Set the Arches Aglow to Support Science Education

Contact: Katelyn Del Buco
(206) 269-5728

Community can choose colors of Pacific Science Center arches
to Light Up the Night, benefiting 50 for 50th Future Ready campaign

SEATTLE, WA (July 24, 2013) – Celebrate the special milestones in your life and Light Up the Night. Beginning August 1, for the month, infuse the Seattle skyline with an array of vibrant shades by turning Pacific Science Center’s signature arches any color of your choice, for either an hour or an entire night, to benefit the 50 for 50th Future Ready Campaign.

By day, Pacific Science Center's sweeping arches rise above a court of reflecting pools and fountains. By night, the iconic white arches are occasionally bathed in a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors to celebrate special community events or holidays. Now, for the first time in more than 50 years, you can choose to light up the night; any color, any occasion. Sea foam green, magenta, deep turquoise…the whole rainbow is yours. Two-color combos are also available. With your color choice, the arches will stay lit either for an hour or the entire night. For $250 an hour, light the arches any time after dusk or celebrate the entire night for $1,000; a perfect, tax-deductible way to show your support of science education in our community.

The colorfully lit arches will also sport newly illuminated ‘satellite’ globes suspended under the apex of each arch. After more than 20 years of being dark due to old wiring, Pacific Science Center installed new wiring, new fixtures and state-of-the-art energy-efficient bulbs to radiate a beautiful glow through the peaks of the arches thanks to a generous donor. In doing so, the satellites go from 1600 watts per fixture to only 176 watts—a tribute to green values and the Science Center’s sustainability efforts.

Proceeds from Light Up the Night will support the 50 for 50th Future Ready Campaign for a brighter future for the Science Center. An ambitious plan to raise $50 million, the 50 for 50th Future Ready Campaign will fund renovations and expand programs to help keep Pacific Science Center on the leading edge of science and technology education for the next five decades and beyond. To date we have raised $30 million toward our $50 million goal. To participate and learn more about how Light Up the Night benefits the 50 for 50th Campaign click here.

Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. On October 22, 2012 Pacific Science Center celebrated 50 years of inspiring curiosity, creativity and critical thinking for people of all ages throughout Washington and guests from around the world.

For more information, call (206) 443-5731 or visit Pacific Science Center is committed to providing accessibility for all guests. For detailed information about our facility and services, please visit