Exhibits & Programs

Camps for Curious Minds at six different locations.

Camps For Curious Minds

Pacific Science Center’s camps provide the perfect opportunity to explore, experiment and discover! With over 60 camps to choose from at six different locations, we have something for everyone. Our exciting and enriching camps, designed for children in preschool through 12th grade, offer hands-on science experiments, fun and challenging projects, and unique and innovative learning experiences that create lifelong memories and inspire the inner scientist in your child.

 

NEW! Week 11 of Summer Camps at Pacific Science Center & Mercer Slough (Aug. 31-Sept. 4) 

Morning and afternoon extended day care are available at both locations for $55 per week, or $12 per day.

2015 Camp Guide

Follow the links below for summer camp offerings available by grade for your child. Please note: Camp grade levels are based on the grade your child will be entering in the 2015-2016 school year.

Grades Prek-K     Grades K-1     Grades 1-2     Grades 2-4

Grades 4-6     Grades 6-8     Grades 9-12     Complete Guide

Week 11 Camps at Pacific Science Center (Aug. 31 - Sept. 4)

Science Explorers (Grades K-1) (Full Day)

A week of action-packed adventure awaits an explorer like you. Dash into the laboratory to experiment with concoctions that bubble and fizz, and shine a spotlight on the subject of shadows. Next, you’re off to sail the high seas, where you will build a boat and test its strength. Venture into the forest to find ferocious or fantastic animals. Soar with airplanes, owls and even rainbows before diving into the ocean to discover amazing animal adaptations. Whew! That’s one fast week of sensational science!

  • Price: $370, or $345 for Members
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Science Myths: Busted! (Grades 2-4)

This week is one giant science experiment! Can you really slip on a banana peel? Will eating pop rocks and drinking soda really make your stomach explode? Can ninjas really walk on water? Using physics and chemistry basics, design, tests and conduct trials to prove or disprove various urban legends and age-old misconceptions. Combine the scientific method with wild curiosity and plain old fashioned ingenuity as you explode a week’s worth of myths.

  • Price: $370, or $345 for Members
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Duct Tape Challenge (Grades 4-6)

Can duct tape really fix everything? Find out as we trace the famous tape back to its origins and put it to the test. Complete engineering challenges that investigate its strength and durability. Use duct tape to design a messenger bag and three dimensional works of art. Discover how this tape made all of the difference on Apollo 13, and conduct experiments to get out of some sticky situations. Grab a roll and learn why duct tape is the most versatile and indispensable tool you can have in your kit.

  • Price: $370, or $345 for Members
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Week 11 Camps at Mercer Slough (Aug. 31-Sept. 4)

Wetland Wonders (Grades 1-2)

Seek out the hidden creatures and marshy mysteries of the Mercer Slough Nature Park.  Get to know why Earth is the water planet and dance the Water Cycle Boogie. Explore wetlands, streams and ponds as you marvel at Mercer Slough birds that migrate thousands of miles, discover incredible transforming invertebrates and sink your hands into amazing soil that you can mold like clay. From weird to wacky to wonderful, it’s all in the water!

  • Price: $355, or $330 for Members
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Slough Survival (Grades 2-4)

Lost in the wild? What are the odds you could survive? Armed with a compass and map, find your way through the forest and paddle the twists and turns of the Arboretum’s water ways. Build a shelter out of natural materials and discover the ten essential items you should always have with you in the wilderness. Gather the skills you need to stay safe in the wild, so you’re prepared for the end of the week “Survival Challenge!”

  • Price: $370, or $345 for Members
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration & Pricing

All registrations must be made online with Visa or MasterCard payment. Full payment is required at the time of registration.

For camp pricing, find the camp and week number offered that you wish to register for in the Summer Camps Calendar and match the capitalized letter in the “price” column to the Pricing Guide.

For questions regarding registration, call (206) 443-2925.

