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. For questions, call (206) 443-2925.

Program Details

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

Transfers & Cancellations: There is a $10 fee per child for transfers to another date. There are no refunds.

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.

August 20 – H2Oceans

Be ready to get wet as we dive into the substance that covers 71% of the Earth’s surface, our oceans! Take a look at some planktonic creatures before you craft your own and see how well it floats. Explore a few chemical aspects of our ocean waters and see how well you would do eating as a barnacle does. Dry off the salt water and end the night with a Science on a Sphere show and a fruity frozen treat.

September 17 – DNA: What Are You Made Of?

One part intelligence and two parts curiosity are necessities for any scientist, especially when DNA is involved. Use common kitchen ingredients to extract your very own DNA and take a test tube of your genes home! Become a genealogist while experimenting with your taste buds and then use those taste buds to enjoy strawberry-flavored liquid nitrogen ice cream. Complete the night with a laser show in our very own laser dome.