Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist. Meet a Scientist features local scientists who share their work with you through hands-on activities
Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist. Meet a Scientist features local scientists who share their work with you through hands-on activities and conversation.
Cost: Free for members / Included with admission
Recommended Ages: All ages
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Meet a Scientist is located in the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:
Dr. Adam Isabella
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Basic Sciences Division
“Building the Brain”
How does your brain work? What does it do? Have fun learning about the brain by building your own working nervous system.
Dr. Alisha Mendonsa
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Learn what cancer is, how it spreads and why it is so difficult to treat.
University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
“CSI: Puget Sound”
Animals (including us!) leave DNA behind everywhere we go! Join me to fish for environmental DNA and play a matching game to figure out which organisms live in this marine habitat.
Dr. Gabriel Pratt
“What Can Legos Tell Us About Our DNA?”
Solve a short puzzle with Lego people while learning how our DNA affects our traits. Next, learn how we understand what DNA is inside every person.
Dr. Johanna Goldman
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
“The Slowest Racer”
Have fun learning about phytoplankton (tiny algae) and their role in the ocean by building your own phytoplankton! Using all the things they need to grow, try to make them sink as slowly as possible to the bottom of the racing pool.
Dr. Kathryn Jewett
University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences
“Do Flies Have Brains?”
Come explore a model fruit fly head! Practice your fine motor skills using real dissection tools while learning about how scientists can use flies to study human genes and diseases.
Dr. Tanya Brown
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
“Can Corals Get Sick?”
Have fun learning about what makes up a happy, healthy coral and what makes up a unhappy, sick coral. Build a happy and unhappy coral.
University of Washington, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation
“Probability and Data Science”
Have fun learning about conditional probability and data science by flipping coins, choosing marbles, and collecting data! See how data can help inform public health policy.
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery at Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109