Cancellation & Transfer Policies

Cancellation Policy: Requests for withdrawal from camp must be received at least two weeks before camp start date. For week-long camps a $100 processing fee will be retained per camp. For two-day camps 50% of the registration cost will be retained. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the camp start date.

Transfer Policy: To transfer sessions, call (206) 443-2925. There will be $20 processing fee per transfer. This excludes transfers resulting from openings on our camp waiting list, which are free of charge. Requests for transfers must be made at least one week prior to camp start date.

Camp Locations

If your child is enrolled in a summer camp, please choose the correct location below for important logistical information to ensure your child’s week at camp is a success.

Pacific Science Center in Seattle

200 2nd Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109  |  In downtown Seattle, on the south side of Seattle Center campus under the arches near the Space Needle.

The wonders of science and technology come alive in camps at Pacific Science Center. Ten weeks of action-packed science exploration, plus 60 thrilling camp options and six acres of hands-on exhibits equals an exhilarating week of sensational science! This summer we are expanding into classrooms at the First Methodist Church, just across the street from Pacific Science Center. Camps in these rooms will enjoy the same exhibit visits and convenient pick up and drop off as the rest of our main campus offerings.

 

Location-Specific Camp Procedures

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Morning Drop-Off is on the west side of Pacific Science Center, outside the Seattle Rotary Discovery Labs located at 2nd Ave. North and John Street. Drop-off times vary for each camp; check your confirmation material for the specific start time. On Monday please walk your child up to the camp teachers. Other days, teachers will be waiting on the sidewalk for curb-side drop off.

Afternoon Pick-Up

Camp end times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. Check your confirmation material or with your camper’s teacher for the specific end time. If you have siblings with different camp end times, please inform the teachers. Pick-up is in Sacred Heart Church parking lot (view pickup map). You will not be able to pick up your child at the entrance to the Discovery Labs (except for extended day care). Please allow yourself 10-15 minutes to find parking, or stay in the car for pick-up:

  • If you arrive early, please circle the block until the camp ends.
  • If staying in your car, you will not be allowed in the parking lot until the scheduled pick-up time.
  • Staff will ask the name of your child, camp name and Kid Code.
  • Staff will walk your camper to your car.

We allow a 10-minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $12 fee. 

Kid Code

At pick-up you will be asked the Kid Code you selected at registration. This code functions as a password; share this code only with anyone authorized to pick up your child.

If you forget your Kid Code at pick-up, you must park and walk to camp staff to show photo identification. This is a security measure to ensure all campers leave with authorized adults. Camp staff will release campers only to those who know the Kid Code, or who show picture identification that matches names listed on the medical form. If you forget your Kid Code before camp begins, ask the teachers as you drop off your child on the first day of camp.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call:

  • Registration Office: (206) 443-2925, available M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: (206) 443-2001, available daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is available beginning at 7 a.m.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m.

  • Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • Pick up for extended day is at the Discovery Labs entrance on 2nd Ave N.
  • Afternoon extended day care ends promptly at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. a late fee of $10 for every 10 minutes will be due at the time of pick-up.

For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child.

Cost: $55 per 5 day week, $45 per 4 day week, or $12 daily

Camper Lunch Program

We are pleased to offer the convenient option of the Camper Lunch Program at Pacific Science Center for full day campers or for campers participating in both morning and afternoon half-day camps. Lunches include an entree, fruit and vegetable, one side and water delivered to your child at lunchtime.

View the Camper Lunch Menu

You can sign your child up for the Camper Lunch Program at the time of camp registration. Lunch orders are not available for purchase by the day, and all lunch orders or cancellations must be made by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before your child’s camp start date.

Substitutions are not available. If your child has any dietary restrictions (including vegetarianism, food allergies, lactose intolerance, etc.) please do not sign up for our lunches.

$35 for 5-day camp week $28 for 4-day camp week

Lunches are provided by Classic Catering, a preferred caterer for Pacific Science Center for the past ten years. They are locally owned and have been catering for over three decades in the Pacific Northwest. 

