PacSci Perspectives is where you can discover stories from Pacific Science Center. Learn about what’s happening under the arches and beyond.
Warm, dry weather causes humans to seek more water. Same for butterflies and other insects. We have advice for those who want to help our tiny friends.read more
This week, we continue to explore the pupal life stage of a butterfly with a discussion of pupa anatomy and what to look for in our emerging window.read more
Our What Is Reality project enters new realms this summer as we add two exciting immersive reality experiences. Young and old alike will be amazed.read more
Pacific Science Center was honored to support the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games and host over 600 Special Olympics athletes and their families on July 3.read more
This week’s list of new arrivals at our Tropical Butterfly House includes information on when new butterflies emerge and why some pupae wiggle.read more
This time we team up with Pacific Science Center’s Tinker Tank to build a simple milk carton boat as preparation for this year’s Milk Carton Derby.read more
Are you a pet person or thinking of becoming a pet person? Then make plans to attend an upcoming Science in the City event at Pacific Science Center.read more
New research confirms something your grandmother pestered you about years ago: the importance of proper handwashing. Professor Wellbody can show you how.read more
https://youtu.be/-Ld8krGduY8 Wiggling Pupae This week's pupae shipment from Suriname is already unpacked, pinned and hanging in the emerging window. When Animal Care staff were unpacking this shipment, we noticed a larger than normal amount of "wigglers", or...read more
Our latest science word puzzle takes you far out in our solar system for a fascinating discovery. Can you solve the “Pluto Puzzle” edition of PacSci-Doku?read more
Learn about the signature cocktails being served at Theory 2018, summer’s hottest party in Seattle. Join us July 27 for a special party with a purpose.read more
Our latest shipment of pupae includes one of the fastest species we have and a great example of sexual dimorphism with The Cruiser.read more
A new documentary, The Trolley just had its world premiere at PacSci and already is getting people to talk about one of today’s most important issues.read more
Scientists used 2,300-year-old technology to develop a new laser beam that can move particles in specific directions. Whoa! A beam of light that can move things.read more
Our newest program at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue has a less than exciting name, but the program itself is awesome…and it’s FREE!read more
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.
In this week's shipment, we have a nice crop of the Julia Longwing butterfly, one that seems to have gotten its common name from a typo. Sometimes we may see this butterfly listed by the Latin name Dryas julia, but actually its name is Dryas iulia. The "I" and "J"...
We have Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth) cocoons in this week's pupae shipment from Malaysia. These large, beautiful moths can be quite easy to find resting on a tree branch during the day and they always delight our guests.Have you ever wondered why they're called "Atlas...
This New Year’s Eve we invite you to Spectra: NYE 2019, the sure way to kick off 2019. Read on for our top five reasons not to miss out.
Attention space exploration fans. Mark your calendar for Monday, November 26 as we pull out all the stops to celebrate humankind's next step....out there. Learn all about it in this quick PacSci Podcast then make plans to join us for a day of curiosity and rocket...
Our beloved boa constrictor Esteban has died after years of failing health. He made a lasting impression on tens of thousands of our guests and our staff as well.