Celebrate Halloween At Pacific Science Center

by | Oct 6, 2015

Tricks, Treats & Science Feats

WHAT: Seattle’s biggest and best family Halloween celebration, Tricks, Treats & Science Feats returns to Pacific Science Center this October. On October 30 and 31, walk the halls of the Science Center and experience blood curdling, spooky science fun with the whole family. Creepy critters, sheep eye dissections, glow-in-the-dark concoctions and ghost stories under the cloak of darkness in the Williard Smith Planetarium are just a sample of what will make guest’s hair stand on end. It’s sure to be a spooktacular time. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress (and scare!) in creative costumes to keep with the Halloween theme of the event.

WHEN: October 30 – 31, 2015

Join us Friday, October 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: 200 Second Avenue N., Seattle

Pacific Science Center is located under the arches near the Space Needle.

HOW: Admission to Tricks, Treats & Science Feats is included with paid admission to Pacific Science Center’s exhibits. FREE for Pacific Science Center Members! Admission to Pacific Science Center is $19.75 for adults; $14.75 for youth 6 to 15; $11.75 for kids 3 to 5 and $17.75 for seniors 65 and over. Children under three receive free admission. For $3 add on a Halloween-themed Laser or Planetarium Show to your visit. Pacific Science Center is committed to providing accessibility for all guests. Learn more about our facility and services.


  • Giant Pumpkin Sculpting. See pumpkins magically transformed into creepy faces and admire the artistic work on the huge pumpkins. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be carved and put on display.
  • Haunted Planetarium Shows. If you ever wonder where all this spookiness comes from every year, then look to the skies just as they did centuries ago. Plan now to attend one of our annual Halloween Shows in the Williard Smith Planetarium. Hear ancient Celtic tales from the harvest season and learn how they reflect the movement of the sun and stars.
  • Halloween Arts & Crafts.
  • Visitor Costume Contest.
  • Ghoulish Face Painting.

Other event highlights include:

  • Snake Shows
  • Live Science Demonstrations
  • Tricks and Treats Stations
  • Halloween Themed Laser Shows


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.


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

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