What to Bring to Camp

  • Two snacks (Note: Please provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Sack lunch (if you are not signed up for the Camper Lunch Program)
  • Water bottle
  • Any medications listed on your medical form 

Code of Conduct & Attendance

Code of Conduct

Pacific Science Center is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and fun environment for all campers. Proper supervision and appropriate behavior are key components to a successful camp experience. In an effort to provide all campers with a safe and fun atmosphere, it is important that all campers exhibit respect for themselves, fellow campers, staff and the camp environment at all times.

Every camp session, camp staff and campers review and discuss procedures, structure and behavior expectations. Campers are asked to be respectful of other campers, staff and materials. Inappropriate, disruptive and/or violent behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: fighting, name-calling, foul language, arguing, bullying, leaving the group or possessing weapons.

Minor behavioral problems will be addressed by camp staff. If behavior issues persist, parents or guardians will be contacted to work towards a resolution. If a camper’s behavior continues to disrupt the camp or endangers the physical or emotional safety of themselves or others, Pacific Science Center reserves the right to cancel that individual’s camp enrollment for a day or more with no refund.

Attendance

We expect children to attend each day of camp (except for illness) and to arrive and depart at the scheduled time. Children arriving late or leaving early must be escorted by camp staff. Parents must wait for camp staff; this process can take over 15 minutes.

If you plan to pick up early, notify your child’s teacher in advance and pick up your child before 3 p.m. After this time, camp staff may be unavailable to escort your child.

Late arrival and early pick-up are disruptive to the entire camp, as many of our activities are cumulative and group-based. Please avoid scheduling appointments and other activities during the camp day. 

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue

1625 118th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98005 | On a 320-acre wetland just north of I-90

The outdoor environment takes center stage at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, a collaboration between the City of Bellevue and Pacific Science Center. This award winning, LEED® Gold certified facility features spectacular views of this 320-acre wetland, laboratories, classrooms, a visitor center, a tree house and hiking trails. The center’s unique features provide the perfect setting for camps brimming with hands-on investigation. Experience a summer of discovery, outdoor adventure and environmental science at Mercer Slough.

 

Location-Specific Camp Information & Procedures

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Morning Drop-Off takes place in the turn-around for camps in Licorice Fern and Salmonberry classrooms, and in the North parking lot for camps in Dragonfly or Pond Lily classrooms (View Map pdf). For full-day camps, drop-off takes place from 8:45 – 9 a.m. each day; camp activities begin promptly at 9 a.m.

On Monday, please park and walk your child to his or her classroom. Other days, teachers will be waiting on the sidewalk for curb-side pick-drop off. Please do not leave your car unattended in the driveway between 8:35 and 9 a.m.

Afternoon Pick-Up takes place from 3:45 – 4 p.m. Pick-up takes place in the same location as drop-off. We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; at 4:10 your child will be placed in extended day care for a $12 fee.

For half-day camps, check your confirmation materials for drop-off and pick-up details and times.

This is a map of the campus. Click for a larger version that may be printed, etc.

Mercer Slough Map

Kid Code

At pick-up you will be asked the Kid Code you selected at registration. This code functions as a password; share this code only with anyone authorized to pick up your child.

This is a security measure to ensure all campers leave with authorized adults. Camp staff will release campers only to those who know the Kid Code, or who show picture identification that matches names listed on the medical form. If you forget your Kid Code before camp begins, ask the teachers as you drop off your child on the first day of camp.

Emergency

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (425) 450-0207.

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • Registration Office: (206) 443-2925, available M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: (206) 443-2001, available daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is available beginning at 7 a.m.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m.

  • Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • Afternoon care ends promptly at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. a late fee of $10 for every 10 minutes will be due at the time of pick up.
  • For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child.
  • Please drop off and pick up your camper in the Licorice Fern classroom in the building nearest to the Tree House.

