Exhibits & Programs

Special Events Weekends

Life Sciences Research Weekend | Nov. 6-8, 2015

The ninth annual Life Sciences Research Weekend presents three days of live demonstrations, interactive exhibits and talks for school children, families and citizen scientists interested in learning more about the exciting world of life sciences and the key role research plays in our daily lives. Learn more

Model Railroad Weekend | Jan. 16-18, 2016

A Northwest family tradition, the Annual Model Railroad Show, now in its 42nd year, is one of our most popular events. Discover the history of Pacific Northwest Railway museums, explore dozens of model railroad displays and more. Learn more

Polar Science Weekend | March 4-6, 2016

Investigate a real ice core from Greenland, survey microbes from the coldest parts of the world, compare an arctic ice camp with a research tent used in the Antarctic, take the salinity taste test and join a spectacular smashing ice demonstration as you meet and talk to polar researchers. Learn more

Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend | May 6-8, 2016

Huskies of all ages are invited to join University of Washington scientists and researchers for fun, interactive activities and exhibits at Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend. Discover the boundless research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard. Learn more

BubbleFest | Aug. 2016

Pacific Science Center’s summertime tradition returns summer 2016. Experience bubbles that float, bubbles that fly, frozen bubbles and bubbles that even burst into flames in our Physics of Bubbles Live Science Show. You’ve never seen bubbles like this. Test out your bubble-blowing skills as you blow the most amazing bubbles ever. Learn more

Tricks, Treats & Science Feats | Oct. 2016

Join us on for a ghastly gathering that is Tricks, Treats & Science Feats when our biggest and best family Halloween celebration returns to in October. Walk the haunted halls of the Science Center and experience bloodcurdling, spooky science fun with the whole family. Learn more