PacSci Perspectives


10 Reasons SPECTRA 2018 is the Best New Year’s Eve Party in Seattle

by | Dec 5, 2017


10. Experience Pacific Science Center as you never have before

We get it. You want to experience the Science Center, but there are too many kids around to go! Here’s your chance to explore our exhibits like Memory: Fragrant Flashbacks, or Vaccines & Immunity: It Takes a Community. We’ll also have all your favorites available: The Tropical Butterfly House, Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time and the Salt Water Tide Pool.

9. Classic Entertainment

That’s right, all your favorite types of classic arcade games will be available for you to enjoy between exhibit visits, laser shows, demonstrations and activities.

8. Laser Shows Including Laser Stranger Things

Need we say more? Party to your favorite hits amplified in 15,000 watts of digital sound paired with a live laser show performed by our awesome Laser Artists. See the wildly popular and completely sold-out Laser Stranger Things show. Hear Queen Bey’s epic album Lemonade, or hits from Kendrick Lamar or Sia. Where else can you dance to lasers on NYE?

7. Party in a Historic Landmark

Did you know Pacific Science Center is a historic landmark? That’s right: you can party inside a piece of history. Get a lesson on our architecture here.

6. Get a Caricature as a Keepsake

Who doesn’t love a good caricature of themselves?

5. Drink and Tink(er)

Tinker Tank (our maker space) is full of circuits, cardboard, gizmos and gears for you to design your own innovations. Make your contraption from your imagination.

4. Buy drinks – for science!

Toast the New Year in style with creative cocktails designed by Heritage Distilling, craft beer brewed by Pyramid or fine wine bottled by Chateau Ste. Michelle while you roam the halls. A portion of what you pay goes to support science education, so go ahead and order another round. Plus, VIP Level ticket holders enjoy access to the open bar.

3. Exciting “firework” shows

At Pacific Science Center, learning is never boring. Lively and engaging science demonstrations make you feel like a kid again, especially the New Year’s-themed combustion special.

2. You get to jam with KEXP’s top DJ’s

Dance 2017 away with some of the best DJs from KEXP including Chilly, Darek Mazzone, DJ Riz, Larry Rose and Michele Myers.

1. Ultimate Instagram-able fireworks display

Enjoy a first-rate view of the fireworks – no lines, exclusive to SPECTRA partygoers. Your photos will include the iconic Space Needle and Pacific Science Center Arches, and are sure to give your Snapchat story a real spark.