Events & Programs

Parents’ Night Out

Each month offer parents the opportunity to 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.


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

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. We reserve the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient and will contact registrant for a full refund. We will notify registrant at least 48 hours prior to the event start time.

Registration for each session closes on the Thursday before the program date at 11:59 p.m.

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Parents’ Night Out in 2019

July 20: Colossal Fossils
Join us on an excavation adventure where you are the paleontologist. Uncover clues from prehistoric Earth by investigating fossils and making your own casts and molds of early plants and animals. Roar and stomp your way to an educational IMAX movie and discover dinosaurs in PacSci’s exhibits. End your night by digging into chocolate liquid nitrogen ice cream.

August 17: Wandering Waters
What is life like underwater? Do you think you could survive the harrowing journey of a salmon upstream? Come find out at this Parent’s Night Out! Make a watercolor masterpiece, explore how water travels from land to sea, and experiment with adaptations that animals use to survive an aquatic life. Enjoy our signature sweet treat with an aquatic twist that’ll make your taste buds swim!

September 21: Rolling Along
Ready, set, go! Join us for an evening of engineering and creativity. Build a roller coaster and measure the speed of a car as it moves down a ramp. Experiment with weight, shape and aerodynamics while constructing your own wind-powered vehicle. Then, put your creations to the test!