Exhibits & Programs
Preschool Family Play Lab
Spend an afternoon at Pacific Science Center getting hands on with science!
At Preschool Family Play Lab, kids learn about science with their favorite person, you*. Play Lab gives you the tools to help you teach your child science. In each 1.5 hour class, you and your child will sing songs, experiment with different materials and learn together about a specific science theme in our designated Early Learning Classroom. Afterwards, explore exhibits with your child. An adult must be present with each child at all times. For more information, call (206) 269-5741.
*Any adult family members or close friends (i.e. parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, etc.) are welcome to accompany a child.
- Ages: 2.5 – 4
- Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
- Cost: $20, or $15 for Pacific Science Center Members
January 25: Ice Cold
Brrr. Bundle up! There is a cold front coming your way. Explore the three states of matter as you examine experiments with a substance so cold it can’t even be found on planet earth! Investigate with temperature to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary!
February 8: Flashlight Fun
Somebody turn off the lights! In this hands-on class a flashlight will be your guide to learning how light travels and when shadows appear. Experiment with opaque objects, water, and mirrors and take home your own stained glass window!
March 15: Sink or Float
What makes a boat float? Come explore in the Lab as you test what materials sink and float. Experiment with the densities of different liquids by creating your own density core! Then, participate in a boat building challenge and put your knowledge to the test!
April 26: Colorful Chemistry
Does your child love the colors of the rainbow? What happens when you mix colors using potassium iodide as a catalyst? Come teach your child how to make their favorite colors and practice your laboratory skills at the Lab.
May 17: Five Senses Party
You’re invited to a Five Senses Party! Come to the Lab for an afternoon exploring party fun using your scientist skills! We’ll use our five senses along the way to see, touch, hear, smell, and taste! Five Senses Party will include popcorn and a liquid nitrogen ice cream treat.