Events & Programs

Summer of Games logo art that says: Be Curious. Game On.

Curious Elphaba

Help Queen Elphaba

find the lost butterfly

Visit PacSci On Planet Minecraft

Go on an adventure, see your favorite exhibits, and share your creations using #PacSciMinecraft

Be Curious. Game On.

Curiosity levels up at the PacSci Summer of Games. Solve, strategize, work together, and go deep into the science of play, all summer long.

Experience the world of games on and offline through virtual events testing your trivia knowledge, livestreamed Science in the City talks with local gaming organizations, visit PacSci in a special Minecraft build, plus at-home activities and suggestions to keep the fun going. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s always something new to discover, explore, and play to keep you curious all summer long.

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Digital Activities and Experiences

Visit PacSci On Planet Minecraft

Missing PacSci? You can now go on an adventure through Planet Minecraft. See all your favorite exhibits like the dinosaurs and the Tropical Butterfly House, then make your own special additions.

Make sure to share your creations with us on social media using #PacSciMinecraft.



Curious Elphaba

Can’t get enough of our esteemed Elphaba, Queen of the Naked Mole Rats? Neither can we! Elphaba, Queen of the Naked Mole Rats, is in search of a lost butterfly, which has escaped from our Tropical Butterfly House.

Join Elphaba on our Facebook and Instagram accounts (@pacsci) as she goes on a Summer of Games adventure throughout PacSci and the Seattle Center. Vote each Tuesday to help her decide what to do every Thursday at noon and complete her quest! Follow along with #CuriousElphaba and experience our favorite critter’s summer adventure, starting July 14.

Get to know Elphaba in this tell-all interview where she spills her secrets.



Digital Puzzles

We are proud to be partnering with Ravensburger for Summer of Games!

We all love puzzles, and we’re excited to bring some of your PacSci favorites to Puzzle World, Ravensburger’s digital realm. Butterflies plus puzzles…what could be better! Look for the adjacent puzzles on Puzzle World and see how fast you can solve them.

Play all of Ravensburger’s digital puzzles and have fun solving with friends and family!

Butterfly used for digital puzzle
butterfly pupae for digital puzzle
PacSci-doku banner image


Do you like solving word puzzles? Take a science quiz and play PacSci-Doku, a science word puzzle that uses letters instead of numbers in the regular soduku. Play now
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Animal Tracks Matching Game

What can animal tracks tell us? Play the Animal Tracks matching game to identify footprints, then make your own tracks. Download the activity
Curiosity at Home spider activity

Test Your Spider Knowledge

Spiders are often seen as scary and are misunderstood. How well do you know spiders? Try the Test Your Spider Knowledge activity. Download the activity


Upcoming Virtual Events

July 2020
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In-person Activities and Experiences

We’re looking forward to welcoming our guests back to PacSci to enjoy all of our game-related experiences that take place year round.

Tinker Tank Rockets

Tinker Tank

Experiment and innovate while building wind powered vehicles or a city of the future, try stop motion animation, build hoot-i-tats and more.
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Polliwog Preschool

Visit Mercer Slough

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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Interactive Experience Jam

Game Jam

Game Jams are going virtual for Summer of Games! Stay tuned for upcoming events to try new, virtual games coming out. Watch gamers create new games, learn about the process of creating a game, help play-test the creations, and try the final products. Learn more

Teacher and School Groups Programs from Pacific Science Center

Visit PacSci as a Group

Bring the wonders of our natural world to life for your group. Receive a discount when scheduling a group reservation for 10 or more with advance reservations.
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Curiosity Expo: Games Aug. 17-18, 2019

Games // Curiosity Expo

Curiosity Expo (CX) is a science-filled weekend for the whole community, with hands-on activities led by local experts built around a single, inspiring theme. A CX dedicated to games is featured each year!
Learn more


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.

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