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Pacific Science Center

Science Museum and Museum
Lower Queen Anne, Seattle
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    "Architecturally awesome, the laser shows are great and worth seeing."(8 Tips)
    Eppy T.
    "Butterfly house is perfect during flu season"(4 Tips)
    "planetarium and weekend laser light shows."(5 Tips)
    Peter d.
    "Amazing place to check out, the IMAX theater is impressive."(4 Tips)
111 Tips and reviews
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  • Korry P.
    Korry PearlAugust 18
    It's all expensive
  • Mark B.
    Mark BAugust 6
    Nice museum with fewer crowds. Somewhat older and has a lot of space that seems under-utilized. Kind of spread out. Special exhibit of Terra Cotta Warriors from China was awesome.
  • Michael C.
    The exhibits are a lot of fun for the little ones. Charging extra for exhibits is for the birds though.
  • Kent F.
    Excellent touring exhibits like the Terracotta Warriors.
  • Rose J.
    Rose JangFebruary 14
    Definitely geared towards kids. Still fun as an adult though!
  • Deb
    DebOctober 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything Science.
  • Mel L.
    Mel LandquistSeptember 25, 2016
    This place is so great to take kids to get some energy out.
  • Veronica L.
    Veronica LawSeptember 17, 2016
    Everything is super interactive. They encourage touching and playing by default. The insect spot was a big hit and we always stop in at the butterfly pavilion which is a hit for me and the kids.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherSeptember 12, 2016
    Butterfly house is perfect during flu season
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogSeptember 9, 2016
    Amazing place to check out, the IMAX theater is impressive.
  • A
    AJuly 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the naked mole rat colony and the indoor / outdoor beehive.
  • Summer O.
    Summer OleksyJuly 18, 2016
    Check the exhibition exhibits before your visit and check if there is an extra fee for exhibitions.
  • David H.
    David HerreraJune 23, 2016
    I suppose this was a nice family friendly place it just wasnt what I excpected. I suppose I should have done my own research on the place before attending
  • J.R. H.
    J.R. HancockMay 28, 2016
    At the folk life fest. Very nice.
  • Denise F.
    Denise FMarch 20, 2016
    Good museum for kids, very interactive and lots of fun for kids. Imax cinema is awesome.
  • B S.
    B SFFebruary 19, 2016
    Aged and thin exhibits. Needs major facelift.
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurJanuary 28, 2016
    The Pacific Science Center may have a stuffy sounding name, but you’ll change your mind about that as soon as you experience its World’s Fair architectureplanetarium and weekend laser light shows. Read more
  • Brian F.
    Brian FlockNovember 28, 2015
    Become a member. Totally worth it. Great indoor play area for kids on a dreary Seattle weekend.
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenAugust 20, 2015
    Great place for a science center on the pacific!
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderAugust 1, 2015
    Too many kids!!! This is essentially a children's museum.
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.July 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The traveling exhibits are always fun and educational!
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SwisherJuly 8, 2015
    Cool exhibits, fun for kids and families
  • cheryl b.
    cheryl berklichJune 9, 2015
    The IMAX is amazing!
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.June 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Some fun and interactive exhibits. Check out the IMAX!
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SwisherMay 30, 2015
    Cool place for kids and adults
  • Sabra N.
    Sabra NelsonMay 21, 2015
    Everything great for families bring a lunch and have fun!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CorneMay 17, 2015
    Great fun for the kids. Good family outing.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanMay 15, 2015
    Aging but great. Worth the day it will take to see it.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SApril 25, 2015
    Surprisingly not that impressive considering the price
  • Gokul B.
    Gokul BalakrishnanOctober 27, 2014
    The featured exhibit now is Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PanoshOctober 26, 2014
    Go see the Michael Jackson lazer show!
  • Marce
    MarceOctober 26, 2014
    Bugs! Eeewww!
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn POctober 12, 2014
    Go here at night and check out the fountain nearby. Romantic spot to chat.
  • Louis G.
    Louis GardinoSeptember 6, 2014
    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.
  • Bashayer K.
    Bashayer KhalidAugust 26, 2014
    It's very disappointed to pay almost $100 for my family while everything is out of order!!!
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best IMAX (and cheapest, if you have a Microsoft Prime card).
  • Nas B.
    Nas BenaliAugust 17, 2014
    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.
  • G
    GAugust 10, 2014
    Architecturally awesome, the laser shows are great and worth seeing. But the butterfly house are my personal favorite.
  • Tacia C.
    Tacia ColemanAugust 9, 2014
    Awesome museums and constant events going on. Try the new food court. A little spendy, but lots of different options.
  • Jesse P.
    Jesse PenicoAugust 7, 2014
    Check out the tropical butterfly garden.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FingerAugust 7, 2014
    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!
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    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
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SvetinAugust 3, 2014
    Do not forget to ask for a AAA discount on exhibition tickets if you do not plan on buying an annual membership.
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn McVayJuly 7, 2014
    Fun place for the kids and the Spy exhibit (limited duration) is awesome for adults too.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 30, 2013
    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.
  • Lloyd B.
    Lloyd BagtasNovember 19, 2013
    IMAX movies for $5.50 with the Prime Card.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LambertOctober 26, 2013
    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.
