Current Science Initiatives

Events & Programs

Reach one of the largest and most diverse public audiences in the region through existing Pacific Science Center events and programs. Learn more about what we currently offer below or to get involved call Eve Klein at (206) 443-2381.

The Living Laboratory
In our Living Laboratory, local scientists use fun computer games to conduct real research studies, and share their research with guests of all ages. Living Laboratory is a partnership between Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS). Learn More
Science Cafés
We host two Science Cafés every month, one in Kirkland, the other in Tacoma. These free events are open to all ages, no science background required. Learn More
Teen Science Cafés
Teen Science Cafés are opportunities for teens to talk with local scientists and researchers about current and cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal setting. Teen Science Cafés are free to attend, feature free snacks and hands-on activities, and are run by teens for teens in their local community. These programs are for teens only. Learn More
Research Weekends
Where scientists convene under the arches to explain their important work. Fun and enlightening for all ages. Learn More
Science And A Movie
Pacific Science Center is excited present our new Science And A Movie series in collaboration with Central Cinema. Explore research related to some of your favorite movies with an introduction and post-screening discussion with local scientists. Learn More
Meet A Scientist

Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist. Meet a Scientist features local scientists from 1 – 4 p.m. who shares their work with you through hands-on activities and conversation. The program welcomes guests of all ages to interact with the scientists, who are more than happy to answer all sorts of questions relating to their current research. You might learn how scientists detect cancer-causing genes, how bugs fly, or how our brains remember what we’ve seen. Come back for new scientist guests each month. This program exclusively features Pacific Science Center Science Communication Fellows. Fellows are local science-based professionals trained in communication and committed to sharing their love of science with you. Learn More