Parents' Night Out
Pacific Science Center offers a series of Parents' Night Out events all year round. Spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibit halls, as well as a live science show, planetarium presentation 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.
- Grades: K-6.
- Drop-off: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Pick-up: 10-11 p.m.
- Fee: $40 per child, or $30 per child for Pacific Science Center members.
- Transfer/Cancellation Policy: There will be 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.
Please Note: All registrations must be made online. Because your child's medical information and liability release will now be attached to your child's registration, we are no longer able to register Parents' Night Out by phone. Please have the following available when you register:
- Emergency contact name and phone.
- Child's insurance information.
- Child's medications/dosages/prescribing physician's name.
Register early. This program sells out!
Here's what we have planned:
December 7, 2013:
NEW! Parents' DAY Out - Arctic Adventures - REGISTER NOW
The perfect time to get your holiday shopping done.
- Drop-off: 10-10:30 a.m.
- Pick-up: 3-3:30 p.m.
- Fee: $50 per child, or $40 per child for Pacific Science Center members.
Have you ever wondered how to hide a polar bear? Throw on a blubber glove, race like a penguin, and get ready to make your own sticky ice as you explore Earth's icy poles. Embark on an expedition through Pacific Science Center's exhibits, enjoy a well-balanced lunch, experience an educational IMAX movie and bundle up for a chilly treat made with liquid nitrogen.
December 14, 2013: Sugar Smarts - REGISTER NOW
How much sugar can you absorb in your bloodstream? Check your sweet smarts to figure out what foods have the most sugar content. You may be surprised! Uncover how sugar can make electricity in your mouth! Round out the night with a live science stage show and by deciding how much sugar to mix into our liquid nitrogen ice cream!
January 25, 2014: Blast from the Past - REGISTER NOW
Travel back in time to the groovy 1960s! Use chromatography to explore the art of tie dye and chemistry to create your own lava lamp that's out of sight! Enjoy colorful lasers that were invented in 1960 at a happening laser show and complete your very own laser maze. You will end the night with a vibrant cool treat you are sure to love!
February 15, 2014: Mouth Full of Science - REGISTER NOW
Find out all about your pearly whites and how to keep them sparkling! Investigate what happens to your teeth when you drink sugary drinks, then create and test your own toothpaste. Observe the dazzling white in the sky during a planetarium show and cool your mouth with a frozen treat. Discover the fine art of flossing and then practice on a tooth model you create. Decorate a toothbrush to take home – so you can brush in style!
March 22, 2014: Incredible Superhero Science - REGISTER NOW
Explore the science behind your favorite superheroes! Conduct super strength and speed tests and investigate amazing elastic polymers. Discover the powers of light with a private laser show and explore invisibility using refraction. Create your own superhero identity and use Liquid Nitrogen's freezing abilities to bring ice-cream to the citizens of Pacific Science Center!