Exhibits & Programs

Parents’ Night Out

Pacific Science Center offers monthly Parents’ Night Out events all year round for kids in grades K-5. 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. When you come back for pick-up, be prepared for enthusiastic stories about the evening’s activities. For questions, call (206) 443-2925.
First time participants must complete a Medical and Liability form to ensure our records are up to date. You only have to fill out this form once per child per year. For future Parent’s Night Out events, select the “Already Registered?” link on the registration page and enter the confirmation number from your last registration confirmation email. Transfers & Cancellations: There is a $10 fee per child for transfers to another date. There are no refunds.

Feb 13 (Night Out): Marshmallow Mania

Welcome to an evening filled with marvelous marshmallows! Perform scientific experiments on marshmallows and peeps to understand how they compare to each other using a variety of experimental liquids. Engineer tasty, toppling marshmallow towers and create your own marshmallow masterpiece to take home. Watch a show in our Laser Dome and end the evening with liquid nitrogen ice cream… topped with marshmallows, of course!

  • 5:30 – 11 p.m.
  • $45, or $35 for Members

March 11 Day Out at Mercer Slough: Bird Bonanza!

No school for Bellevue & Lake Washington School Districts (Professional Development Day)

Tweet! Quack! Hoot! Today is for the birds. Follow our feathered friends as they finish their spring migrations and build new nests in the wetland. Try to flap your wings like a hummingbird, hear like an owl and see like a hawk. Investigate why certain birds eat the foods that they do and make a bird feeder to take home. Fly though the day and then enjoy a sweet treat that’s better than birdseed or worms!

  • 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • $75, or $65 for Members

March 19 (Night Out): Magnets: Opposites Attract

Did you know cereal is magnetic? Discover the science behind magnets and learn what makes them so attractive. Create your own magnetic slime to take home and experiment with some of the worlds most powerful magnets. Watch a Live Science Show and top off the night with a frozen, liquid nitrogen-cooled dessert!

  • 5:30 – 11 p.m.
  • $45, or $35 for Members