Field Trips & Guest Speakers


While the curriculum in the PACE classrooms is identical to that in the neighborhood classrooms, one of the great benefits of PACE is extra funding (provided by enrollment fees and member fundraising) for extra field trips.

We plan in-classroom, virtual, and destination field trips. All field trips are grade-appropriate and often incorporated into the learning lesson for that month.

While every child might learn, for instance, about ecosystems, PACE students could visit marshlands, beaches, and forests to better understand how those ecosystems work; while every child might learn about simple machines, PACE students might visit Boeing Air Field to see those machines in action.

Some of our program field trips:
–        Seattle Children’s Museum,
–        UW campus,
–        Seattle Children’s Theater,
–        Pacific Science Center,
–        Space Needle,
–        Children’s Imaginary Museum,
–        Museum of Pop Culture Sound Experience,
–        Kirkland Performing Arts Center,
–        Salmon Hatchery,
–        State Capitol in Olympia,
–        Brightwater Treatment Center,
–        Olympic Sculpture Park,
–        Juanita Bay Park,
–        Edmons Beach Low Tide Day,
–        Yost Park,
–        Pioneer Farms,
–        Pumpkin and Corn Maze Farm,
–        Sled Dogs of Alaska,
–        Denali National Park Ranger,
–        Storybook Theater,
–        Kelsey Creek Farm,
–        Hibulb Cultural Center,
–        OR Trail Adventure,
–         Swan Trails pumpkin patch,
–        Woodland Park Zoo,
–        Seattle Aquarium,
–        Pace at the Park – St Edwards,
–        Science Adventure Lab,
–        Incursion with a rocket scientist, 
–        Seattle Museum of Flight,
–        and many more.


Because every PACE family is required to volunteer for a minimum of 80 hours a year, many PACE parents, grandparents, and family members (with a great diversity of talents and experience) are placed in direct contact with PACE students. 

PACE students are fortunate to be able to take advantage of the artistic, performance, literary, and scientific talents of our collective family.