Pacific Science CenterBringing science to life.
Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Pacific Science Center brings science to life. We ignite curiosity in people of all ages and inspire creative thinking to fuel tomorrow’s innovations. Our award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in their communities, classrooms and on our campus.
Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.
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 making science fun for 50 years.
Board of Directors & Senior Staff
July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016
Chair Barbara B. Hulit, Senior Vice President, Danaher Business Systems, Danaher Corporation
Treasurer Norm Hubbard, Executive Vice President, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Secretary Adriane Brown, President & COO, Intellectual Ventures
Emeritus Board Members
Ginger Ackerley, Community Member
Gretchen Hund Andrews, Senior Staff Scientist & Team Lead, Global Security & Technology Policy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Elisabeth Bottler, Community Member
Phil M. Condit, Community Member
Marlene Durbin, Community Member
David Fluke, General Partner Fluke Capital Management, L.P
Jim Warjone, Port Blakely Companies
Cory Sbarbaro, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer
Chris Wheaton, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Diane Carlson, Vice President of Guest Services & Theater Operations
Dr. Ann McMahon, Vice President of Science & Education
Diana Johns, Vice President of Exhibits & Life Sciences
Shannon Schumacher, Annual Giving Director
Laura Spies, Human Resources Director
Elin Waldman, Marketing & Sales Director
Keni Sturgeon, Science & Education Director
Christopher H. Ackerley, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Ackerley Partners, LLC
C. James Judson, Chairman, Opanga Networks
Colin Moseley, Chairman, Green Diamond Resource Company
John Warner, Community Member
Ash Awad, Vice President, McKinstry
Mona H. Bailey, Independent Education Consultant
Stephen C. Bishop, Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP
Curt Blake, President & General Counsel, Spaceflight, Inc.
Dr. Steven Buchsbaum, Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ivar Chhina, Community Member
Nelson Del Rio, Chairman, The Del Rio Family Foundation
Ed Fries, Founder & Owner, FigurePrints
Dr. Patricia D. Galloway, President & CEO, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.
Mary A. Knell, CEO, Washington & Western Canada, Commercial Banking Division, Wells Fargo Bank
Dan McConnell, Principal & Chief Strategist, DMCPR
Stan McNaughton, CEO & Chairman of the Board, PEMCO Insurance Companies
Dr. Sanford Melzer, Chief Strategy Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Nate Miles, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives – State Government Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company
Edward F. Millet, Managing Director, Northwest Region J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.
Diana B. Rakow, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Public Affairs, Group Health Cooperative
Edward D. Thomas, Partner, Deloitte LLP
Chris Witherspoon, Principal + Director of Client Services, DNA
Grace Yuan, Partner, K&L Gates
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We never sell your personal information to third parties.
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Pacific Science Center Events
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