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‘Tis the Season for Science at Pacific Science Center

Ignite Your Curiosity With the Whole Family This Holiday Season

‘Tis the Season for Science, and all through PacSci
Not a creature was stirring, not even a butterfly
The decorations and activities were all set with care
Anticipating the many guests that would soon be there;
The mole rats were nestled all snug in their colony
While our science interpreters were testing out VR technology.

We’ve decked our halls with festive decor and stocked up on hands-on experiences perfect for the whole family this holiday season. Join us throughout December to experience demonstrations and activities* such as:

  • Experience snow flurries, throw a snowball and climb inside an igloo inside Upper Building Four. Snow flurries happen everyday at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
  • See the power of liquid nitrogen up-close and in-person at the Super Cold Live Science Stage Show.
  • Spot a poinsettia to learn about the science behind these cheery crimson flowers.
  • Immerse yourself in our VR micro-theater to explore other worlds.
  • Starting December 15, go on an adventure through the Canadian Rockies and explore the history of the locomotive in Rocky Mt. Express.
  • Winter-themed StoryTime for young curious minds.
  • Use your imagination and create your own pop-up holiday cards in Tinker Tank.
  • Discover the science of the seasons on our Science On a Sphere and gaze at the night sky in the Planetarium.
  • Rock out to your favorite seasonal songs paired with a spectrum of laser lights at Laser Winter Magic.
  • Watch a festive feeding for our iguana, box turtle or naked mole rats.
  • Escape the cold and soak in some light inside the Tropical Butterfly House.
  • Stop by our Café for seasonal snacks and the Pacific Science Center store to buy scientific stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for any curious mind on your list!

A Membership to Pacific Science Center is the gift that keeps on giving! With new and rotating experiences, there is something for the whole family to enjoy all year long. To give the gift of experiences to your family this holiday season, click here.

All activities are included with general admission and FREE for Members. IMAX movie, laser shows and VR micro-theater can be added on to your experience and discounted or free for Members depending on their level of Membership**.

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* Demonstrations, activities, and presentations vary on availability and may not be present each day.

** Members can see IMAX movies and Laser Shows for free depending on number of passes available on the account. If passes are not available, discounts are offered.


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