Exhibits & Programs

Earth Day at Pacific Science Center: April 22-24, 2016

Explore with us for an Earth Day celebration all weekend long! Pacific Science Center will feature special Earth Day activities on April 22, 23 and 24. Visit our Pollinator Garden, learn more about our animals from an Animal Caretaker, check out Science on Wheels’ Rock and Roll exhibit, learn about alternative energy in a live science show, plus much more! Check out our schedule below for each day.

Decomposers at Pacific Science Center
Pollinators at Pacific Science Center
Snakes At Pacific Science Center

Earth Day Schedule and Activities

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rock and Roll Exhibit
Where: Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery, Building 2

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about native plants and their pollinators
Where: Pollinator Garden, Outside Carnevali Pavilion

1:00 p.m.
Ice Under Fire Show
Where: Live Science Stage, Building 1

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Meet an Animal Caretaker and see a vertebrate up close
Where: Naked Mole Rats Colony, Building 2

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Learn about native plants and their pollinators
Where: Pollinator Garden, Outside Carnevali Pavilion

2:30 p.m.
Let’s Explore Earth
Where: Willard Smith Planetarium, Building 2

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about native plants and their pollinators
Where: Pollinator Garden, Outside Carnevali Pavilion

1:00 p.m.
Ice Under Fire Show
Where: Live Science Stage, Building 1

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Meet an Animal Caretaker and see a vertebrate up close
Where: Naked Mole Rat Colony, Building 2

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Learn about native plants and their pollinators
Where: Pollinator Garden, Outside Carnevali Pavilion

2:30 p.m.
Let’s Explore Earth
Where: Willard Smith Planetarium, Building 2

4:30 p.m.
Turning Turbines
Where: Live Science Stage, Building 1

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about native plants and their pollinators
Where: Pollinator Garden, Outside Carnevali Pavilion

11:00 a.m.
Turning Turbines
Where: Live Science Stage, Building 1

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Meet an Animal Caretaker and see a vertebrate up close
Where: Naked Mole Rat Colony, Building 2

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Learn about native plants and their pollinators
Where: Pollinator Garden, Outside Carnevali Pavilion

2:30 p.m.
Let’s Explore Earth
Where: Willard Smith Planetarium, Building 2

Saturday, April 16
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center staff and the Lake Washington Watershed Internship Program interns will participate in the City of Bellevue’s Arbor Day-Earth Day event. They will be planting trees, restoring trails, removing invasive plants and helping improve parks and open spaces. They will have a Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center information booth set up at Lewis Creek Park in Bellevue on April 16.

Sunday, April 24 (Pre-registration required)
Be Kind to the Earth Fix-It-Yourself workshop
Where: Tinker Tank, Building 3
In celebration of Earth day, we want to help you give new life to your old appliances to prevent them from going to the landfill. Tinker Tank at Pacific Science Center is hosting a Be Kind to the Earth Fix-It-Yourself workshop!  We will have volunteers and staff experienced with screw drivers, glue guns, soldering irons, and other tools to help people learn how to fix the mechanical and wiring problems in their old appliances like toasters, vacuums, toys, speakers and more.

Activity Descriptions

Rock and Roll Exhibit: Rock and Roll is here to stay, geologically speaking. Explore Science On Wheels’ Rock and Roll Geology exhibit set to learn more of the science behind this Earth we love and celebrate!  Delve into the deepest layers of the earth to learn about crystals, magnetic rocks and earthquakes. Find out which rocks glow and how we use them in our daily lives.

Ice Under Fire: A live science demonstration about polar science and climate change.

Turning Turbines: A live science demonstration that explores the concepts of alternative energy, and more specifically where our electrical energy comes from.

Let’s Explore Earth: A live planetarium show highlighting our planet with satellite imagery.