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Pacific Science Center

200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
+1 206-443-2001
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Pacific Science Center ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Get hands-on in our Tinker Tank maker space, wander among fluttering tropical butterflies, immerse yourself in a giant-screen IMAX film, explore distant galaxies and meet local scientists and researchers. Don't miss a show in our popular Laser Dome that features a brand new laser system filling the dome with vibrant light and color! Every visit to Pacific Science Center is unique, engaging and fun for adults and children alike. In addition to our daily live science demonstrations, IMAX films, planetarium and laser shows, we feature traveling exhibits that vary throughout the year. Coming up we'll feature Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor (April 8-September 4, 2017). Discover this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to investigate the scientific underpinnings of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time: the terracotta warriors. Delve into the science and technology of priceless artifacts, behold real figures from the terracotta army and unearth the mystery hidden in the tomb of the First Emperor.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whether your kids are into dinosaurs, space or special exhibits (I saw the Terracotta Warriors there). It's a fun place. Very interactive.

Thank silviaponce778
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very much geared toward kids. I went with a group of adults and found it a little boring; most of the exhibits are very interactive and meant more for children.

Thank Icarus4335
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geared more towards same children. Includes 1 free IMAX show or documentary which was cool. Most activities were not for adults or teenagers though animal section was interesting

Thank kpbooth3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so awesome, butterfly museum, dinosaur exhibit, numerous other hands on activities too

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no better place to take children than to the Science Center. There are special children's activities, especially for them. Many of the exhibits are hands-on. Adults,without children also can have a great time.

Thank jlmsBellevue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits are really more directed towards children and there wasn't much to do for adults. If you have kids, it might be a good place to go. It just wasn't what we thought it would be. The laser show is nice for all ages.

Thank noloc21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering Seattle is such a tech hub, this museum was surprisingly non-interactive. Looked like a museum I would have seen on a field trip in the 70s.

Thank MaineIzzy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased tickets an hour ahead of time and then walked the grounds of the Seattle Centre which were great on a blue sky kind of day. The seats were comfortable- sit higher up right in the middle. The Amazon film was amazing as it...More

Thank kpatters
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a great place but my son was a little old for it at 15. Certainly worth a visit if you are patient enough for the kids to spend time here,

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Between all the science exhibits and hands on play, IMAX, Planetarium, Butterfly House, and Laser Light Show we wished we had two days! So much to see and do. Grandkids age 5 to 11 were totally entertained! Coming back next summer for more! If you...More

Thank Lorie L
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa E | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Be sure they stamp your wrist or hand at purchase.
21 June 2017|
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Response from Patsy S | Reviewed this property |
The Terracota Warriors is a special exhibit....when we went, there was an additional charge and timed admission process for it in addition to the general museum admission fee.
Jeffrey C
16 February 2017|
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Response from Will D | Property representative |
You are welcome to bring your backpack into the IMAX theater as long as it will fit under your seat or you hold it in your lap. The aisles must remain clear for safety. If your backpack is too large, we will keep it in a... More