PacSci Perspectives


Welcome to PacSci Perspectives – News From Pacific Science Center. This is Pacific Science Center’s home for news from under the arches and beyond. Find stories and ideas featuring our exhibits, IMAX theaters, events and programs that bring science to life and ignite curiosity in people of all ages. Find posts from our Wellbody Blog, an extension of Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Heatlh & Wellness, as well as our PacSci Life Blog, that follows all the happenings from our axolotls to our naked mole rats.

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Fresh Sheet – January 21, 2017

Here’s what’s new this week at Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House. Greta oto’s scaleless wings don’t hinder these butterflies from migrating up to 12 miles a day. See them up close in our Tropical Butterfly House.

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Fresh Sheet – January 14, 2017

We have 25 examples of our Featured Butterfly this week, Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock) along with 275 other new specimens now emerging at Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House.

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Naked Mole Rats Go Nationwide

Pacific Science Center sent 11 of our naked mole rats to Liberty Science Center in New Jersey to help set up a new colony there. Learn how this nationwide move was handled and how our little friends are doing on the other side of the country.

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Fresh Sheet – January 7, 2017

The first pupae shipment of 2017 brings us many different species from the swallowtail family, Papilionidae. Swallowtails include members of Graphium, Papilio, Parides, and Troides genera. The next time you visit our Tropical Butterfly House, observe swallowtail...

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Play, It’s Important For Everyone

Play is something generally defined pure recreation, and not serious or particularly beneficial (especially for adults). Meet Dr. George Demiris, whose work explores the benefits of play in senior citizens, particularly those experiencing isolation. He sat down with...

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A Year In IMAX

2016 was the year for IMAX—from Hollywood director Terrance Malik's ground-breaking Voyage of Time to the return of space-favorites like Hubble 3D. As 2016 comes to a close, let's take a look at the year's best. Best Undersea: Secret Ocean Secret Ocean is as...

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