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“Love the butterflies”

Pacific Science Center
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$21.95*
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Pacific Science Center General Exhibit Admission
Ranked #25 of 461 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Once again this place keeps the kids busy all day and they are really having fun learning and seeing how things work

Thank 109JohnD
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We had a great time here as a family. The kids enjoyed the outside water attactions very much. Our favorite thing to do was the Butterfly Garden. We spent hours in there. This was part of our City Pass and is a great place to go if you enjoy science. The City Pass admission included a Imax movie too, we did not know that and ended up spending a few more ours here than originally planned. We are returning here this year for our 2nd visit. My husband and I smoke, we found an empty bench to enjoy a smoke on, but just to warn smokers the whole Seattle Center Campus is posted No Smoking. I would reccomend to not rush yourself here, there are lots of things to see and do.

Thank Kathy J
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Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

I went with my husband as part of the city pass and had a lot of fun. The butterfly film in imax was really great. Unfortunately when we went - one of the buildings was closed as they were changing the exhibits... the butterflies were beautiful - I wish the exhibit was bigger... the dinosaurs were cool... some of the hands on exhibits were broken... but overall, I am glad it was part of the city pass

Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

The science center has lots of interesting and educative displays, both for kids and for adults. Kids will always find something interesting. They also have good IMAX movies to chose from. The planetarium show is interesting as well, they also have some shows for little kids. A good place to spend the day. You can also take a year pass and come again for other temporary exhibits later and you get free tickets to movies and planetarium.

Thank AS1166
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Never get tired of seeing the butterflies. Some exhibits stay a little long but maybe we go so often! The King Tut exhibit was wonderful.

Thank kirklandwa
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