Events & Programs
Field Trips to Pacific Science Center
A field trip to Pacific Science Center is a time-honored tradition for students of all ages across Washington state. Our hands-on exhibits, shows, and innovative programs ignite students’ curiosity for science in a day of exploration meant to enhance your curriculum and spark lifelong interest in science, math, engineering and technology.
Mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by celebrating the species, systems, and science that make Earth special!
Learn how the earth’s changing temperature impacts PacSci residents, like the butterflies and rats. See the sea surface temperature change on our 30-foot-wide Science-on-a-Sphere. Sign up for our special Earth-specific planetarium show, Pole to Pole, or watch our newest climate-related LIVE science show, Ice Under Fire.
Schedule Your Field Trip
To schedule your field trip, complete the registration request form, or call (206) 443-2925 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at least two weeks prior to your desired visit date. We will contact you within two business days to set up your field trip.
January Field Trip Sale
Save 10% off your school group visit when you book a field trip for January 2020.
New Fall/Winter Hours
Starting September 3, 2019 PacSci will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except for holidays and weeks during Seattle Public School breaks. We will no longer be booking field trips on those days, as well. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center will remain open on Mondays and Tuesdays and will continue to be available for school group visits. If you have any questions, please contact us at (206) 443-2925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Trip Pricing
|Field Trip Packages||Price Per Student|
|Package 1||Exhibits plus choice of one experience||$11|
|Package 2||Exhibits plus choice of two experiences||$13|
|Package 3||Exhibits plus choice of three experiences||$15|
One complimentary adult general admission is covered for every 10 paid students. Complimentary adult admission excludes IMAX documentary. These adults will be charged a $4 IMAX documentary admission. Additional adults outside of ratio will be charged the student admission rate. Pacific Science Center Memberships cannot be applied to field trips. Payment is due one week before you visit.
Pacific Science Center is dedicated to offering access to quality STEM education for all. Subsidy discounts may be awarded based on Free and Reduced Lunch Program percentages for those who qualify. To learn if your school qualifies for financial assistance for your field trip, complete the registration request form at the link below or call (206) 443-2925.
Plan Your Field Trip
Submit our registration request form using the link below to plan your field trip. We will contact you to confirm your visit.
- Tropical Butterfly House Pre-Visit Guide
- Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time Pre-Visit Guide & Activities
- Insect Village Pre-Visit Guide
- Body Works Pre-Visit Guide & Activities
- Nano Educator Guide & Activities
- Wellbody Educator Handbook Grades K-3
- Wellbody Educator Handbook Grades 4-6
- Wellbody Educator Handbook Grades K-3 Spanish
- Wellbody Educator Handbook Grades 4-6 – Spanish
Astro Adventures is an educator’s guide for astronomy activities created to answer the high demand for a space science unit for elementary teachers. Elementary and Middle School lesson guides are available for educator use through our printable curriculum order form. Sample Activities:
To help teachers with children who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pacific Science Center, along with the University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Therapy, has created downloadable and printable resources geared to prepare you for your visit to Pacific Science Center. Learn More
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Field Trips to Pacific Science Center are generously supported by Alaska Airlines, Seattle Children’s, and Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation. Additional support comes from more than 2,500 individuals, companies, and foundations that donate to the Science Center each year. Click here to learn more about ways you can support Field Trips and Pacific Science Center.