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Pacific Science Center

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Address: 200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: +1 206-443-2001
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Pacific Science Center in Seattle is Washington's leading institution for...

Pacific Science Center in Seattle is Washington's leading institution for fun and engaging learning for children, families and guests of all ages. Explore hundreds of interactive exhibits, wander among fluttering tropical butterflies, touch live marine animals, explore distant galaxies and immerse yourself in a giant-screen IMAX film. Get set for ran unforgettable day of fun and exploration! Every visit to Pacific Science Center is unique, engaging and fun for the whole family. 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 The Art of the Brick (May 28-September 11, 2016), The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (October 15, 2016-January 8, 2017) and Terracotta Warriors: Guards for Eternity (spring 2017).

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US$74.00*
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US$19.75*
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Fun and informative!

Definitely a great place to go if you have small children. Loved the interactive water habitat and all the space displays. Almost everything is interactive here!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Skye M
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Bellingham, Washington
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616 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do here for all ages and for the kids interested in science it is a heavenly place that will will DEFINITELY enjoyand is well worth the time. Both boys and girls will LOVE it and it is a definitely hands on place. Playgrounds outside nearby as well for before or after and plenty of places to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've lived in Seattle for about 5 years, but I also lived here in the 90's. I hate being one of those "things were better back then!" people, but they used to light the Science Center arches, and I don't think they do that any more. The museum itself is OK, but I miss the look of it at night.... More 

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Will D, President & CEO at Pacific Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We still light the arches every night! We are constantly working to improve the experience for our guests. I would welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please feel free to contact me directly at president@pacsci.org Sincerely, Will Daugherty President & CEO More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a great place to go if you have small children. Loved the interactive water habitat and all the space displays. Almost everything is interactive here!

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Thank Skye M
Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great museum/science experience for adults and kids. There are many "hands on" exhibits that encourage the kids to interact with the displays. My kids are aged 14, 11 and 4; they all enjoy going here. The butterfly house is a favorite of everyone in the family. There is even an enclosed toddler area in the middle for... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a mystery fan I looked forward to the Sherlock Holmes exhibit. It was wonderful! You are led through a maze of displays of historical facts and portraits about the famous detective and view examples of early forensics. Then you view Holmes's study to practice your observation skills. Next you view a room where a crime has been committed and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our out of town town family went with us to the exhibit and we all enjoyed it. Not suitable for young children

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I bought the family pass for a year and we like most of the things exhibits. However the virtual reality exhibit is a huge let down. My kids were turned away after waiting for 2 hours to have a 6 minute experience. My advice if your going to sign up don't leave!!! They will give your assigned... More 

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Will D, President & CEO at Pacific Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted to have you and your family as members! ’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tropical Butterfly House and the other science center exhibits. I’m sorry that the Virtual Reality Microtheater was not a good experience for you. We are working to provide new and great experiences to guests... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is more a childrens museum than a science museum. We were very disappointed in outer visit. The buildings are in a complex and it is hard to know where to go from building to building.

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Will D, President & CEO at Pacific Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback. I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. We are working hard to provide great experiences to guests of all ages. Teens and adults tell us that they love solving the mystery in The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, our critically-acclaimed IMAX movies, our Tropical Butterfly House, and conversations with local scientists about... More 

Yakima, Washington
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PSC is one of the places that many of us remember fondly, but until kiddos are in the picture, there's not a huge reason to visit. With two little dudes, the time to rekindle the flame with the science center is upon us! We came with the in-laws and quickly decided on a grabbing a year pass - it was... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good educational place for all ages. I have been there a lot of times and I don't get tired of it.

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