Cost for each: $55 per 5 day week, $45 per 4 day week, or $12 daily

What to Bring to Camp

Our campers spend a large portion of every day outside. Please make sure your child is prepared for weather and that all items are labeled with your child’s name.

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (Note: Please provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Large sack lunch (Camper Lunch Program is not offered at this location.)
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho
  • Shoes or boots that can get wet and muddy and are comfortable for hiking
  • Hat (for sun protection and warmth)
  • Any medications listed on your medical form. Please give any medications to camp staff on the first day of camp.
  • Day pack for lunch, water, snacks and any other daily needed items

Please do not send any valuables with your child to camp. Valuables include, but are not limited to, money, hand-held games or music devices, pocket knives and cell phones.

Code of Conduct & Attendance

Code of Conduct

Pacific Science Center is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and fun environment for all campers. Proper supervision and appropriate behavior are key components to a successful camp experience. In an effort to provide all campers with a safe and fun atmosphere, it is important that all campers exhibit respect for themselves, fellow campers, staff and the camp environment at all times.

Every camp session, camp staff and campers review and discuss procedures, structure and behavior expectations. Campers are asked to be respectful of other campers, staff and materials. Inappropriate, disruptive and/or violent behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: fighting, name-calling, foul language, arguing, bullying, leaving the group or possessing weapons.

Minor behavioral problems will be addressed by camp staff. If behavior issues persist, parents or guardians will be contacted to work towards a resolution. If a camper’s behavior continues to disrupt the camp or endangers the physical or emotional safety of themselves or others, Pacific Science Center reserves the right to cancel that individual’s camp enrollment for a day or more with no refund.

Attendance

We expect children to attend each day of camp (except for illness) and to arrive and depart at the scheduled time.

Many of our camps include multiple field trips that make late arrival and early pick-up difficult to accommodate. Campers who miss field trip departures will not be able to stay at the education center. Please avoid scheduling appointments and other activities during the camp day.

 

St. Thomas School in Medina

8300 NE 12th St., Medina, WA 98039  | Just off Hwy 520, 84th Ave Exit near the Overlake Golf Course.

Pacific Science Center and St. Thomas School are teaming up once again to bring you summer camps with a science and technology focus. Campers will explore science fundamentals, new technologies and the natural world in LEED® Gold certified, aesthetically stunning and unique learning spaces such as a science lab, technology center and open concept plazas. Join us for a premier experience of investigation, imagination and inspiration.

 

Location-Specific Camp Information & Procedures

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Morning Drop-Off takes place at the east entrance of the school. From 12th St, turn into the church driveway (adjacent to St. Thomas School), follow the driveway as it wraps around the school and opens into a large parking lot.

Drop-off times vary for each camp; check your confirmation material for the specific start time. On Monday, please walk your child up to the camp teachers. Other days, teachers will be waiting on the sidewalk for curb-side drop off.

Afternoon Pick-Up

Camp end times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. Please check your confirmation material or with your camper’s teacher for the specific end time. Pick-up takes place in the same location as drop-off. If you forget your Kid Code at pick-up, you must show photo identification.

We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $12 fee.

Kid Code

At pick-up you will be asked the Kid Code you selected at registration. This code functions as a password; share this code only with anyone authorized to pick up your child.

This is a security measure to ensure all campers leave with authorized adults. Camp staff will release campers only to those who know the Kid Code, or who show picture identification that matches names listed on the medical form. If you forget your Kid Code before camp begins, ask the teachers as you drop off your child on the first day of camp.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency,or to contact camp staff, call (206) 495-8512

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • Registration Office: (206) 443-2925, available M-F 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: (206) 443-2001, available daily 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is available beginning at 7 a.m.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m.

