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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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200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to the Pacific Science Center several times before and have always found the exhibits fascinating and well displayed so visitors can view objects as close as possible and not be crowded by others viewing objects beside or behind them. This time I came...More

Thank mharrsch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the better science/discovery museums for older kids and lots to do for younger kids. The planetarium show with Dr Sean is a must see. Learned more about Astronomy in 30 minutes than during the course I took in College and he was funny...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is HUGE and there is a lot to see. I was a little disappointed that some of the VR exhibits (and other things) cost extra money. I hate paying to get into a place only to discover that you can't do everything unless...More

Thank LindseyAlayne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came from Ohio and took our 4-yr-old granddaughter to the museum and it was terrible. There were so many summer camps that our granddaughter got knocked down by them, pushed off of attractions, and nearly trampled and nobody cared. The staff did nothing and...More

Thank Mindibeth W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is for younger kids. It wasn't worth building in time during our trip to Seattle, as these places exist in every city now (including at home where we could have gone anytime!).

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 6 days ago

While the static exhibits at the science center feel a little dated. Their traveling exhibits are incredible. Look to see what the traveling exhibit is and you will not be disappointed.

Thank dashing_pilot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come from an area with lots of dinosaur exhibits and history, so when we walked into building 1 and saw the poor Dino display, we were underwhelmed and didn’t expect much. Building 2 totally made up for it. We all, even the grandparents, enjoyed...More

Thank 184rachelled
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good time, but feel that younger kids would have had a blast there. There are so many things to do and see. We were a group of nearly adult and adults, no little kids or younger teens.

Thank BuBunch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands on experience, it was a great time, we all enjoyed participating. I would reccommend to all ages. The pricing was reasonable, worth going to see.

Thank NewCityBabs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's been years since I was there, I remember this as a place where kids and adults could have a lot of fun learning about science. With interactive exhibits, there was a lot to see and do. On our recent visit, however, we elected...More

Thank wingsofjoy77
Eleanor B, Chief Commercial Officer at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting us in the past. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t feel like Pacific Science Center was a good value. Our pricing is set to be competitive with other Seattle educational institutions as well as Science Centers...More

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14 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.