Parents' Night Out

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Kids-Only Evenings of Fun and Discovery!

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Pacific Science Center offers Parents' Night Out events all year round. Spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibits, hands-on activities, and a live science, planetarium or laser light show.

Your child will enjoy a light snack upon arrival and a science-themed treat later in the evening. Participants will be supervised in age groups by our outstanding and experienced staff all evening. When you come back for pick-up, be prepared for enthusiastic stories about the evening's activities.

Upcoming Events

January 24: Roaming the Rainforest - THIS EVENT IS FULL.
Join us for a journey into the jungle where we’ll uncover the secrets of life in the rainforest. Design a terrarium that models the layers of plants in a rainforest ecosystem and discover amazing animal adaptations like the sticky feet of a tree frog. Experience a live science show and top off the evening with some tropical coconut liquid nitrogen ice cream.
February 14: Gummy Lab
Join us in the chemistry lab, where we’ll be investigating your favorite gummy snacks. From taste tests to stretch tests and size-changing experiments, you will become an expert gummy-ologist! Pair gummy creatures with a liquid nitrogen treat and enjoy a private laser show before you find the perfect formula for your own gummy creation to take home.
March 21: Volcanoes Rock!
Are you ready to blow your top? We’re gearing up to delve into the world of volcanoes to explore Earth’s eruptions. Experience oozing lava, see combustion in a live science show, and build your own model of an erupting volcano. Discover where Seattle lies on the Ring of Fire, and end the evening with a cool liquid nitrogen treat to beat the volcanic heat!
April 18: SOS: Saving Our Seas
There has been an oil spill in the ocean, and it’s up to you to save the day for birds, fish, and other marine wildlife! Examine what happens when oil contacts materials such as water, feathers, and fur, then discover which materials and solvents you can use to clean up the spill! Once you have found the solution to pollution, celebrate with a scoop of liquid nitrogen sorbet and a live science show.
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Program Details

  • Grades: K-5
  • Drop-off: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Pick-up: 10 - 11 p.m.
  • Cost: $40 per child, or $30 for Pacific Science Center Members
  • Transfer/Cancellation Policy: There is a $10 processing fee per child for transfers to another Parents' Night Out date. There are no refunds.

Online pre-registration is required for all Parents' Night Out events.

You will need to fill out a one-time medical liability form that is valid for all Parents' Night Out events through December 2014. Have the following available when you register:

  • Emergency contact name and phone
  • Child's insurance information
  • Child's medications/dosages/prescribing physician's name