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Pacific Science Center

200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
+1 206-443-2001
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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 yourself in a giant-screen IMAX film, explore distant galaxies and meet local scientists and researchers. Don't miss a show in our popular Laser Dome that features a brand new laser system filling the dome with vibrant light and color! Every visit to Pacific Science Center is unique, engaging and fun for adults and children alike. 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 Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor (April 8-September 4, 2017). Discover this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to investigate the scientific underpinnings of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time: the terracotta warriors. Delve into the science and technology of priceless artifacts, behold real figures from the terracotta army and unearth the mystery hidden in the tomb of the First Emperor.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
+1 206-443-2001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This special exhibit is excellent. We used our City Pass and added on for this special exhibit. It included the 45 minutes presentation on the Mysteries of China which provided a lot of information on the uncovering and excavation of the Warriors and other artifacts....More

Thank DaydreaminginDenver
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited the Pacific science center in July 2017. We were there primarily to see the terra cotta warriors from China. We enjoyed that exhibit and the IMAX movie that goes along with it. The food choices here are pretty limited- just a very small...More

Thank Stribone
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum for kids and adults alike. The IMAX was great. Would have like to see the terracotta warriors included in the price.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we saw the Terra Cotta warriors were going to be here and we were traveling through Seattle on our way to Olympic National Park, we decided to get tickets. Well worth it. Absolutely stunning. The rest of the museum looked like it might be...More

Thank townie57
Reviewed 3 days ago

A little old and worn out but some interesting and unique displays. Not least the outdoor water displays. I enjoyed the human hamster wheel for several reasons.

Thank Nielsjespersen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We rode the monorail to Seattle Center ($2.00 round trip - senior) visiting the Pacific Science Center for the traveling Terracotta Warrior feature. Quite impressive, informative and well attended (read crowded but well organised). VERY well presented and only one other location on the U.S....More

Thank William R
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best science centers we have enjoyed. Spent several hours and did not see everything. Kids (5 & 8) had a great time. The Terracotta Warriors exhibit was well worth the extra price.

Thank MMMG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love visiting the butterfly room here! Other than that, there isn't much variety here and things haven't changed much in the ten years or so it had been since I'd been there as a kid. I figured that it would seem newer compared to...More

Thank cecallahan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here on a Monday afternoon with my 7yr old. Wow, wish we had started earlier in the day as we left at closing (6:00pm) and my son wanted to stay longer. He had a great time running from station to station trying and learning...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 5 days ago

So we have been to a number of science museums of this size. It seems that they are pretty much all very similar. The film was interesting. Won't do it again.

Thank EGF321
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa E | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Be sure they stamp your wrist or hand at purchase.
21 June 2017|
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Response from Patsy S | Reviewed this property |
The Terracota Warriors is a special exhibit....when we went, there was an additional charge and timed admission process for it in addition to the general museum admission fee.
Jeffrey C
16 February 2017|
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Response from Will D | Property representative |
You are welcome to bring your backpack into the IMAX theater as long as it will fit under your seat or you hold it in your lap. The aisles must remain clear for safety. If your backpack is too large, we will keep it in a... More