Exhibits & Programs

Parents' Night Out, kids-only evenings of fun and discovery.


Parents’ Night Out

Pacific Science Center offers monthly Parents’ Night Out events all year round. 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.

August 15: The Nose Knows

Did you know that the human nose has millions of cells that are used for detecting smells? Put your smeller to the test in this evening of scented science! After a mystery scent challenge, create your own scratch-n-sniff paints and scented candles. Check out a private laser show and take a whiff of a vanilla liquid nitrogen treat.

September 19: Egg-cellent Adventure

Are you ready for an egg-stra special evening of egg-speriments? Crack out of your shell and conquer physics challenges that are all about eggs! Test the strength of an egg, cross the finish line in team egg races, and engineer a method to keep your egg safe when it falls from a height of 10 feet or more. Enjoy an egg-citing live science stage show and a creamy liquid nitrogen treat that’s egg-sactly what you’ve been waiting for?

Program Details
  • Grades: K-5
  • Drop-off: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Pick-up: 10 – 11 p.m.
  • Cost: $45 per child, or $35 for Pacific Science Center Members

Transfer/Cancellation Policy: There is a $10 processing fee per child for transfers to another Parents’ Night Out date. There are no refunds.

You will need to fill out a one-time medical liability form that is valid for all Parents’ Night Out events through December 2015. Have the following available when you register:

  • Emergency contact name and phone
  • Child’s insurance information
  • Child’s medications/dosages/prescribing physician’s name