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Pacific Science Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pacific Science Center General Exhibit Admission
from US$23.95*
Pacific Science Center General Exhibit Admission
from US$23.95*
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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...more
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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 1 week ago

What would one want for on a Saturday afternoon, besides street entertainment, Pacific science center fun, (unless it was not having the planetarium sold out.) Lots to see and do all in one area. The playground was fabulous, with mid-age kid possibilities on the giant...More

Thank judith l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have kids I am sure it would be fun, but all the science is at an under 16 level and focused entirely towards children, we (in our mid-20s) were very bored very quicklyMore

Thank SamHarriman
Colleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Pacific Science Center is dedicated to providing experiences that are engaging for all ages and feedback like this is important for us to continue to improve. While we do have a number of exhibits and areas specifically for younger children,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who is interested in science/geekdom/nature will find something interesting in this enormous science center. Butterfly habitat was a nice surprise alongside one of the most interesting, yet small, planetariums I have ever visited. Worth a visit!

Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with family of children ages 5 & 9. One needs around 3 hrs to enjoy the place and be entertained. I have a comment to the cafe if they can be more environment-friendly such as not serving Straws readily in anticipation...More

Thank EnviroMomMia B
Colleen F, Director of Admissions and Guest Services at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear you had a great time and we appreciate your thoughtful note on our cafe. You are absolutely correct in that our utensils and straws should be environmentally friendly. We have been working towards that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely crowded, waits for the most fun parts i.e. the water play items outside, etc. Educational.

Thank Cancun_curious
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the virtual reality area was really cool. ti seemed so real that one person fell while viewing and my wife was to afraid to perform some of the tasks because it seemed so real. other parts of the museum were very interesting

Thank j m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went with our very science-y 19 year old son. The science center is for a much younger audience, however. We have been to science centers in other cities (Toronto, Boston, Baltimore) and were expecting at least some adult exhibits - but...More

1  Thank Trevine18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the full day at the science centre with my 8 and 10 year old. Lots to tinker, discover and explore. The butterfly house was a huge hit.

Thank Anne-Marie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fun and lots to see. The Butterfly room was wonderful. My daughter liked the baby moles that had just been born. Very nice staff too.

Thank Lori E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my 10- and 8-year-old grandkids following our visit to the Space Needle (within a short walking distance). In 5 hours we managed to see an IMAX movie (Oceans 3D), a planetarium show, a live "Danger Science" show, and play in a Virtual Reality...More

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13 July 2018|
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Response from Neil M | Reviewed this property |
Hey Melissa, they were giving out flyers just outside the museum, it was their first day of trying them out, the cashier girl was just learning of how to process them. If you don't happen to come by the flyer people(they... More
19 June 2018|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
A 2 year old would enjoy a good portion of the museum but might run out of energy quickly with a ton of stimulation. There are a few spots where they do live demonstrations and the touch-tank might be fun as well.
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.