Cost: $55 per 5 day week, $45 per 4 day week, or $12 daily

  • Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child.
  • Afternoon extended day care ends promptly at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. a late fee of $10 for every 10 minutes will be due at the time of pick-up.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (Note: Please provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Sack lunch (Camper Lunch Program is not offered at this location.)
  • Water bottle
  • Any medications listed on your medical form

Code of Conduct & Attendance

Code of Conduct

Pacific Science Center is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and fun environment for all campers. Proper supervision and appropriate behavior are key components to a successful camp experience. In an effort to provide all campers with a safe and fun atmosphere, it is important that all campers exhibit respect for themselves, fellow campers, staff and the camp environment at all times.

Every camp session, camp staff and campers review and discuss procedures, structure and behavior expectations. Campers are asked to be respectful of other campers, staff and materials. Inappropriate, disruptive and/or violent behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: fighting, name-calling, foul language, arguing, bullying, leaving the group or possessing weapons.

Minor behavioral problems will be addressed by camp staff. If behavior issues persist, parents or guardians will be contacted to work towards a resolution. If a camper’s behavior continues to disrupt the camp or endangers the physical or emotional safety of themselves or others, Pacific Science Center reserves the right to cancel that individual’s camp enrollment for a day or more with no refund.

Attendance

We expect children to attend each day of camp (except for illness) and to arrive and depart at the scheduled time.

Children arriving late or leaving early must be escorted by camp staff. Parents must wait for camp staff; this process can take over 15 minutes. If you plan to pick up early, notify your child’s teacher in advance and pick up your child before 3 p.m. After this time, camp staff may be unavailable to escort your child.

Late arrival and early pick-up are disruptive to the entire camp, as many of our activities are cumulative and group-based. Please avoid scheduling appointments and other activities during the camp day.

Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School

5320 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033  |  Just north of Hwy 520 exit for 108th Ave NE.

Pacific Science Center is bringing summer camps to Kirkland! Located just off I-405, minutes from downtown Kirkland, this site combines the convenient location of Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School’s campus with the camper-led, hands-on philosophy that is the hallmark of Camps for Curious Minds.

 

Location-Specific Camp Information & Procedures

Drop-off & Pick-up

Morning Drop-Off takes place behind the school in the back parking lot. Look for Pacific Science Center signs.

Drop-off takes place between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. each day; camp activities begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. On Monday please walk your child up to the camp teachers. Other days, teachers will be waiting on the sidewalk for curb-side drop off.

Afternoon Pick-Up

Camp end times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. Check your confirmation material or with your camper’s teacher for the specific end time. Pick-up takes place in the same location as drop-off.

We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $12 fee.

Kid Code

At pick-up you will be asked the Kid Code you selected at registration. This code functions as a password; share this code only with anyone authorized to pick up your child.

This is a security measure to ensure all campers leave with authorized adults. Camp staff will release campers only to those who know the Kid Code, or who show picture identification that matches names listed on the medical form. If you forget your Kid Code before camp begins, ask the teachers as you drop off your child on the first day of camp.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is not offered at this location.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m.

  • Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child.
  • Afternoon extended day care ends promptly at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. a late fee of $10 for every 10 minutes will be due at the time of pick-up.

Cost: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 daily

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (425) 647-4827

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • Registration Office: (206) 443-2925, available M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: (206) 443-2001, available daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (Note: Please provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Sack lunch (Camper Lunch Program is not offered at this location.)
  • Water bottle
  • Any medications listed on your medical form

Code of Conduct & Attendance

Code of Conduct

Pacific Science Center is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and fun environment for all campers. Proper supervision and appropriate behavior are key components to a successful camp experience. In an effort to provide all campers with a safe and fun atmosphere, it is important that all campers exhibit respect for themselves, fellow campers, staff and the camp environment at all times.

Every camp session, camp staff and campers review and discuss procedures, structure and behavior expectations. Campers are asked to be respectful of other campers, staff and materials. Inappropriate, disruptive and/or violent behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: fighting, name-calling, foul language, arguing, bullying, leaving the group or possessing weapons.

