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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“imax movie” (105 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
+1 206-443-2001
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a wonderful place for all ages of people. I love to go to the butterfly house on dreary rainy winter days and be transported to the tropics. We were members when my son was young, then let our membership lapse when he more...More

Thank Que E
Reviewed yesterday

I was simply bowled over by the exhibits, the staff, and the enthusiastic visitors who were there at the same time. I only wish I'd had a child or children with me to soak up the information.

Thank addanegg
Reviewed yesterday

The Science Center did an excellent job presenting the Terra-cotta Warriors. We went to a special evening event because we are members of the Pacific Science Center and enjoy special events since they allow a more intimate visit.

Thank 7Callie7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Terra Cotta Warriors is a fascinating exhibit. The detail and depth of the exhibit brings China's history to life and inspires curiosity - my 8-year old daughter, my wife, and my mother-in-law all thoroughly enjoyed it. We are members for the fantastic IMAX movies (from...More

1  Thank Rusty W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We live semi-locally and are thrilled we have the opportunity to visit the Science Center often. Whether it's a special exhibit (like Terracotta Warriors), a new IMAX movie, a laser show or just to browse through the regular exhibits, we visit often. We take friends...More

1  Thank Mrs H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are members of the Center necause of the variability of the special exhibits, intetesting standing displays, and the IMAX THEATER. As a statement of our support for the educations initiatives, we held our daughters wedding, and reception at the PSC. The staff was great...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fascinating exhibit. History of China is limited in our schools. I would travel to Seattle to see other interesting International exhibits!

1  Thank Marguerite W
Reviewed 5 days ago

we spent a whole day here. the museum is hands on and has a great tinkering space. there is a lot to do here and there are free science shows throughout the day. we wanted to go see the special exhibit, but there was an...More

Thank jkdussault
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pacific Science Center an independent, non-profit science museum based in Seattle, Washington. It sits on 7.1 acres of land located on the south side of the Seattle Center. Four star attractions are: (1) Unique Landscape & Building Architecture; (2) Awesome Tropical Butterfly House; (3) Amazing...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've never reviewed on trip advisor but I had to sign up just to review the science centre. We visited today with an almost 4 year old and 17 month old and it far exceeded our expectations. Our kiddos both really enjoyed the day, the...More

Thank khaleyotty
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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