Pacific Science Center

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
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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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  • mole

    This hands-on museum features IMAX movies and laser shows, plus ever-changing exhibits that include displays on dinosaurs, whales, robots and much more.

    HISTORY · April 7, 2010
  • NASA

    Visit the Willard Smith Planetarium for shows, star parties, and information about the universe. Don't forget to visit the Pacific Science Center's Science on a Sphere, located just outside the doors. Read more

    NASA · December 7, 2010
  • The Seattle Times

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" is coming to the Pacific Science Center Oct. 23 - Jan. 30. Read more

    The Seattle Times · August 10, 2010
  • Michelle B.

    The butterfly exhibit is wonderful!

    Michelle Bomberger · February 14, 2010
  • Andrew B.

    Great place to watch 3D IMAX films. Fairly expensive, but worth it for the experience.

    Andrew Beegle · March 9, 2010
  • Seattle Met

    Tut’s record-setting attendance was challenged—twice—in the past year by 150 Picassos at SAM, and Harry Potter film props and costumes at PSC. Only time will tell if mummies can compete with Muggles. Read more

    Seattle Met · January 31, 2012
  • SeattleMonorail

    One of my favorite places to explore! Great exhibits, friendly staff, and awesome experiences for people of all-ages! Some of Seattle's best exhibits have been featured here.

    SeattleMonorail · August 17, 2011
  • Andy T.

    No need for even a small coat inside. Leaving it in the car is just fine as it is toasty throughout.

    Andy Tillo · March 7, 2010
  • Jenn P.

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

    Jenn P · October 12, 2014
  • Derek E.

    Plan for a long day. This place is huge.

    Derek Eskens · July 19, 2010
  • Dora

    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by

    Dora · July 16, 2010
  • Lauren B.

    More like a childrens museum. However the butterfly garden made it worth it.

    Lauren Beasley · March 26, 2011
  • James H.

    Garrison Titan, Mandalorian Mercs & Alpha Base rocks!!!!

    James Holliday · January 15, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion, an attraction at the 1962 World’s Fair. The same architect later designed the World Trade Center in New York. Read more

    K12 Inc · June 16, 2011
  • Paul B.

    HUBBLE 3D!!!

    Paul Balcerak · April 16, 2010
  • Shrtfatwhiteguy

    Amazing weather today!

    Shrtfatwhiteguy · March 31, 2010
  • Chase N.

    Best IMAX 3D theater in town!

    Chase Nunes · March 21, 2010
  • 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
  • Haley L.

    Mole rats... very cool

    Haley 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
  • Kim H.

    King Tut exhibit

    Kim Hua · May 28, 2012
  • Transitions® lenses

    Vote for the Pacific Science Center as one of Seattle’s top landmarks & enter to win a trip to the Galapagos Islands! #seemoresights

    Transitions® lenses · April 18, 2012
  • DeAnna

    wear shorts and T shirts in the butterfly house. Its hot in there...

    DeAnna · January 4, 2012
  • Rebecca P.

    Take the monorail to PSC from Downtown Seattle. Only $2 each way.

    Rebecca Pang · October 24, 2011
  • Bumbershoot

    Always a great place to check out if you have some time during your Bumbershoot day!

    Bumbershoot · August 15, 2011
  • Sally S.

    ar least 3 elongated penny machines

    Sally Sloley · January 16, 2011
  • Alex F.

    very fun Mindbender Mansion now available at the PSC.

    Alex Fong · December 30, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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