Exhibits & Programs

The Living Lab

In our Living Laboratory, local scientists use fun computer games to conduct real research studies, and share their research with guests of all ages. Living Laboratory is a partnership between Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS).

What we’re studying now:

  • At what age do math–gender stereotypes emerge in childhood?
  • Does a child’s perception of math change if they are working alongside their parents?
  • Does children’s self-esteem affect their persistence in challenging tasks?

Researchers will be in the Living Laboratory most Thursdays and Fridays; contact Eve Klein (eklein@pacsci.org) to learn more.

Our Living Laboratory is part of the National Living Laboratory Initiative, which aims to educate the public about child development by immersing museum visitors in the process of scientific discovery. This work is made possible by the National Science Foundation.


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Girl with flowers in her hair using a microscope