Imaginate Opens June 1

EXPAND YOUR MIND AND EXPLORE THIS SUMMER
Two new exhibits open June 1 at Pacific Science Center

SEATTLE, WA (May 9, 2013) – Have you ever dreamt of creating a new invention? Have you always been keen to know how things work? It’s the summer of exploration at Pacific Science Center and your chance to unleash your imagination at Imaginate, the innovative exhibition that pushes the limits of creativity, at Pacific Science Center June 1 – September 2. Find inspiration, feed your creativity and reflect on how imagination impacts your life and the world at Imaginate, the multi-activity exhibition that introduces the skills and process of innovation while challenging guests to think outside the box.

Dream Big, Expect the Unexpected, Collaborate or Compete, Try, Try and Try Again and Look to the World—these five guiding themes engage guests of all ages with numerous hands-on, interactive stations and work places, providing fun experiments in critical thinking and problem solving.

Create paper airplanes and test your aerial manufacturing skills by sending them through a series of targets. Or step on the scale to see what wingspan you’d need to take flight. Test properties of materials to see how nature has directly inspired many inventions. Step inside a room of sound and lights to orchestrate a musical masterpiece. Become the director of your own stop-motion animated film or invent something new by tinkering with traditional and non-traditional materials.

After your creative juices are flowing and your mind has wandered far beyond our arches, explore the outermost reaches of our world at NASA’s Destination: Station. Destination: Station immerses guests in the story of the International Space Station through multimedia demonstrations and activities. Step into the control center of the space station astronauts call home to discover the groundbreaking research and experiments taking place 24 hours a day, seven days week, 365 days a year and 240 miles above the Earth’s surface. The station is a safe testing ground for missions before they venture into deep space-- 240,000 miles away from earth. Learn how the station communicates with ground control and how the craft is vital to understanding the physiological effects on humans living in space.

As a part of our mission to inspire lifelong interest in science, math and technology, Pacific Science Center presents high quality exhibits such as Imaginate and Destination: Station to allow the community to engage in exciting scientific experiences. Both exhibits exemplify how science, innovation and problem solving are relevant to our lives and how guests of all ages can become citizen scientists in the community. 

Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010, Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. On October 22, 2012, Pacific Science Center celebrated 50 years of inspiring curiosity, creativity and critical thinking for people of all ages throughout Washington and around the world.

Entry to Imaginate and Destination: Station is included with the price of general admission, FREE for Pacific Science Center members. Children under three receive free admission. For more information, please call (206) 443-2001 or go to pacificsciencecenter.org. Pacific Science Center is committed to being accessible for all guests. For detailed information about our facility and services, please visit pacificsciencecenter.org.

Imaginate was developed by the Ontario Science Centre.

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