Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend

Contact: Katelyn Del Buco
Pacific Science Center, Seattle
(206) 269-5728

Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend, April 5 – April 7, 2013

SEATTLE— (March 26, 2013) Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend is back at Pacific Science Center with more purple, gold, fun hands-on science experiments and interactive activities for the whole family. Build race cars solely powered by the sun, jump and leap to create an earthquake and measure its strength on a seismograph and meticulously examine millions of plant microbes.

Meet University of Washington scientists and researchers and explore the fascinating forward-thinking projects produced in our own backyard. Together, Pacific Science Center and UW have created three days of engaging and entertaining programs and activities related to their groundbreaking work in fields ranging from engineering to medicine to meteorology and geology.

Paws-on Science is a collaboration of Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington – two Seattle institutions strongly committed to providing engaging educational opportunities for the public to interact with science and research.

Along with hands-on activities, Husky spirit will ignite with special guest appearances by Harry the Husky, the Husky Marching Band and Cheer Team and of course, the famed UW mascot Dubs.


Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend takes place at Pacific Science Center, under the arches, near the Space Needle.
Friday, April 5: 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7: 10 am – 6 pm
This special event is included with price of general admission and is FREE for Pacific Science Center members. To further celebrate Husky Weekend, University of Washington alumni, students, faculty and staff will all enjoy a 20% discount off general admission. For more information visit:

Harry the Husky will be present all three days of Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at 11 am. Husky Marching Band and Cheer Squad will be present Saturday, April 6 from 12-1 pm and will be joined by Dubs, the UW mascot from 1-2 pm.

Pacific Science Center, a private, not-for-profit educational institution, is proud to collaborate with the University of Washington for this dynamic and innovative event. Through exhibits, lectures, science cafes, forums and special weekend events showcasing local research, the Science Center is committed to engaging our community in conversations about current science and technology and how it impacts our lives.