© Pacific Science Center Museum Seattle
The Pacific Science Center is a towering site and resembles a standing water fountain that refuses to fall from its stagnant position. At night, the precast slabs light up as the arches illuminate with colors that light from purple to green. It was before it’s time, and during the 1960’s many of the exhibits were entwined with the internationally known ‘World Fair.’ The ‘Illusion ramp’ was a popular exhibition (1990’s) and the ‘Spacerium’ was an attempt to take you through space. They showed films like ‘Apollo 8’ (NASA) and geared a science program at young school children. The center was making its mark.
The Pacific Science Center, like most other museums, prioritizes the children highly and offer several programs that work for the schoolchildren. It is a non-profit organization. It has been through donations from visitors and backers of the museum that keeps the experience going.
The Pacific Science Center offers camps based in Seattle, Mountlake, Shoreline, Bellevue, Redmond and Medina that use the ‘Summer Camp’ rating. The curious young minds that wish to begin their scientific journey can find their place here. There are plenty more on offer for the teenage minds that wander through their doors wanting to participate in some other type of program. The program system set up for the teenagers almost works like a leverage; gaining a rapport with the growing minds that wish to hop on board and gain some life experience. The organization offers the voluntary experience (Discovery Corps) to be around 100 hours of service, then, the chance to work for the museum is probable. It hands them the exposure to other skills such as, Math’s, Technology and obviously, Science. It is a funded program via multiple donations that has been received highly by the museum. The field trip and home school opportunities are also developed solely to engage the children with science.
The museum’s inclusion of the community is like a portal to those who wish to connect with them. The ‘Science on Wheels’ works like an event plan that connect people through workshops, planetariums, exhibit sets and math’s shows, while the ‘Portal to The Public Network’ works as an online community to gather people around who wish to discuss ‘Science’ with their local scientist. It’s the connectivity method that has connected thousands of people online; emailing and keeping them up-to-date with the science that they so rightly love. The ‘Science Uncorked’ is like the fine wine to a scientific mind. The program is aimed at 21+ and it mixes the love of science and unlimited wine tasting into one.
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