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.
February 26 – In the first lecture of our new series with NHL Seattle and the Oak View Group, we will explore the design of the new arena at Seattle Center and give you an insider presentation on the scope, depth and true impact of this massive and exciting undertaking in our community. Learn more
March 2 – How will climate change affect marine mammals in the arctic – and the indigenous communities who depend on them? Join UW’s Dr. Kristin Laidre for an illuminating discussion. Learn more
March 7 – Join Pacific Science Center and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason for an evening reception featuring a reading of The Body Lives its Undoing, a poetry and visual art reflection on autoimmune diseases and the impact it has on those living with them. Learn More
The Science of Sports & Entertainment Series
In partnership with NHL Seattle & the Oak View Group
Sports, entertainment and science are coming together in a way never before seen in Seattle. Join us as we launch a new series, bringing together three powerhouses of innovation: NHL Seattle, Oak View Group and Pacific Science Center. In the coming months, we’ll explore the surprising and inspiring role science plays in the world of sports and entertainment, from geometry’s impact on the way a hockey puck moves across the ice and into the net, to the way physics shapes the path sounds take from the stage to the listener’s ear during a concert.
Global Health and Development Series
In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington Global Health Alliance
On the second Tuesday of every month, this series features a 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 this 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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02mar5:30 pm9:00 pmClimate Change: Impacts on Arctic Ecosystems & Indigenous CommunitiesHow will climate change affect marine mammals in the arctic – and the indigenous communities who depend on them? Join UW's Dr. Kristin Laidre for an illuminating discussion.5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
07mar7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Art of HealingJoin Pacific Science Center and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason for an evening reception featuring a reading of The Body Lives its Undoing, a poetry and visual art reflection on autoimmune diseases and the impact it has on those living with them.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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