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.
Opens February 17, 2017 Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world's tallest building to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia,...read more
Opens March 10, 2017 Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events in modern times, telling the story of ancient China, the first Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Journey to the beginnings of this mighty...read more
Butterfly Legs Everyone knows that insects have six legs but it is not uncommon to observe some butterflies with apparently only four legs. What's going on here? Most of the butterflies we feature in our Tropical Butterfly House belong to a large and diverse group...read more
The recent addition of a California sea cucumber (Parastichopus californicus) to Pacific Science Center's Puget Sound Salt Water Tide Pool compelled Living Exhibits Manager Sarah Moore to compose a poem for the Science Education staff. The poem is reprinted below. For...read more
Senior Scientist at Planetary Science Institute Set to Speak on January 11, 2017 SEATTLE, WA– (December 20, 2016) – Dr. David Grinspoon, Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, advisor to NASA, and former Library of Congress Chair of Astrobiology will...read more
The emerging window in our Tropical Butterfly House is chock-full of pupae this week just in time for the holidays. Now is a good time to visit and spot your favorite butterfly species or fall in love with a new one. Bring your family, bring your camera, and join the...read more