ARCTIC ICE CAMP (all days)
Visit the hut, check out the equipment and try on the clothing!
ARCTIC SEALS AND DISAPPEARING ICE (Fri, Sat and Sun)
Assemble a map puzzle and add your favorite Arctic animals. Solve the mystery of why ice is disappearing and offer solutions that you can implement.
THE INFLUENCE OF POLAR SEAS ON THE GLOBAL OCEAN (Thurs and Sat)
Challenge your understanding of the deep oceans by exploring how temperature and salt influence ocean circulation.
MICROBES RULE! (Thursday only)
Nitrogen is an important part of our planet, especially in the ocean. Explore the nitrogen cycle in the Bering Sea.
POINT DEFIANCE ZOO AND AQUARIUM (Fri& Sat only)
Learn how polar bears are impacted by global warming and what you can do to help protect these incredible animals. Check out a polar bear skull and pelt.
SLED PULL (all days)
Put on the harness and pull the sled, just like polar explorers used to do.
SNOWBALL MATH (Thursday only)
Find numbers and symbols among the snowballs to make a true equation!
SOUNDS OF THE ARCTIC (Fri, Sat and Sun)
Listen to the sounds of whales and seals in the Arctic.
STINKY, SLIMY FISH STOMACHS (Friday only)
Look inside a fish stomach.
U.S. COAST GUARD (all days)
Learn about life on an icebreaker. Try on a survival suit.
WHERE IS THE POLAR FRONT? (Sunday only)
Use a research ship or satellites to map the water temperature of the Southern Ocean.
BELOW FREEZING: LOOKING FOR MICROBES IN THE COLDEST PLACES (Sat and Sun)
Discover what astrobiology is, and what it has to do with ice.
DENSITY OF SEAWATER (Thurs and Fri)
Experiment with water balloons and find out what water density means.
DUST ON ANTARCTICA (Sat and Sun)
Try making your own dust pattern spray across Antarctica.
EXPEDITIONARY ART (Fri, Sat and Sun)
See paintings of the Polar Regions and talk to the artist, Maria Coryell-Martin, who went there and painted them.
GLACIER FLOW (all days)
Watch glaciers made out of silly putty ooze down a slope and find out what makes them so important in the world’s climate.
GREENLAND ICE CORE (all days)
See a real core of ice from the Greenland ice sheet. Learn how scientist use ice cores to study Greenland and climate change.
INFRARED LIGHT- TAKING THE TEMPERATURE OF EARTH, MARS AND THE MOON (Fri and Sat)
Use a thermal camera to explore the surface of Mars and the moon.
LIVING WITH PENGUINS- OUR FASCINATION AND OUR IMPACT (all days)
Meet penguin researchers and learn how to census and measure penguins.
MOVING SEA ICE (Thurs, Fri, and Sat)
Discover the relationship between sea ice and climate.
NARWHAL MYSTERIES! (Fri, Sat and Sun)
Learn about narwhals- play an interactive game and collect your own data to solve the mystery!
OCEAN WATCHDOGS (all days)
Learn how scientists retrieve a 13,000 foot long string of scientific instruments anchored to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.
POLAR SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY (all days)
Find out what a ULS and a CTD are. Check out a buoy that’s deployed on the sea ice and watch how it drifts across the Arctic. Meet the underwater robot Seaglider.
SALINITY TASTE TEST (all days)
Can you taste the difference between the Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans? Your tongue is an amazing salinometer.
SEA ICE THICKNESS FROM SPACE (Thurs, Fri and Sat)
See how a laser on a satellite high above the Earth measures the thickness of floating sea ice.
SEA ICE VS. FRESHWATER ICE (all days)
Feel the difference between salty ice and fresh ice. Watch what happens when colored dye is dropped on the ice.
SEA ICE THICKNESS: MAKING SENSE OF THE CHAOS (all days)
Some sea ice is very thin and some is very thick. Find out why as you collect and measure your own samples.
SEEING WITH SOUND (Thurs & Fri)
Find out how NOAA creates new maps of the ocean floor and finds fish deep in the water.
Get your passport stamped when you explore Polar Science Weekend activities and answer the questions. Passports are available when you enter Pacific Science Center.
Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure tells the dramatic tale of explorer Sir Shackleton’s ill fated 1914-1916 expedition to Antarctica, which has become a testament to heroism and human endurance.
To the Arctic takes audiences on a never before experienced journey ito the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven month old cubs as they navigate the changing arctic wilderness they call home.
EXPLORING EARTH’S POLAR REGIONS THROUGH SCIENCE ON A SPHERE
(Thurs and Fri @ 12:15pm; Sat and Sun @ 12:15pm and 3:15pm)
Introduction to the Arctic and Antarctic in a six foot diameter sphere- sea ice, ice sheets, temperature and more.
BUILD AND IGLOO
Grab your friends and build your own igloo.
INVESTIGATING ARCTIC ICE MELT
Discover what local scientists are learning about climate change and the Arctic sea ice through images, video, objects and hands-on activities.
MAKE AN ORIGAMI PENGUIN
Fold your favorite Antarctic animal.
POLAR BEAR PAWS
Experience ice waters like a polar bear, with polar paws.
SKY TONIGHT- FOCUS ON THE POLES
(Thurs & Fri @ 3:30pm and Sat & Sun 12pm and 4:30pm)
Visit tonight’s sky in Seattle, at the North Pole and the South Pole.
Demonstrations and Presentations
Building 1, Live Science Stage
|11:00 AM||Keep it Cool for Polar Bears||Climate Reality for Families|
All About Adelie Penguins
Arctic Marine Mammals
|4:00 PM||Arctic Marine Mammals||Climate Reality for Families|