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Pacific Science Center, Seattle

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#1 of 21 in Childrens Museums in Washington State
Observatory · Science Museum
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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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  • The monorail was great. The MOD pizza with everything was great. The Science Center is a place you go to read and try science-oriented things. You have to be interested in science or its boring. I... 
    The monorail was great. The MOD pizza with everything was great. The Science Center is a place you go to read and try science-oriented things. You have to be interested in science or its boring. I...  more »
  • The Pacific Science Center is a great place to take kids! I have taken the kiddos I nanny for here before and they love it! They have a fun Butterfly Exhibit with a great variety of butterfly... 
    The Pacific Science Center is a great place to take kids! I have taken the kiddos I nanny for here before and they love it! They have a fun Butterfly Exhibit with a great variety of butterfly...  more »
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  • Always fun and there are new things to do each visit. The upstairs wing is turned into a teen area with cool programs including Adobe & many others. Parents are allowed but encouraged to go downstairs. Fun for younger ones & the gift store had actually decent prices so we picked up a few things. A great way to spend an afternoon
  • Great little science center! My wife and I visited on vacation without our kids. The exhibits were informative, but not dense. My younger kids would love the play area. Plus, the hall near the butterfly house had hours worth of building and exploration fun! We got in free as members of another ASTC museum.

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