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

January 20: Out of this World
Do you enjoy looking up at the stars, perhaps wondering just how much is out there? Come visit us in January to study stars and constellations. Make your own telescope, enjoy an out of this world planetarium show and eat a space-inspired treat before going home.

February 17: Stretchy Science
Test your understanding of things that stretch! Explore different polymers to test how far they can be pulled apart or how high they can bounce. Experiment with the physics of rubber bands to race a car and make a musical instrument. Finish the evening by learning about edible polymers and make a stretchy candy to top your Liquid Nitrogen ice cream.

March 17: Green Eggs and Ham
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere! Join us for a night of Dr. Seuss read-alongs and science to share. Look at you! Look at you! Look at you NOW! It is fun to do science, but you have to know how. You’ll experiment, explore and observe even more, as you spend the evening around Pacific Science Center’s floor. You can try green eggs and ham; you can try them, Sam-I-am. So unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, no science is going to get done; it’s not.

April 21: Wild Weather
Learn how to predict wild weather coming your way by learning about some wild weather conditions. See a fire tornado and learn how climate change is affecting our weather.

May 19: Flower Power
Celebrate the season by learning about plants and flowers like a botanist. Dissect a flower to see what it looks like beyond their beautiful bloom and learn what they need to grow.

June 16: The Science of Stick
Duct tape is often regarded as one of the stickiest things out there, but is it really? Come find out just how strong duct tape is, then discover what can dissolve it! Test the strength of many things sticky. Enjoy a tasty treat and create your own art using adhesives to take home.


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