Program areas at Pacific Science Center
Exhibitspacific Science Center is Washington's leading institution for informal Science learning for people of all ages. Guests can wander among tropical butterflies, touch live marine animals, and explore space. Popular attractions include: living exhibits, Science on a sphere, tinker tank, tropical butterfly house, puget sound tide pool, dinosaurs, and professor wellbody's academy of health & wellness. Guests continued to experience what is reality, a collection of vr and ar experiences that allow our guests to immerse themselves in stories, and the hive - an incubator where we host local tech startups who interact with our guests. After the mandated covid-19 stay at home orders in wa, we took an agile approach to creating digital content through the creation of curiosity at home, a free resource of age-appropriate activities including diy, reading and video options across multiple stem topics.pacific Science Center has been a leader of informal stem education in Washington for more than 50 years. Covid-19 has interrupted traditional operations in march 2020, but not our commitment to serving the community. We responded rapidly to the mandated closure in march by mobilizing curiosity at home: free, interactive, and fun digital learning resources to ignite curiosity in and enthusiasm for stem learning.
Outreachscience on wheels: since 1973, Science on wheels has been reaching out to rural, small, and underserved communities that have limited access to stem education. Last year, we delivered hands-on Science education programming at more than 250 venues across Washington state and beyond, including many traditionally underserved communities. We prioritize service to the 300,000 title i students in Washington by offering reduced or free Science on wheels visits to low-income schools.
Theater and event operationspacific Science Center is home to seattle's ultimate imax experience, which offer our guests the opportunity to explore deep oceans, travel to the farthest reaches of our universe, go back in time to worlds undiscovered and immerse themselves in a cinematic experience like no other. Films come to life in our paccar and boeing imax theaters with giant screens, crystal clear images and 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Both theaters show 2d and 3d films that take advantage of our state-of-the-art imax 3d technology. Pacific Science Center's new laser dome operates with a brand-new laser system and is home to the most full-color lasers permanently installed in any laser dome in america. This new system uses nine rainbow fx laser projectors for laser shows that feature live and recorded music.