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Pacific Science Center

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
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Reviewed 5 days ago

With or without kids, we have a blast at the Pacific Science Center. Our grandkids love it as much as we do. Activities for almost every age, 3 years to senior citizen. We like to spend at least 2 hours there.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mikeffish
Jenae S, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We’re glad to hear you had a great time on your trip to PacSci. Have you heard about Playdates at PacSci? It is programming every Monday that is geared specifically towards our youngest guests and includes free coffee for adults. We also have a new...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many interesting attractions! Even for tots! We can learn many different thing by interacting with instructors or objects!More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DanielO381
Jenae S, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re glad to hear you had a great time on your trip to PacSci! If you do visit us again, every Monday we have Playdates at PacSci – programming that is geared specifically towards our youngest guests and includes free coffee for adults. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Pacific Science Center while in Seattle. It's a place definitely designed with kids in mind...a glorified daycare center. Simple interactive exhibits. Not for adults on vacation. We were quite disappointed in it especially after having had such a great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Denver_Lass
Jenae S, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting the Science Center. We strive to have engaging and interactive exhibits for all ages. We’re sorry to hear your visit didn’t meet your expectations. Were you able to check out our What is Reality experience? Guests get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent about 45 minutes there and quickly realized that this place was build for young children. That being said, the butterfly garden was really cool, and I enjoyed the dinosaurs exhibit.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Colleen F, Director of Admissions and Guest Services at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Steve, thank you for visiting Pacific Science Center and taking the time to write a review. We’re happy that you enjoyed our Tropical Butterfly House and our dinosaur exhibit. If you have interest in more adult-focused programming, we do have several upcoming 21+ events. On...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pacific Science Center needs to be on your list if you are visiting Seattle. It's located at the Seattle Center. (the location of the 1960's World's Fair). They have lots of things to see and many of them are interactive. Kids love this place!!!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alec D
Sara G, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Alec, thank you for visiting Pacific Science Center and for sharing your feedback. Our mission is to serve as a community gathering space where our rich programming can help foster curiosity in people of all ages. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting dozens of science museums all over the world, the Pacific Science Center sticks out for the poor depth and breadth of exhibits. Kind of surprising given the incredible technical talent in the region. You even have to search their website to find the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tallmark1960
Jenae S, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to visit Pacific Science Center and for taking the time to share your feedback. You’re right that Seattle is home to incredible technical talent. As a platform for innovators, we’re working hard to bring the science behind some of our community’s...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are OMSI members and were thrilled to visit PSC. There were tons of fun exhibits and we really enjoyed the butterflies. Our kids are in middle school and they still found fun stuff to do at this museum. Geared toward younger kids though.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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gainesdrew2, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback and for supporting Pacific Science Center through your OMSI membership. We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed our Butterfly House. Next time you’re back, make sure to check out our rotating suite of Virtual Reality experiences as guests of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved all the different interactive kiosk scattered throughout. I was really impressed with the Box Project. I was very pleased to see local projects presented in such an important educational environment.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BenCossum, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit. We’re happy to hear you had a great time and are particularly pleased that you enjoyed our focus on local innovators with exhibits such as the Block Project, I-LABS by UW, and Wonderfall VR Experience....More

Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

A splendid rainy day activity for our group of three adults and a 2 yr old! Learn about the body, the solar system, animals, water, social psychology, the brain, energy and food, music, dinosaurs, etc. We spent a good 5 hours exploring and the toddler...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sara G, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Thank you for sharing such comprehensive feedback about your visit to Pacific Science Center. Our mission is to provide joyful experiences that inspire curiosity for all ages. We are glad that your group appreciated so much of what we offer. You are right about our...More

Reviewed 24 January 2019

I couldn't believe how quiet this trip was. Allow a couple of hours to just wander round. Loads of interactive stuff. The planetarium presentation was very goodMore

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jenae S, Guest Services Team at Pacific Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting the Science Center. The winter season can be a great time to visit and explore our exhibits with ease. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our live Planetarium show. We are always adding new Planetarium shows throughout...More

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MJBSLC
14 July 2018|
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Response from Neil M | Reviewed this property |
Hey Melissa, they were giving out flyers just outside the museum, it was their first day of trying them out, the cashier girl was just learning of how to process them. If you don't happen to come by the flyer people(they... More
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19 June 2018|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
A 2 year old would enjoy a good portion of the museum but might run out of energy quickly with a ton of stimulation. There are a few spots where they do live demonstrations and the touch-tank might be fun as well.
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Yes! Be sure they stamp your wrist or hand at purchase.
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