Events & Programs


Science in the City

Join us for an evening program that celebrates the latest in scientific research and technological innovation.

Science in the City invites experts from local organizations to discuss timely topics in science and technology and how they affect our community. Each event features a presentation designed for general audiences followed by a discussion. Some events include exciting extras such as IMAX® documentary showings, planetarium demonstrations, or even hands-on activities to further explore the evening’s topic.

Harnessing AI to Fight Global Poverty

July 24 – Discuss the developments in machine learning and how these advancements provide solutions to underserved communities. Learn More

Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Aug 1 – The Disney family favorite, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, is being paired with a talk about shrink rays by UW research scientist Rae Eaton at Central Cinema for the next Science and a MovieBuy Tickets

Cannabis' Evolving Role in Modern Medicine

Aug 7 – Cannabis has played a controversial role in medical discord for more than 70 years. Dr. Ethan Russo will lead a discussion on the benefits and side effects of this natural substance. Learn More


Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover at Science In The City:

Science in the City presents the Global Health and Development lecture series: On the second Tuesday of every month, the Global Health and Development lecture features a presentation by a scientist or researcher who is working on scalable solutions to address global health problems. All Global Health and Development lectures are free and have drinks available for purchase. Our key partners in the series are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington Global Health Alliance.

Currently scheduled events are listed below. Make sure to check back frequently for newly listed events. Subscribe to our email list at the bottom of this page to receive monthly event announcements and updates.

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Upcoming Events

july 2018

24jul7:00 pm9:00 pmHarnessing AI To Fight Global PovertyDiscuss the developments in machine learning and how these advancements provide solutions to underserved communities.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

august 2018

01aug7:00 pm10:00 pmScience And A Movie: Honey I Shrunk The KidsJoin Pacific Science Center and Central Cinema as we show the Disney family favorite "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" paired with a talk by UW research scientist Rae Eaton.7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

07aug7:00 pm9:00 pmCannabis' Evolving Role In Modern Medicine7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

september 2018

11sep7:00 pm9:00 pmReducing HIV InfectionThe Global Health and Development lecture series presents Emilio Emini, Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation HIV Program as he discusses reducing HIV infection in Africa.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

october 2018

09oct7:00 pm9:00 pmTuberculosis TreatmentThe Global Health and Development lecture series presents Peter Small, Founding Director of Stony Brook University's Global Health Institute as he discusses tuberculosis.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

november 2018

13nov7:00 pm9:00 pmInnovative Problem SolvingThe Global Health and Development lecture series presents Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Founder & CEO of Panorama as she discusses innovative approaches needed to solve global issues.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

december 2018

11dec7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Global Nature of NursingThe Global Health and Development lecture series presents Azita Emami, Dean of the UW's College of Nursing as she discusses the importance of educating nurses in a wide variety of cultures.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Science in the City is made possible with generous support from: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Intellectual Ventures, and the Southern Imagination Foundation. Additional support comes from more than 1,500 donors to the Science Center’s 2016/17 Annual Fund. Click here to learn more about ways you can support Science in the City and Pacific Science Center.

Speakers and topics subject to change without notice. 

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