Igniter Members

Family at the Tide Pool

Thanks for being a PacSci Igniter! You’re an essential investor in our mission and your gift helps expand access to science across Washington.


guests visited PacSci, including 20K Access Members


students got curious with PacSci’s Science on Wheels, field trips, and Digital Discovery Workshops


camp scholarships for Camps for Curious Minds 2023 attendees

Become an Igniter

Your gift of $500+ will ignite curiosity in future scientists and our next generation of critical thinkers. Thank you for your generosity!


Membership BenefitsIgniters: $500–$10,000+
Unlimited free admission to PacSci’s permanent exhibitsIncluded for up to 2 adults and 6 youth in the same household plus 2 named caregivers (nannies, grandparents, etc.)
Discount on general admission for guests50%
Discount on IMAX feature tickets35%
Discount on IMAX documentary tickets and evening laser show tickets50%
Discount on theater concessions30%
Early access to summer camp registrationYes
Discount on summer camps$30 per registration
Discount on Venue Experiences rentals
(Limit one use within membership period, 200 guests max. Does not include catering, IMAX films, holidays. Subject to availability)
ASTC Passport Program – reciprocal admission to more than 350 science centers worldwideYes
PacSci confirms that 100% of the complimentary Igniters membership is tax deductible. All benefits offered are “incidental.” If you are concerned about the tax deductibility of your gift, you can waive benefits when they are offered. As always, please consult with your financial advisor about the tax deductibility of your donation.
Igniter Member Events & RecognitionIgniters:
Invitations to exclusive Igniter receptions and exhibits openings4 per year4 per year
Invitation to IMAX® Documentary Film Premiers and Science and a Movie events
(2-4 per year) 
Recognition in PacSci’s Annual Report and campus donor listingsxx
Invitation to VIP lunch with the President & CEOx
Complimentary VIP Ticket Upgrade for After Hours events
(limit 2 per event)
One free Family Membership to gift to another family or to the charity of your choicex
My support of PacSci is not only to give everyone a happy place to slow down … but also to interest youngsters to investigate the natural world around them. Even better if that experience leads them into interesting and rewarding STEM careers later in life. Don C., PacSci Igniter

Upcoming Events

Little girl at the Salt Water Tide Pool and a woman in a river looking at a sample.

PacSci Ignite Luncheon

Join us on May 14 to raise funds that will provide our critical thinkers of tomorrow with hands-on science experiences today.

The event is free. Guests will be invited to make a donation at our fundraiser. Suggested donation starting at $500.


What is PacSci’s Igniter Donor Society?

The PacSci Igniter Donor Society is a way to honor and recognize donors who give $500 or more each fiscal year as essential investors in our mission.

Are Igniters PacSci Members?

Yes! We express our appreciation with the above PacSci Igniter membership benefits as well as exclusive engagement opportunities that connect our Igniters to the heart of PacSci.

How do I access my PacSci Igniter membership benefits online? What if I’m not seeing my PacSci membership in my online account?

To make a reservation or ticket purchase using your PacSci membership benefits ahead of your visit, you will need to login to your online account. Please be sure to use the email address we have associated with your membership account when creating or logging in online. If you receive a message that you already have an account associated with your email address but you are not able to access that account, click the “Retrieve Password” link below to trigger a password reset email.

If you are logged in to your online account, but do not see your membership information reflected there, you may have either purchased your membership through the guest checkout path or we have a duplicate account with your email address. Please email Membership to resolve this issue.

Who can I contact if I have questions about my most recent gift to PacSci or need a reprinted gift acknowledgement?

PacSci’s Development Team would be happy to assist you with this request. Contact Development Team.


Paul ChioccoVice President of Development
(206) 443-2842
Aubrey BealsDirector of Individual Giving
(206) 443-4624
Johaina CrabtreeIndividual Giving Officer