Volunteer Spotlight: Maria Viitaniemi

PacSci Perspectives   “I tell them to trust physics,” says Maria Viitaniemi, a volunteer at Pacific Science Center, when discussing her favorite interactions at the high rail bike. “A lot of people find it scary to ride a bike suspended 30 feet from...

New Exhibit on Memory on Display

PacSci Perspectives Memory: Fragrant Flashbacks Opens September 16 SEATTLE, WA (September 7, 2017) – The final installment of Pacific Science Center’s four-part exhibit series on the science of memory opens September 16. Memory: Fragrant Flashbacks explores how...

Fresh Sheet – September 2, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week we received an extra shipment of pupae from Suriname. Pupae originally headed for the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences cannot be delivered due to complications from Hurricane Harvey. Rather than strand...

PacSci DIY: Elephant Toothpaste

PacSci Perspectives   Want a tip for a party trick or try an experiment at home with your kids? Try this quick and easy science experiment, Elephant Toothpaste. Here’s what you’ll need for the experiment: 16oz. soda or water bottle (clean) ½ c. 20 volume...

Fresh Sheet – August 19, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment includes a bunch of Idea leuconoe butterflies, also known as the Paper Kite butterfly. When we did a longevity study with them several years ago, we discovered Paper Kites living multiple months. These butterflies...

Miracle Berries Explained

PacSci Perspectives   After the HiHo story on Miracle Berries, Pacific Science Center has been flooded with all kinds of questions about these flavor altering little fruit. Kids Try Miracle Berries 🍒 The kids are flavor tripping! Nothing tastes normal after eating...
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