Events & Programs

Parents’ Night Out

Each month offer parents the opportunity to spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibits, hands-on activities, and a live science, planetarium or laser light show. Your child will enjoy a light snack upon arrival and a science-themed treat later in the evening. Participants will be supervised in age groups by our outstanding and experienced staff all evening.


  • Grades: K-5
  • Drop-Off: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Pick-Up: 10-11 p.m.
  • Cost: $45, or $35 for Members

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. We reserve the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient and will contact registrant for a full refund. We will notify registrant at least 48 hours prior to the event start time.

Registration for each session closes on the Thursday before the program date at 11:59 p.m.

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Parents’ Night Out in 2019

April 20: To the Moon!
Tranquility Base, PacSci here. Learn about the Apollo missions as we get ready to step into the shoes of astronauts and scientists as we design rockets, simulate the moon’s regolith (surface), and try our hands at repairing instruments on the fly using duct tape! End the night with a treat that’s almost as cold as the empty void of space.

May 11: Molecular Mayhem
Join us for an evening of mayhem as we learn about the molecular world. From atoms to molecules, we will learn how they move and how that affects our bigger world. Bounce around exhibits before ending the nights with a treat made by our favorite molecules – liquid nitrogen.

June 15: Slithering Serpents
Slither into the science of snakes, as you explore movement, anatomy and what serpentine life is like. Debunk the common myths and confront fears that surround these legless creatures. Meet one of our PacSci resident snakes and learn about the local species in our communities.