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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
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Some Cool Stuff, but exspensive

We have been here for a few festivals and exhibits. Overall, its huge, parking can be a bear, and the cost of the exhibits can be a bit over the top, but it is something worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rick R
Port Orchard, Washington
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely amazing time at the science center! Great time with the entire family; they loved the combustion show!

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Port Orchard, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here for a few festivals and exhibits. Overall, its huge, parking can be a bear, and the cost of the exhibits can be a bit over the top, but it is something worth experiencing if your visiting Seattle

Thank Rick R
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a day trip with my kids and grands kids. The overall experience was very good as far as the exhibits go my only complaint was just other parents monitoring their kids. My 3 year old grandson got pushed a couple of times by kids just running free without regard for anyone else. No parent in site to monitor... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are local and have a membership to a few spots around Seattle, Zoo, Aquarium, Pac Science Center. After this weekend, I doubt we will be renewing our membership or telling people it’s a great place to go. I have never encountered such poor check in process that is SO overcomplicated then at PSC. They need to figure it out... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at the entry. We are pleased that attendance is growing at Pacific Science Center, but we clearly failed to prepare adequately for the crowd on the morning that you visited. Our top priority is to deliver a delightful experience to each guest. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with a few friends and found this to be a most intriguing experience. It is a great visit for adults and children of all ages. Check it out.

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Graham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Open House with our son from Lynwood, WA. Enjoyed all of the exhibits plus the special features (planetarium, Laser Show, etc.) Laser show music was a little loud, however, so my wife did not go into see it. Rest was great!

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Shepherd, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't realize this was going to be a Science Center for kids...It was fun though. We saw a 3-D documentary on the Galapagos Islands at the IMAX (first 3D & IMAX ever for me - it was insane cool but gave me a headache), checked out the Tropical Butterfly House, Saltwater Tide Pool, Naked Mole Rates, Professor Wellbody's Academy... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very interesting place to visit where kids can get very busy; busy learning about science and many other things, like live butterflies and sea stars. We usually visit as a family. It entertains all of us. I wouldn't go there for Halloween (yes, it is open that evening), but yet who would look for spooky things under rocks and... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are a number of activities to enjoy at the PSC, from traveling exhibits to permanent ones, including the butterfly aviary. It's got plenty of hands on for kids, as well as interesting stuff for adults. The planetarium is fun and the two IMAX theatres are super for seeing the latest documentaries and movies. Once your done, you can also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, I had no idea the science centwr dis 21+ events. When I hear the science center, I think of activities for little kids. SO if you're someone who doesn't have kids then you wouldn't even consider the science center as an option. I recently went to the Brewology event with my husband. I'm not much of a beer fan... More 

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