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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“butterfly house” (122 reviews)
“imax movie” (108 reviews)
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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

This place is amazing and I wish it was located in Los Angeles! I visited with my parents, husband and 3-year-old daughter. We could have spent all day there because there is so much to see from the IMAX movies, playground and multitude of interactive...More

Thank LALyndaD81
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a science center for young kids. Most patrons were K-6. For adult visitors, the butterfly house is nice.

Thank Pam E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great interactive exhibitions. The also have different IMAX movies. Friendly staff. It was a great family visit , my 8 year old daughter really enjoyed it.

Thank Mari R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the butterflies and watched a laser light show as well. Overall I think the Pacific Science Center is aimed at children but it was a fun visit anyway.

Thank Kenny S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is for kids. The only thing me and my wife enjoyed was the butterfly room. The rest was for kids 12 and under. So if you don't go there with your kinds, don't bother going. It's not cheap and it's not worth it.

Thank Juan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family parked at the free park n ride at the Angle Lake Station near SeaTac airport and took the 40 minute light rail LINK to downtown, then transferred to the monorail which brought us just a short walk to the door of Pacific Science...More

Thank casual_adventurer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I attended the New Years Eve event at the Pacific Science Center and had an amazing time. The place was totally done up with bars, snacks, and all the exhibits. When it's open during the day, there are tons of things for...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great New Years Party!!! Nice to be at a party that was not over crowded. Was able to dance the night away and stop outside to watch the fireworks under the stars!!! Also nice that the staff was friendly, clean restrooms and was able to...More

Thank GypsySoulDreams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with a group of teenagers as well as our 7 year old. We found there was something for everyone here, and everybody had a lot of fun. The experiments were easy enough for the little one to do, but interesting enough for...More

1  Thank ItsVegasTime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my 6 & 8 year old granddaughters here. We spent nearly 4 hours, and could have stayed longer. The highlight was the laser light show - we went to one with Beatles music, and it was spectacular. The planetarium show was very educational for...More

Thank ExplorerAlaska
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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