Events & Programs

Be Curious. Celebrate Earth.

Curiosity springs to life at PacSci. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by planting seeds of wonder and change, all April long.

Get to know your fellow Earth inhabitants, from exotic butterflies to amazingly adaptable rats. Learn about forest bathing and try it out with a trek through our pollinator garden or Mercer Slough nature trails. Join enlightening talks by Earth experts, marvel at the wonders of the world on our monumental IMAX screens, probe pole to pole in the planetarium, and experience the Ice Under Fire live show—most Celebrate Earth events are included with general admission.

There’s something new to discover, explore, and inspire you to love your planet every day of the week.

Spring Hours

PacSci is moving to Spring/Summer hours on March 16 and will be open daily.

Monday–Friday: Open, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: Open, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Activities and Experiences

See a Lush Ecosystem

Ongoing
Step into the Tropical Butterfly House and experience a special world with hundreds of free flying butterflies and colorful, fragrant flowers.
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Visit Mercer Slough

Ongoing
Explore this biologically diverse 320-acre wetland nature park in the heart of Bellevue. See the wildlife and get involved in special programs.
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Stroll Through the Pollinator Garden

Ongoing
Different flowers bloom each month, with unique colors, shapes, and scents to attract and support native pollinators throughout the year.
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Visit PacSci as a Group

Ongoing
Bring the spirit of the season to life for your group. Schedule a group reservation for 10 or more with advance reservations.
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Tinker Tank

Ongoing
Experiment and innovate in Tinker Tank, our hands-on makerspace. Each day at Tinker Tank features new challenges to solve through different activities. 
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Special Events

Mercer Slough Open House

April 4
Every day is Earth Day at Mercer Slough! Explore the wetland, pond, slough, and forest habitats in a 320-acre biodiverse nature park just outside of Downtown Bellevue.
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Guided Nature Walks

March 21 and April 11
Explore the trails of Mercer Slough Nature Park and learn about ecosystems in your backyard.
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Takayna Anthropocene Blues

April 22 – May 6 
Get transported to one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Tasmania’s Tarkine Rainforest, in this hybrid immersive and 360 VR experience. Explore, interact, and help raise awareness for this endangered wilderness.
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Wetland Waddlers

March 14, 28 and April 11, 25
Explore Mercer Slough with your preschooler! Each class includes art, play, and story time around a specific theme.
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Members Get More

Become a member and enjoy:
  • Unlimited admission for a full year.
  • Members-only events like previews of new documentaries, after-hours open houses and planetarium shows.
  • Passes for guests, IMAX® documentaries and laser shows.
  • Members-only discounts at the Café, Store and on programs like camps, birthday parties and 21+ events.
  • And much more!

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