Science On Wheels

Science Is Everywhere. So Are We!

Let us bring Pacific Science Center to you! Science On Wheels travels across the Pacific Northwest with interactive workshops, live stage shows and portable exhibit sets that build excitement for science, math, engineering and more. Programs are designed to support current science standards, and range in length from 40 minutes up to a full day of fun and learning.

Science On Wheels for your...

School  located in King, Snohomish or Pierce counties 

Inspire your students with exciting programs that will enhance your current science and math curricula. Pacific Science Center offers full-day combination packages, partial-day and individual programs, as well as after-school enrichment.

Full Day Combination Programs

Partial Day Programs

Science After School Programs 

School  located outside of King, Snohomish or Pierce counties

Bring the interactive, fun and educational experience of a Science On Wheels visit to your school. A full day experience creates an exciting atmosphere throughout your school, sparking interest and enthusiasm for learning about science for students of all ages.

Full Day Programs

Our full day program packages include 2-3 program components designed to enhance your students' learning around one science theme for a memorable full day school event.


Branches of any size can expand their programming options to bring the excitement of science, math and engineering to their library community. These offerings are designed to enhance your library's summer reading programs.

Schedule individual programs or combine them to create a larger event or series. For a list of our offerings that match summer reading themes, call (206) 443-2925 or view:

Summer 2015 Program Guide: Superhero Science!pdf

For additional programs available for your library throughout the entire year, explore our complete list of offerings.

To schedule your Science On Wheels library visit, call (206) 443-2925 or email

Early Learners

Introduce your preschool and early learners ages 4 and older to the fun and adventure of math and science. Programs can take place during the school day or at weekend and evening family events.

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SENSE-ational Science Show

Explore your fabulous five senses! Put your taste buds to the test, make "scents" of mysterious odors, open your eyes to illusions, and more!

Cost: $400 for one 40-minute show; $250 for each additional show at the same location within 90 minutes of the previous show.

Storybook Science Programs

Science springs from storybooks as we start class with a story and then delve deeper into the topic with hands-on activities and experiments. Use microscopes to investigate the miniature world of insects, compare your teeth to the fangs of a grizzly bear and other animals, create a boat that floats and more.

Incredible Insects: Read a fun book about a girl who loves insects. Meet some real cockroaches and use microscopes and magnifiers to discover the difference between insects and other animals.

Tooth Sleuth: Hear a hysterical tale about rotten teeth! Investigate your own teeth, compare them to the teeth of animals and check out some of the grossest rotten teeth from real mouths.

Making Music: Read about a boy who loves to play the trumpet, and then experiment with sound waves and discover fascinating percussion instruments you can play.

Creating Color: Listen to a story about warthogs discovering color. Explore primary and secondary colors, learn about the color wheel, and do some color experiments of your own!

Boats Afloat: What makes a boat float? How do weight, size and shape affect buoyancy? Test the buoyancy of several objects and then put your creativity to work as you design and build your own ship out of clay. On to sea trials...will your boat float? Now can you rebuild your boat to make it carry cargo?


Cost: $400 for up to 3 workshops; $110 for each additional workshop


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Community Event

Bring the excitement of Pacific Science Center to your community for summer, evening and weekend events. Science On Wheels offers a variety of hands-on exhibit sets, workshops and live science shows for summer and after-school camps, clubs, scout groups and more!

Is your community event located...

In King, Pierce or Snohomish counties? Explore program offerings.

Outside of King, Pierce or Snohomish counties? Explore program offerings.

Fair or Festival Event

Enhance your fairs, festivals and other events with Pacific Science Center's science, math and engineering exhibit sets and science shows! Programs for fairs and festivals can be booked individually or combined for a more wide-ranging experience. Programs other than those listed below may be available, including workshops, booth activities and more. Please call (206) 443-2925 for more information.

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Science Shows

40 minute live science shows present scientific content and methods in a compelling and fun presentation. Audience participation and giant props make science pop with excitement. Requirements: Use of PA system.

Choose from the following shows:

How do we use math in our everyday lives? What would happen if we decided not to use math? How can math be used to help create a colorful chemical reaction? Explore the many ways we use numbers, shapes, probability and measurement every day and how we would be lost without them. This interactive show uses volunteers, games and a thrilling chemical reaction to demonstrate that math truly is a blast.

Super Cool Science Show
Discover what happens when things get super cool with liquid nitrogen! Watch as gases become liquids, liquids become solids and matter fizzes, freezes and flies.

Radical Reactions
Chemistry explodes onto the scene with radical reactions, where flames ignite in blue and green and rainbows exist in glass tubes.

Volts and Jolts
Electricity is illuminated in a series of shocking experiments! Explore the properties of electricity with our hair-raising Van de Graaff Generator and Tesla Coil.

SENSE-ational Science
Explore your fabulous five senses! Put your taste buds to the test, make "scents" of mysterious odors, open your eyes to illusions and more! Geared toward PreK-2.

Exhibit Sets

Transform any large room into a science center! These hands-on science exhibit sets are designed to be an engaging "science playground" for all participants. Choose from the following topics:

  • Agricultural Science*
  • Astronomy
  • Engineering*
  • Geology*
  • Math
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Physiology/Anatomy

*Exhibits available in English and Spanish


  • 25' x 25' covered area
  • 10-12 large tables
  • Access to electricity for most exhibit sets

Questions? Review our FAQs

Not sure what you're looking for? Programs can be adapted to fit your needs. Call (206) 443-2925 or email to speak to our registration team.

TDD: (206) 443-2887