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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 good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“butterfly house” (128 reviews)
“imax movie” (108 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots to do inside, even more if you’re not an adult! Plenty of hands on / interactive attractions. The creepy crawlies, butterfly garden and naked mole rats were a highlight. I’d recommend taking in a laser show. I did this over the IMAX and loved...More

Thank Sophie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is amazing! We spent the whole day there. Everything is interactive and our kids LOVED it. Highly recommended.

Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had high hopes for a good experience with our 10 year old. In general there was less to interact with or engage him than other science museums we have been to. Older exhibits and not too interesting overall.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a quick trip to Seattle last weekend we decided to visit the Pacific Science Center and it was hopping with activity! There were a lot of families with children exploring the many science exhibits and everyone seemed to be having a great time. We...More

Thank phinius21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feedback, I visited your business last Saturday, my friend has a membership and talks really well about this place being fun for the kids. Well I will have to disagree, and I will tell you why. We walked in she went to the members line...More

1  Thank MaiaTene
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waldmae, Manager at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

My name is Lucas Moser, Membership Manager here at Pacific Science Center. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us this feedback. I’m so sorry to hear about what you experienced at our entrance. Members of the Science Center and their guests...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pacific Science Center is conveniently located in Seattle Center. Like many science centers, it has, in addition to exhibits, the IMAX theater with multiple movie offerings (including concessions). There are many activities available for children to try and things to see, with different areas....More

Thank hAnMeE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First impression the second I steppes into the building: too many kids that can't behave at all. Parents, please please PLEASE teach your kids manners. The exhibits themselves were interesting and informative. Especially the VR. Too bad they haven't finished that one exhibit in Building...More

Thank Valentina J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent activity for a rainy day when travelling with kids. we've enjoyed all of the exhibits: the musical instruments, the dinosaurs, space bodies, butterfly house and bugs houses. they gave us to hold a huge madagascar ROACH in our hand. scary experience but exciting. The...More

1  Thank SSADCAD
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waldmae, Manager at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to experience so many of our wonderful exhibits. The Tropical Butterfly House and dinosaur exhibit are two of our most popular attractions for guests and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our seven and nine year old. They both loved it! There are four main buildings, two Imax theatres and an outdoor courtyard with water activities (you don't get wet). Building Four has rotating exhibits. I was disappointed in their current dispays about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would have loved to have access to this museum when my kids were little, I would have gone at least once a week. My teens are certainly not too old to enjoy the museum now, though. We were all engaged in many of the...More

Thank Jennifer R
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awright172017
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.
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cfwjohnson
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.
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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
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