The Memory Project

What did you do yesterday? What do you remember from last year? What memories guide your decisions and actions today?

Our memories are both fragile and robust. Some, we hold for just a short time. Others, we save. As time passes, we take them back out, polish and embellish them, reframe them against our current experiences and save them again in altered form.

How do we remember? Why do we forget? Learn all about the science of memory at our upcoming exhibit, opening September 2014.

In the meantime, share some of your memories with us! Send photos and videos to us at If your photos or video is selected to appear in our exhibition, you will win a family membership to Pacific Science Center.

General Participation Rules

By submitting my photo/video as a part of The Memory Project I authorize Pacific Science Center to make use of my (or my child’s) appearance for pictures or programs in connection with Pacific Science Center including but not limited to exhibit content and any and all media in the promotion and marketing of Pacific Science Center.

Eligibility: Participation is open to anyone in the United States. Pacific Science Center staff, volunteers and their immediate families are not eligible to win a family membership.

Entry Process: Participants can submit entries by emailing or sharing on Facebook or Instagram using #memoryscience. Entries will be accepted from July 24-August 22. Any entries that do not meet the criteria listed below will be disqualified. Limited to one entry per person.

Technical Requirements:

  • Each entry must include one of the following elements:
    • Photo
    • Video
  • Use of copyrighted material is prohibited


All entries are judged on:

  • Family friendly
  • Authenticity
  • Evocative of past moments

Pacific Science Center will determine the judges for the contest. Under no condition may participants contact the judges to dispute the status of any entry. All decisions of judges are final.

Prizes: Each grand prize winner will receive a family membership to Pacific Science Center. A winner will be notified within two weeks after entry deadline.