Pacific Science Center has teamed up with Seattle Hockey Partners to launch a new series, The Science of Sports & Entertainment, that starts with a sneak peek at the architectural and engineering challenges with building a new arena at Seattle Center.

The series starts off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with a guest reception and guest speakers Geoff Cheong of Populous Architecture, Jeff Sawarynski of ME Engineers and Shaun Mason of CAA ICON.

Oak View Group is the private developer behind the arena rebuild at Seattle Center, and the site is currently being prepared for construction in conjunction with required utility work.

"Pacific Science Center is a celebrated Seattle institution and this partnership is a fantastic opportunity to bring our worlds together to show the science behind building a brand new arena, as well as what it takes to play hockey at a professional level,” said NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke in a news release. “The first installment of the series showcasing the science behind the new arena project, from design and construction to the first sound check and puck drop, is the perfect way to kick off our new partnership. We look forward many more exciting programs and the opportunity to bring together fans of the Pacific Science Center and NHL Seattle.”

The ongoing series will take place every other month. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. Tickets are $10 per person, and free for PacSci members.