGISTER NOW
Run away to the circus and join us under the big top. Come along as we explore the curious creatures and astonishing feats of the circus. Get to know our clever reptile friend at a live show on the science stage, and learn to train your own circus animal. Test your juggling talents and learn the physics behind this performing act. Finish up by making a classic circus treat: caramel corn. See you at the circus.
June 14: Radical Robots - REGISTER NOW
Power on and join us for an automated night of robotics. Experience what it's like to be a robot by designing and testing your own robotic arm and exploring circuits. Command Robosapien Robots to walk, talk and dance, then show off your best robot dance moves at a private laser light show. We'll end the evening by recharging your batteries with some liquid nitrogen ice cream.