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Pacific Science Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Went to see the laser show set to Talking Heads. It was pretty impressive I must say! My husband and I really enjoyed the show. Only giving 4 stars because there seems to be confusion with the PSC staff when you purchase you entrance tickets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

super big place so if you go you should spend the day. staff is nice. you have to go there if you are going to

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn’t enjoy any of the attractions. The laser show is an annoying bad joke, as well as the planetarium. I believe that kids will have a good time there, but it’s definitely not for adults. It was a huge waste of time and money....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 5Georg1234
SaraMGood, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing to visit Pacific Science Center and for taking the time to share your feedback. We strive to provide programming that is enlightening for guests of all ages and we’re sorry the experience didn’t meet your expectations. We would love to learn...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the pacific science center. It really brings out the inner child in everyone and ignites wonder. Staff was excellent!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Colleen F, Director of Admissions and Guest Services at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and for your support of Pacific Science Center. We’re so glad to hear you had a memorable visit. Our team works hard to inspire curiosity every day and we’re always happy to hear when that goal is accomplished. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 5-year-old son and I had a wonderful visit to the Science Center yesterday. We spent some time going through the exhibits, and the majority of our time seeing Masters of Mimicry on the live science stage and then the Preschool Planetarium show. We were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sara G, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for providing such thoughtful feedback and for supporting Pacific Science Center through your Membership. We are proud to have employees that so genuinely live up to our mission of igniting curiosity in every child and fueling a passion for discovery. We will pass...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

They have 3 IMAX theaters, planetarium, and laser dome. Check their website for all the current activities. We watched Aquaman on IMAX and attended a laser concert.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jenae S, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed Aquaman in IMAX. We agree that there is a lot to do here - including visiting both of our IMAX theaters. Our next feature film premiering next week will be Glass...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I brought my not quite 2 year old son here and had a great time with him. There were interesting and interactive exhibits centered around astronomy, dinosaurs, water and fluid dynamics, physics, electricity and much more. There is no shortage of education...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Sara G, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting Pacific Science Center. Our goal is to provide a fun and educational experience for all, and we’re delighted you discovered so much of our rich programming. You’re right, our add-ons such as Laser shows and Documentary IMAX...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from out of state visiting grandparents with two girls (8 and 5) who both had a great time at the science center today (1/3/19). The center has lots of different exhibits, and even ones I had not seen at other science centers back...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jenae S, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you feedback and visiting the Science Center. We’re glad to hear you and your granddaughters had a great time in the exhibits. We’re sorry that there was frustration with the line experience. During our busiest times of the year, we strive to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone enjoyed the many exhibits about planets and physics. Fun bubble display. We saw a great Imax movie about Pandas.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jenae S, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting the Science Center. It sounds like you enjoyed The Physics of Bubbles – one of our Live Science Shows. We feature many more throughout the day that enlighten and entertain young and old, like our guest-favorite Combustion!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the science center with my sister’s family. She has two children ages 8 and 10. This is a great place for families to visit. Lots of hands on activities for children to play. The butterfly garden was very nice and worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 585rubyw
Colleen F, Director of Admissions and Guest Services at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Pacific Science Center and for sharing your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our IMAX films and Butterfly House but regret that your family left disappointed after participating in our Holidays of Play scavenger hunt. We have examined the...More

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MJBSLC
July 13, 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
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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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Yes! Be sure they stamp your wrist or hand at purchase.
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timeforbreak
Vancouver, Canada
From Vancouver to Seattle by the train (3 Replies)
Hi, My planes have changed, and I am going to travel from Vancouver BC to Seattle by the train. I will travel with my daughter (17 year old). I was thinking to spend 4 days and visit main attractions as: the Pacific Science Center, the Music Museum, taking the Duck tour and maybe taking the ferry. Do you recommend having a stop with the train on the way to Seatlle? Is it worth to take the train from Seattle to Tacoma? Thanks
July 01, 2012|
Response fromdavidgmg|
since the train is only 4 hrs not sure why or where you'd stop before Seattle? There is commuter rail to Tacoma and also express buses that make virtually no stops. Look at sounder train or Sound Transit for bus and train info.
LindyWu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opinion on 6 day itinerary (1 Replies)
Dear all, I'm from Asia, and will be visiting Portland 20th March. I'll be in Seattle for a six-day trip 24th to 29th. We plan to take a CityPass (2 trips to Space Needle, Woodland Zoo, Ferry Cruise, EMP, Pacific Science Center, Aquarium), Pike's Place, along with Hendrix's grave site, and Chuhily (correct spelling?) Gardens. Will there be enough time to fit some other sights in? Or would you recommend doing the City Pass? Any thoughts is greatly appreciated, and thank you very...More
February 17, 2014|
Response fromkaleberg|
You will have plenty of time for everything you have mentioned and more. You might also consider a visit to the Ballard Locks and, perhaps, a tour of the Woodinville wine district.
CharanneS
La Pine, Oregon
RV Parking near Pacific Science Center (10 Replies)
We will be pulling a 33' trailer on our way through Seattle to attend the King Tut Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center. I looked at their website for parking and there is no information on RV Parking as we won't fit in a parking garage and the phone number I called is just an answering machine. Does anyone know where we can park near the PSC or we can park further away and walk, take the bus or monorail?
August 07, 2012|
Response fromsodomojo|
I think you'd have to find a surface lot willing to allow you to park. Did you try the general number? (206) 443-2001 & press zero for receptionist