Events & Programs
Be Curious. Celebrate Earth.
Curiosity springs to life at PacSci. Celebrate our planet, Earth, by planting seeds of discovery and change.
Get to know your fellow Earth inhabitants, from butterflies to Naked Mole Rats. Join enlightening talks by Earth experts, dig into special at home activities, marvel at the wonders of the world during IMAX documentaries, and more. Learn new ways to celebrate our remarkable home, Earth.
There’s something new to discover, explore, and inspire you to love your planet every day.
Digital Activities and Experiences
Watch this special livestreamed Earth Day event! Discover how, even in the city, we can deepen our interactions with the natural world, Earth’s heartbeat. Learn more
Watch Butterflies Emerging
Have you ever see the moment that butterflies emerge from a chrysalis? Watch this insider’s glimpse into some of our butterflies making their debut in our Tropical Butterfly House.
Watch Our Naked Mole Rats
Miss Elphaba, our Naked Mole Rat Queen? Watch her and the rest of the colony on the Naked Mole Rate Livecam.
PacSci Now: Meet a Tarantula
Join the PacSci team and meet Senora, an Arizona Blonde Tarantula! Learn about how arachnids see, move, feel around, how they make webs, and what those special hairs on their bodies are for.
PacSci Now: Meet Rigatoni and Cannoli
COVID-19 Sound Map
Have you noticed the world sounds very different right now? People are now crowdsourcing a Sound Map on Google Earth to capture how sonic environments have changed with social distancing. Submit the sounds around you! Learn more
Make a Raincloud
Create a rain cloud using items found at home. This activity involves weather and the scientific method, and is appropriate for all ages with adult supervision.
Create your own example of carbon-dioxide rich atmosphere in a cup and watch the reaction of the water beneath it. Discover how the ocean atmosphere interacts with carbon dioxide gas and how it diffuses into water, causing the water to become more acidic.
Observe a nearby ecosystem like a park or backyard in Ecosystem Surveys.
Design a Solution
Design new inventions that can solve problems in Design a Solution.
Observing Our Oceans
Investigate the impact of ice melting due to climate change and how that affects sea levels in Observing Our Oceans.
Spider Silk Hunt
Go looking for spider webs and learn about their silk in Spider Silk Hunt.
Wind Powered Cars
Design a vehicle, test it, and redesign it in Wind Powered Cars.
Oil Spill Clean Up
Become an environmental engineer and research, design, and test ways to clean up polluted bodies of water in Oil Spill Clean Up.
Test Your Spider Knowledge
How well do you know spiders? Test Your Spider Knowledge.
Science in the City Talks
Always Book a Window Seat: Reflections of a Female Geologist
Climate Depression: Confronting Eco-Anxiety in the Age of Crisis
Mysteries of the Deep: Seattle’s Underwater Secrets
In Person Activities and Experiences
We’re looking forward to welcoming our guests back to PacSci to enjoy all of our earth-related experiences that take place year round.
Curiosity Never Closes: Support PacSci
While we are closed to the public, we are still serving the community. We depend on support from you.
Members Get More
Ignite your curiosity day after day! Members enjoy unlimited free admission for a year, discounts on events and programs, invitations to exclusive events, as well as passes and discounts on IMAX and Laser shows, and ticketed VR experiences.