Minor behavioral problems will be addressed by camp staff. If behavior issues persist, parents or guardians will be contacted to work towards a resolution. If a camper’s behavior continues to disrupt the camp or endangers the physical or emotional safety of themselves or others, Pacific Science Center reserves the right to cancel that individual’s camp enrollment for a day or more with no refund.

Attendance

We expect children to attend each day of camp (except for illness) and to arrive and depart at the scheduled time.

Children arriving late or leaving early must be escorted by camp staff. Parents must wait for camp staff; this process can take over 15 minutes. If you plan to pick up early, notify your child’s teacher in advance and pick up your child before 3 p.m. After this time, camp staff may be unavailable to escort your child.

Late arrival and early pick-up are disruptive to the entire camp, as many of our activities are cumulative and group-based. Please avoid scheduling appointments and other activities during the camp day.

The Overlake School in Redmond

20301 NE 108th St., Redmond, WA 98053   |   About one mile off of Avondale Rd., just past Farrel McWhirter Park.

Just minutes from downtown Redmond and the Microsoft campus, this beautiful, green site offers the winning combination of Pacific Science Center’s quality summer camp programming with The Overlake School’s math and science facilities, which are well-equipped for a summer packed with scientific inquiry.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

 Morning Drop-Off is at the Math and Science Building, Discovery Hall. Follow the signs up the hill for “Main Campus.” Look for Pacific Science Center camp signs. Drop-off takes place between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. each day; camp activities begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

On Monday please walk your child up to the camp teachers. Other days, teachers will be waiting on the sidewalk for curb-side drop off.

Afternoon Pick-Up

Camp end times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. Check your confirmation material or with your camper’s teacher for the specific end time. Pick-up takes place in the same location as drop-off.

We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $12 fee.

Kid Code

At pick-up you will be asked the Kid Code you selected at registration. This code functions as a password; share this code only with anyone authorized to pick up your child.

This is a security measure to ensure all campers leave with authorized adults. Camp staff will release campers only to those who know the Kid Code, or who show picture identification that matches names listed on the medical form. If you forget your Kid Code before camp begins, ask the teachers as you drop off your child on the first day of camp.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (425) 647-4827

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • Registration Office: (206) 443-2925, available M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: (206) 443-2001, available daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is not offered at this location.

  • Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m. Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child.
  • Afternoon extended day care ends promptly at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. a late fee of $10 for every 10 minutes will be due at the time of pick-up.

Extended day care is located inside the Math and Science Building; follow the signs for Pacific Science Center camps.

Cost: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 daily

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (Note: Please provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Sack lunch (Camper Lunch Program is not offered at this location.)
  • Water bottle
  • Any medications listed on your medical form

Code of Conduct & Attendance

Code of Conduct

Pacific Science Center is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and fun environment for all campers. Proper supervision and appropriate behavior are key components to a successful camp experience. In an effort to provide all campers with a safe and fun atmosphere, it is important that all campers exhibit respect for themselves, fellow campers, staff and the camp environment at all times.

Every camp session, camp staff and campers review and discuss procedures, structure and behavior expectations. Campers are asked to be respectful of other campers, staff and materials. Inappropriate, disruptive and/or violent behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: fighting, name-calling, foul language, arguing, bullying, leaving the group or possessing weapons.

Minor behavioral problems will be addressed by camp staff. If behavior issues persist, parents or guardians will be contacted to work towards a resolution. If a camper’s behavior continues to disrupt the camp or endangers the physical or emotional safety of themselves or others, Pacific Science Center reserves the right to cancel that individual’s camp enrollment for a day or more with no refund.

Attendance

We expect children to attend each day of camp (except for illness) and to arrive and depart at the scheduled time.

Children arriving late or leaving early must be escorted by camp staff. Parents must wait for camp staff; this process can take over 15 minutes. If you plan to pick up early, notify your child’s teacher in advance and pick up your child before 3 p.m. After this time, camp staff may be unavailable to escort your child.

