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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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  • Average14%
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  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
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Reviewed today

Very good for the genre. Many exhibitions, a lot are interactive. Interesting for the kids as well as the parents. There is so much to see there that we made a family subscription. We were there for about 5 hours and the kids wanted to...More

Thank Tal K
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Reviewed yesterday

The Seattle Science Center is an amazing place for ALL ages!! We visit there at least twice/year, especially on cold rainy days. Be aware that the "street life living in tents" around Seattle Center is very dangerous. Remain in large groups to avoid an attack...More

Thank Seattletraveler829
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to visit. So much hands on. My wife and I are in our 70's a enjoyed the enthusiasm which was contagious from the kids who were visiting. One of the wonder spots is the Butterfly area, but overall really inspiring.

Thank Chrisaw14
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I are third grade teachers in different districts about 2 hours away from each other. We partnered our classes into pen pal groups and they worked on a STEM project throughout the year. The Tinker Tank crew at the Pacific Science Center...More

Thank Kimberly T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a Ferry boat ride, the aquarium, and Space Needle, the science center was by far our favorite destination! We had 2 families, with 8 children ages 4-12 and EVERYONE had a blast! From the butterfly pavilion, virtual reality, hands on play, and FABULOUS STAFF...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly good way to spend a couple of hours here. Some of the exhibits are a bit run down, but still worth a visit nonetheless. Great for families and kids as there is a lot of hands-on activities. I would recommend getting the citypass to...More

Thank snasrulla
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a part of a day here while teens went to museum of pop culture. We enjoyed the hands on activities for children. We watched a movie in IMAX about Pandas. Clean, we'll maintained.

Thank greglinmon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing. It’s absolutely huge with tons of different areas that we really enjoyed. Our toddler loved the preschool planetarium show as well as the toddler area. The outdoor water features were so cool. Some of the exhibits felt a little dated but...More

Thank Heatherabear
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember taking my son here when he was about 4, and all the fun he had. We came this way as a family visit to celebrate our 18 year old’s high school graduation. What we found was that the interest for the teen age...More

Thank 1julieg
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waldmae, Manager at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you and family chose to celebrate your son's graduation with us. And that you enjoyed your visit to the Tropical Butterfly House and our IMAX theater! I am so sorry that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting requires finding out about school groups. They often have up to 1000, yes a thousand, children visiting per day. Call ahead as they can book out the IMAX, planetarium and laser show. While the above are interesting for all ages the physical science exhibits...More

Thank tchrs
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Ahyiweewee
June 18, 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.
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awright172017
July 17, 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
June 20, 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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