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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“butterfly house” (126 reviews)
“imax movie” (108 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
+1 206-443-2001
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw Black Panther here. Wow. Exponentially better than a regular theater. The sound, picture quality, and comfortable seats all combined to make this an extraordinary experience. If you’re a member of the Pacific Science Center you’re entitled to several free screenings. If not, spend the...More

1  Thank SeattleTraveler444
Reviewed 3 days ago

This the second time we’ve visited and there’s always something new and engaging to discover! Kids absolutely love to go visit, explore and play. Most of all don’t want to leave. A must visit while in Seattle.

1  Thank 197arthurb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many people visit the Pacific Science Center and the adjacent Seattle Center, during peak season when the sun is out. MIss the crowds and take family and friends to one of the ongoing exhibits, a special event or the Imax Theater, when it is cold...More

Thank c_jay60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a picnic lunch to eat under the iconic arches. And check out the butterfly house. It's a great day out for the kids.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently spent an evening at the PSC, the exhibits were interesting and informative. The staff was beyond helpful. Wow, what great attitudes. The whole experience was one I will remember and be reminded to go and spend more time there. If you are in...More

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With two active boys on a holiday with family we need to keep them busy . The museum has activities inside and out , also an IMAX cinema. There is s variety of science shows for young children and a planetarium . They liked the...More

1  Thank vimcintyre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outdoor water features were really cool, I think they were the best part of this museum. Lots of interactive displays. I only gave this 3 stars because we've been to science museums (like explora! in Albequerque) that were much better. A few of the...More

1  Thank GreenBayFamily
Will D, other at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing this feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed the outdoor water features and interactive displays. We close the butterfly house for a week each year for annual maintenance. I'm sorry that was the week of your visit, but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing and I wish it was located in Los Angeles! I visited with my parents, husband and 3-year-old daughter. We could have spent all day there because there is so much to see from the IMAX movies, playground and multitude of interactive...More

Thank LALyndaD81
Will D, President & CEO at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the Science Center so much! It sounds like you experienced many of the highlights. When you visit again, I encourage you to explore the Tinker Tank, Science on a...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a science center for young kids. Most patrons were K-6. For adult visitors, the butterfly house is nice.

1  Thank Pam E
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Great interactive exhibitions. The also have different IMAX movies. Friendly staff. It was a great family visit , my 8 year old daughter really enjoyed it.

Thank Mari R
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17 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa E | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Be sure they stamp your wrist or hand at purchase.
20 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.
Jeffrey C
15 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