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Pacific Science Center

200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
206 443 2001
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Ranked #67 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Science Museums
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This educational non-profit foundation features a Volcano Watch exhibit, Starlab Planetarium, a playground and an IMAX theater.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Plainfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the museum, but would be much more fun with the kids. Plenty of hands on exhibits. For the adults, I suggest checking out the spy exhibit. Definitely worth the time and extra expense

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Seattle to attend a Labor Day wedding long weekend and purchased a City Pass that included a visit to the Pacific Science Center to fill in the parts of our weekend that weren't already planned out. We ended up spending about two hours tooling around the PSC and really enjoyed aspects of the museum. The City Pass deal... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Better for kids that can read and understand what they are looking at. But still fun for little kids. They have plenty for all ages.

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our family had the City Pass and decided to check out the Science Center. It was a most underwhelming experience. This is a museum for KIDS - YOUNG kids - it's odd that none of the travel brochures or guides mention that fact. I would recommend to skip this place if you are not accompanied by anyone under the age... More

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Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great setup for families with younger children,I would of been happy sitting in the imax theatre all day watching movie after movie!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited the Pacific Science Center because it was part of the Seattle City Pass. I was disappointed to say the least. The center seems to be past its prime. Exhibits are run down, and not very original to begin with. I'm sure a young kid would enjoy spending time here, but if you are an adult, I recommend you... More

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Springfield, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My kids enjoyed their day at the Pacific Science Center. They loved tinkering with all the exhibits. Their favorites were the life sized chess game, the butterfly room (we got great pictures), the restaurant, and live sea creatures exhibit (you can really touch them!). We also saw the Lemur IMAX movie. That was their favorite thing of all. However, we... More

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Spy exhibit that is currently at the Pacific Science Centre was very interesting, and is where is spent the majority of my time. The rest of the exhibits, although set up well and good for family visitors, are not much different from other science centres I've visited in different cities, including Calgary (my home city). The price of admission,... More

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Hammond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very wide range of exhibits and beautiful outdoor architecture. I was thrilled with the Insect & Arachnid area and my girlfriend and I both loved the live butterfly exhibit. Also saw an IMAX movie while there. Huge children's area and tons of hands-on experiment stations.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took our grandchildren, ages 7, 8 and 10 to this attraction last week. I was pleasantly surprised to find there were exhibits I really enjoyed and the butterfly exhibit was so much fun for all of us. There are a lot of 'kid friendly' exhibits and all hands on but for those of us who find science and the... More

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