A Special Open House
Pacific Science Center was proud to work with 2018 Special Olympics USA Games held in Seattle during the week of July 1, 2018. Our work with Special Olympics is rooted in our commitment to serving the community and enabling access for all. Our facilities, programs, experiences and the benefits they provide accessible to people of all backgrounds and financial, social, physical, and intellectual abilities.
We were thrilled to welcome more than 600 Special Olympics athletes and their families for an open house on July 3. This after-hours event offered athletes and their families the chance to explore the Science Center free of charge. Guests enjoyed the Laser Dome and Planetarium as they performed in an open-house format. We had a number of activity carts on our floor, including experiences like the engineering of sound and discovering dinosaurs. Guests also got to meet with local scientists that are featured at our Meet a Scientist events, build and launch rockets with Tinker Tank and experiment with virtual and augmented reality.
Our President and CEO, Will Daugherty, served on the Board of Directors of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Read about his involvement and personal commitment on KING 5.com and watch his interview here.
Will also had the privilege of presenting medals to Special Olympics athletes on the final day of the Games, July 6.