Meet scientists, explore facilities in Seattle tour

  • Sun Jun 3rd, 2012 3:25pm
  • Life

The South Lake Union Science Trek, an open house tour in Seattle of several biotech and research organizations, is scheduled for Friday.

The event is for school-age children and adults to tour the facilities, try some hands-on lab experiments and talk to scientists at each location.

Groups will visit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, PATH, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle BioMed, Seattle Children’s Science Adventure Lab, University of Washington Medicine and even the Center for Wooden Boats.

The event is free and you can start at any of the locations in the south Lake Union area. Just pick up a passport and proceed. The Seattle streetcar is a convenient way to get to each place. Addresses may be found at the Science Trek website at

Tours and activities for elementary- and middle-school students are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. High school students and adults can take part from 1 to 4 p.m.

Panel discussions with professionals to discuss their various fields and career opportunites are set for 1, 2 and 3 p.m. at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave. N.

To find out more about what’s planned, go to the website at

Groups of 20 or more can contact Hsiao-Ching Chou at to register. Call John Bartley at 206-667-2730 or email for more information.

The event organized by the Pacific Science Center is part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair.

Herald staff