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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
Fee: Yes
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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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USD 74.00*
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USD 19.75*
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Sherlock Holmes Exhibit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank TheUhlmen
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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is well worth the price and the butterfly exhibit is out of this world I highly recommend this what a fun day

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be fine for small children, I would consider it more of an activity room for toddlers than a serious science center. The Sherlock Holmes exhibit was also more of a children's activity vs an exhibit, and while I am a huge fan of the canon, I found most of it silly, Sherlock fans will be hugely disappointed. The... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your feedback. It's true that children love the Science Center. Our goal is to ignite curiosity in every child and to fuel a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Adults and teens tell us that they love solving the mystery in our Sherlock Holmes exhibition, visiting our Tropical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our son who enjoyed the Sherlock Homes exhibit that is currently on. We correctly solved the crime. We also liked the hands on exhibits in the various galleries. We liked the live science show demonstration but think they could do more shows in a day as they are quite popular. Parking on the weekend is a bit... More 

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