Late arrival and early pick-up are disruptive to the entire camp, as many of our activities are cumulative and group-based. Please avoid scheduling appointments and other activities during the camp day.

 

University of Washington Bothell in Bothell

18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011   |   Just off I-405 Exit 24 (NE 195th St.)

Located at the University of Washington Bothell campus, the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington, campers will experience engaging, hands-on science in an innovative and cutting-edge university environment.

Drop-off & Pick-up

Morning Drop-Off takes place at the surface lots on the south end of campus between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. each day. Look for Pacific Science Center signs. Camp activities begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

On Monday please park in the designated areas in the surface lots and walk your child to the camper drop-off area. All other days, teachers will be waiting at the camper drop-off area and you are welcome to pull into the parking area as directed and drop-off your camper to their teacher. For your child’s safety, please remain with your child until they have been released to their teacher. (View Mappdf)

Note: All parking is permit only (with the exception of Monday drop-off, extended day care pick up, late drop-off or early pick-up.) If you park outside of these times in non-designated areas without paying, you will get a ticket. To pay for parking, visit a pay station in the surface lots or in the South Parking Garage.

Afternoon Pick-Up

Camp end times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. Check your confirmation material or with your camper’s teacher for the specific end time. Pick-up takes place in the same location as drop-off.

We allow a 10-minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $12 fee.

Kid Code

At pick-up you will be asked the Kid Code you selected at registration. This code functions as a password; share this code only with anyone authorized to pick up your child.

This is a security measure to ensure all campers leave with authorized adults. Camp staff will release campers only to those who know the Kid Code, or who show photo identification that matches names listed on the medical form. If you forget your Kid Code before camp begins, ask the teachers as you drop off your child on the first day of camp.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (425) 647-4827

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • Registration Office: (206) 443-2925, available M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: (206) 443-2001, available daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is not offered at this location.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m.

Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.

  • For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child.
  • Afternoon extended day care ends promptly at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. a late fee of $10 for every 10 minutes will be due at the time of pick-up.

Cost: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 daily

Extended day care is located in the same building as camp. Parking is allowed at no charge for extended pick-up in the designated parent parking area. Please come to Room 205 in UW2, following the signs for Pacific Science Center camps.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (Note: Please provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Sack lunch (Camper Lunch Program is not offered at this location.)
  • Water bottle
  • Any medications listed on your child’s medical form

Code of Conduct & Attendance

Code of Conduct

Pacific Science Center is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and fun environment for all campers. Proper supervision and appropriate behavior are key components to a successful camp experience. In an effort to provide all campers with a safe and fun atmosphere, it is important that all campers exhibit respect for themselves, fellow campers, staff and the camp environment at all times.

Every camp session, camp staff and campers review and discuss procedures, structure and behavior expectations. Campers are asked to be respectful of other campers, staff and materials. Inappropriate, disruptive and/or violent behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: fighting, name-calling, foul language, arguing, bullying, leaving the group or possessing weapons.

Minor behavioral problems will be addressed by camp staff. If behavior issues persist, parents or guardians will be contacted to work towards a resolution. If a camper’s behavior continues to disrupt the camp or endangers the physical or emotional safety of themselves or others, Pacific Science Center reserves the right to cancel that individual’s camp enrollment for a day or more with no refund.

Attendance

We expect children to attend each day of camp (except for illness) and to arrive and depart at the scheduled time.

Children arriving late or leaving early must be escorted by camp staff. Parents must wait for camp staff; this process can take over 15 minutes. If you plan to pick up early, notify your child’s teacher in advance and pick up your child before 3 p.m. After this time, camp staff may be unavailable to escort your child.

Late arrival and early pick-up are disruptive to the entire camp, as many of our activities are cumulative and group-based. Please avoid scheduling appointments and other activities during the camp day.