Exhibits & Programs

Parents’ Night Out

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.


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

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

For all events beginning in October 2016, participants must register for a new account and complete a new medical form to ensure that 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.

Upcoming Events

July 8: It’s Electron!
Join us for a subatomic night at Pacific Science Center as we explore electrons – what they are and how they work. We will enjoy a hair-raising Van de Graaff machine demonstration, make “atomic glow” gak and tease your brains with plexors. We’ll see a planetarium show and end the night with delicious liquid nitrogen coconut milk ice cream.

August 19: Dry as a Desert
Cactus, lizards and sand, oh my! Let’s take a trip to a scorching environment and discover what kind of creatures call it home.