Pacific Science Center

Science Museum and Museum · Lower Queen Anne
200 2nd Ave N (at Denny Way), Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Pacific Science Center is a not-for-profit educational institution that inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.


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    "Architecturally awesome, the laser shows are great and worth seeing."(8 Tips)
    Adam S.
    "dinos,imax,planetarium,laser"(4 Tips)
    AFAR Media
    "4,000-square-foot tropical butterfly house"(3 Tips)
    Avery B.
    "The IMAX movies are great!"(3 Tips)
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  • Danny N.

    Great place for a science center on the pacific!

    Danny Nguyen · August 20
  • Todd A.

    Too many kids!!! This is essentially a children's museum.

    Todd Alexander · August 1
  • Curtis J.

    The traveling exhibits are always fun and educational!

    Curtis J. · July 19
  • Stephen S.

    Cool exhibits, fun for kids and families

    Stephen Swisher · July 8
  • cheryl b.

    The IMAX is amazing!

    cheryl berklich · June 9
  • Curtis J.

    Some fun and interactive exhibits. Check out the IMAX!

    Curtis J. · June 7
  • Stephen S.

    Cool place for kids and adults

    Stephen Swisher · May 30
  • Sabra N.

    Everything great for families bring a lunch and have fun!

    Sabra Nelson · May 21
  • Bar School Of Bothell

    Great fun for the kids. Good family outing.

  • Brian D.

    Aging but great. Worth the day it will take to see it.

    Brian Duncan · May 15
  • Mary S.

    Surprisingly not that impressive considering the price

    Mary S · April 25
  • Gokul B.

    The featured exhibit now is Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Gokul Balakrishnan · October 27, 2014
  • Amanda P.

    Go see the Michael Jackson lazer show!

    Amanda Panosh · October 26, 2014
  • Marce

    Bugs! Eeewww!

    Marce · October 26, 2014
  • Jenn P.

    Go here at night and check out the fountain nearby. Romantic spot to chat.

    Jenn P · October 12, 2014
  • Louis G.

    Been here many times, first time I was probably 8-9. Great place to learn about Science as a kid or with kids. See the Space Needle too.

    Louis Gardino · September 6, 2014
  • Bashayer K.

    It's very disappointed to pay almost $100 for my family while everything is out of order!!!

    Bashayer Khalid · August 26, 2014
  • Alaa S.

    Best IMAX (and cheapest, if you have a Microsoft Prime card).

    Alaa Shaker · August 19, 2014
  • Nas B.

    Fun for all ages. Plenty to do if you decide to spend the day there. Great food at the food court. Wonderful butterfly farm and awesome IMAX theater.

    Nas Benali · August 17, 2014
  • Reyghina

    Architecturally awesome, the laser shows are great and worth seeing. But the butterfly house are my personal favorite.

    Reyghina · August 10, 2014
  • Tacia C.

    Awesome museums and constant events going on. Try the new food court. A little spendy, but lots of different options.

    Tacia Coleman · August 9, 2014
  • Jesse P.

    Check out the tropical butterfly garden.

    Jesse Penico · August 7, 2014
  • Patrick F.

    Ahhhh. Nightmare! Went with my CityPass. Little did I expect it would be like a giant daycare and children running around and banging on things everywhere!

    Patrick Finger · August 7, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    The 4,000-square-foot tropical butterfly house is a favorite with visitors of all ages; we know of at least one wedding proposal that took place there. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Kimberly S.

    Do not forget to ask for a AAA discount on exhibition tickets if you do not plan on buying an annual membership.

    Kimberly Svetin · August 3, 2014
  • Shawn M.

    Fun place for the kids and the Spy exhibit (limited duration) is awesome for adults too.

    Shawn McVay · July 7, 2014
  • Social N.

    We have three words for you when it comes to whether or not to visit the Pacific Science Center: Queen laser show. Bring a blanket and be prepared to sing along.

    Social News Network · November 30, 2013
  • Lloyd B.

    IMAX movies for $5.50 with the Prime Card.

    Lloyd Bagtas · November 19, 2013
  • Andrew L.

    We visited on a Saturday afternoon and thought the experience was lackluster at best. Most of the exhibits were either outdated or broken. Save your money and skip the Halloween planetarium show.

    Andrew Lambert · October 26, 2013
  • Ivan T.

    Laser show is a major improvement over what I've seen two years ago. Highly recommended. They could turn up the volume, though.

    Ivan Tarapov · October 19, 2013
  • John D.

    Very cool. Worth taking kids of all ages

    John Day · September 30, 2013
  • Jon D.

    Animatronic dinosaurs!

    Jon Darveau · September 26, 2013
  • Cian H.

    $5.50 per person co-pay with PRIME card includes regular exhibit admission and an IMAX® film.

    Cian Hannafin · September 19, 2013
  • Adam S.

    Moving dinos,imax,planetarium,laser shows,playground,exhibitions you choose

    Adam Szabo · September 7, 2013
  • Rod B.

    Beatles laser show is way cool!

    Rod Brooks · August 29, 2013
  • L G.

    Muy padre para los niños!

    L Giner · July 22, 2013
  • Jason K.

    Lots and lots of fun. We had a great time and learned a lot.

    Jason Krueger · July 4, 2013
  • DoubleTree by Hilton

    Make sure you try the sushi at Wasabi Bistro on the corner of 2nd Ave and Bell Street.

    DoubleTree by Hilton · July 2, 2013
  • Diana P.

    Make sure you try the sushi at Wasabi Bistro on the corner of 2nd Ave and Bell Street.

    Diana P · July 1, 2013
  • John C.

    Best IMAX theater in Seattle

    John Clarke · May 24, 2013
  • Haley L.

    Mole rats... very cool

    Haley Larson · April 7, 2013
  • Reid L.

    Check out the dinos... Very cool!

    Reid Larson · April 7, 2013
  • Dennis H.

    Superb interactive displays, IMAX theatre, friendly staff. Parking is a bit of a pain in parkade w/lg vehs. TIP - many science centres in diff areas have agreement with this one 4 admission.

    Dennis H. · March 20, 2013
  • Bori 2.

    Check out the laser shows. They've got laser opera and popular bands have come play live for other shows. It's Seattle, a little bit different.

    Bori 206 · March 15, 2013
  • Antonieta C.

    Fotografei e filmei diversos animais pré., ratos, cobras, etc, .. A parte de ciências, nem se fala...só mesmo participando. O passeio foi maravilhoso e ainda com a participação de familiáres,...

    Antonieta Curi · March 11, 2013
  • Robb D.

    Some of the stuff is a bit dated (tech-wise) and worn, but overall a fun place to kill an hour or two.

    Robb D. · January 18, 2013
  • Paige W.

    Come early and don't bother with prepaying tickets. You'll still have to stand in line

    Paige Watson · December 28, 2012

    We dare you to visit the planetarium at the Pacific Science Center and count how many star constellations you can recognize. Ask the guide to help you learn more constellations. · November 13, 2012
  • Sarah P.

    butterly exhibit is lovely

    Sarah P · November 9, 2012
  • Jonathan G.

    The lasers shows are fun, but be prepared for some extremely loud bass. It will rock your body, literally. Consider bringing earplugs.

    Jonathan Gordon · September 8, 2012

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