Igniting Curiosity in All of Us

Thanks to our PacSci Igniters, PacSci brought science to life for students, families, and curious community members this year.

Together, we filled the past year with discovery and exploration for learners of all ages under the arches and across Washington.

2023 Year in Review

Woman at the Tinker Tank Lego Belt

PacSci’s 60th year has been one of renewal as we evolve the on-campus experience for guests, led by our Guiding Principle to enable access for all.

Thousands of guests ignited their curiosity at classic PacSci exhibits like the Tropical Butterfly House, as well as four new and enhanced experiences: Adventures in Sound, Tropical Odyssey, Water’s Extreme Journey, and our expanding Tinker Tank makerspace.


Guests visited PacSci in the past year


were Access Members — 26% of our member community

Curiosity online, in the classroom, & Across Washington state

Science on Wheels educator working with kids on a plastic skeleton

Our donor community helped us offer educational programs at low- or no-cost to low-income schools, which comprised 60% of our partner schools this year.

And the impact of our work was noticed by leaders across the state. Amazon Future Engineer has been a key partner in getting PacSci back in schools and continues to lead with their support as PacSci expands programming.

The State of Washington has made a $1.5M investment in PacSci’s public education programs in the next biennium—a big step toward our goal to serve every low-income K–8 school in Washington with interactive STEM programs for free each year.


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


from low-income schools across Washington

I felt it was very inclusive. Our school greatly appreciated having the PacSci program come to our school because the cost of field trips is very expensive, and our school is almost 2 hours from Seattle. 5th Grade Teacher

Camps for Curious Minds

Two campers wearing lime green shirts look at a snake

Thanks to donor support, we expanded our camps to a sixth location in the Othello neighborhood in South East Seattle.

From launching rockets, to engineering duct tape boats, to coding animal creations to life, PacSci’s Camps for Curious Minds got even bigger and better this summer.


Campers attended


Camp Scholarships to curious minds

My grandson had a great time. He is very excited to attend his next one! The scholarship program is awesome. He wouldn’t be able to attend otherwise. Staff were friendly and helpful. Family member of a camp scholarship recipient

Past Reports