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.
- 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.
May 14 – Shake It Up
Power up your seismograph and prepare to be moved! Go on a kinetic journey with our Science On a Sphere to observe earthquakes occurring on our planet right now. Engineer your own earthquake-proof home that can withstand any magnitude and begin to understand the seismic energy of plate tectonics. End the night with a frozen, liquid nitrogen treat! This night is sure to cause a massive aftershock.
June 18 – Worms at Work
Wriggle your way to Parents’ Night Out and get ready to squirm with worms! Earthworms, night crawlers and even nematodes are a few types of worms we will learn about this evening. Handle LIVE worms and observe how worms use their senses to get around underground. Make a working worm-habitat to take home. Watch a laser show and end the night with a liquid nitrogen ice cream dirt cup.
July 9 – Explosive Experiments
Caution! Don’t try this at home! Put on your safety goggles and get ready for some explosive experiments! Watch as household items are frozen in liquid nitrogen and then smashed to pieces. Watch as our scientists blow your minds with a Live Science Show and take-home your very own science project to try with family and friends. Top off the night with liquid nitrogen ice cream that will really pop!
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.