Pacific Science Center, Seattle

3.9
Conceived and built as one of the centerpieces of the 1962 World's Fair, Pacific Science Center stands as one of Seattle's primary attractions. Though its physical appearance, replete with distinctive arches, is a mainstay of the city's central area, the museum's displays draw many visitors every year. You can see everything from animatronic dinosaurs and gigantic insects to ocean ecosystems and a colony of naked mole rats. Visit the planetarium, interact with butterflies in the butterfly house, or catch a special documentary or presentation on one of the center's IMAX movie screens. Kids can learn a great deal about the natural world through many hands-on experiments and labs. Plan your Pacific Science Center visit and explore what else you can see and do in Seattle using our Seattle online travel planner .
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  • We went with the children of 4 and 8 years old. They both had fun, they learned, they discovered. It takes at least three or four hours to travel and to be able to stop at each exhibition to learn and experiment. Recommended.
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  • My family of four (kids 6 and 9) spent the whole day at the museum. We entered shortly after 10 and left when it closed at 6. There were so many great things to see and explore. We honestly could spen...  more »
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  • An awesome place for kids and for adults. There's lots to do there for everyone and you can easily spend a few hours here. There's science demonstrations through out the day and the place is huge! There are lots of different areas that the kids can learn lots of things from animals, sound, space, and even dinosaurs. Great place to visit and the city pass helps save money on entrance.
  • My girlfriend and I visited here just the other day and we both had a great time. General Admission for adults is just under $24, and includes free access to the planetarium shows held throughout the day. On that note, you do have to pick up a separate ticket for those as the seating is limited. The Center features a diverse array of exhibits and touches on various subjects, ranging from the human body to the solar system to dinosaurs. A really nice touch is that there are plenty of interactive exhibits and stations that are fun for adults and children alike. Overall, a great place for anyone to visit.

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