  • Ivan T.
    Ivan TarapovOctober 19, 2013
    Laser show is a major improvement over what I've seen two years ago. Highly recommended. They could turn up the volume, though.
  • John D.
    John DaySeptember 30, 2013
    Very cool. Worth taking kids of all ages
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauSeptember 26, 2013
    Animatronic dinosaurs!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SzaboSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Moving dinos,imax,planetarium,laser shows,playground,exhibitions you choose
  • Rod B.
    Rod BrooksAugust 29, 2013
    Beatles laser show is way cool!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KruegerJuly 4, 2013
    Lots and lots of fun. We had a great time and learned a lot.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Make sure you try the sushi at Wasabi Bistro on the corner of 2nd Ave and Bell Street.
  • Diana P.
    Diana PJuly 1, 2013
    Make sure you try the sushi at Wasabi Bistro on the corner of 2nd Ave and Bell Street.
  • John C.
    John ClarkeMay 24, 2013
    Best IMAX theater in Seattle
  • Haley L.
    Haley LarsonApril 7, 2013
    Mole rats... very cool
  • Reid L.
    Reid LarsonApril 7, 2013
    Check out the dinos... Very cool!
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis H.March 20, 2013
    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.
  • Bori 2.
    Bori 206March 15, 2013
    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.
  • Robb D.
    Robb D.January 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the stuff is a bit dated (tech-wise) and worn, but overall a fun place to kill an hour or two.
  • Paige W.
    Paige WatsonDecember 28, 2012
    Come early and don't bother with prepaying tickets. You'll still have to stand in line
    TruthorDare.usNovember 13, 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.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PNovember 9, 2012
    butterly exhibit is lovely
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GordonSeptember 8, 2012
    The lasers shows are fun, but be prepared for some extremely loud bass. It will rock your body, literally. Consider bringing earplugs.
  • Alicia H.
    Alicia HJuly 27, 2012
    Save time and buy tickets online (at home or on your phone). No need to print tickets, they can do that for you at the Will Call window. Lines were reeeally long when we went.
  • Avery B.
    Avery BerschauerJuly 11, 2012
    Adults and children can have a blast here. The IMAX movies are great!
  • Robby D.
    Robby DelawareJuly 8, 2012
    Seattle's Pacific Science Center was designed in the 1960s by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who would later design New York City's World Trade Center.
  • Robby D.
    Robby DelawareJuly 8, 2012
    At the entrance to the Pacific Science Center, they have this courtyard with pools of water. In the pools are dinosaurs.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BanksJune 15, 2012
    #3 on the Transitions Optical top ten sights to see in Seattle on
  • Do N.
    Do NguyenJune 9, 2012
    IMAX Theater, yes please.
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos BléJune 1, 2012
    King Tut's exhibit is incredible
  • Kim H.
    Kim HuaMay 28, 2012
    King Tut exhibit
  • Marci M.
    Marci MeirApril 23, 2012
    The water area is fun for the kids even in the middle of a cold overcast day in the middle of March!! :D
  • Transitions® lenses
    Transitions® lensesApril 18, 2012
    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
    Transitions® lensesApril 18, 2012
    This not-for-profit museum offers hands-on exhibits for the whole family! Born at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, it's the first U.S museum founded as a science a technology center. #seemoresights
  • Barbara A.
    Barbara AFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Platinum membership gives you 6 tickets to every imax film. membership discounts are available for employees of some companies.
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetJanuary 31, 2012
    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
  • Alison B.
    Alison BazeleyJanuary 14, 2012
    Use your AAA card and save. Discount was 10% on a family membership.
  • DeAnna
    DeAnnaJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    wear shorts and T shirts in the butterfly house. Its hot in there...
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PangOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the monorail to PSC from Downtown Seattle. Only $2 each way.
  • David
    DavidOctober 9, 2011
    The lasar shows are cool. Daft punk, Michael Jackson, the Beatles. Great experience
  • Ami W.
    Ami WangAugust 20, 2011
    A really cool insect exhibit and butterfly garden!
  • SeattleMonorail
    SeattleMonorailAugust 17, 2011
    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.
  • Bumbershoot
    BumbershootAugust 15, 2011
    Always a great place to check out if you have some time during your Bumbershoot day!
  • Julia W.
    Julia W.June 26, 2011
    Best place to bring kids.. or be a big kid yourself
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    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
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BeasleyMarch 26, 2011
    More like a childrens museum. However the butterfly garden made it worth it.
  • Care H.
    Care HFebruary 7, 2011
    After 5pm on weekends, pay just $5 for adult admission; free for kids under 3.
  • Phil
    PhilJanuary 16, 2011
    Yearly train show is great for kids young and old
  • Sally S.
    Sally SloleyJanuary 16, 2011
    ar least 3 elongated penny machines
  • James H.
    James HollidayJanuary 15, 2011
    Garrison Titan, Mandalorian Mercs & Alpha Base rocks!!!!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FongDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    very fun Mindbender Mansion now available at the PSC.
  • NASA
    NASADecember 7, 2010
    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
  • Eva-Lise C.
    Eva-Lise CarlstromNovember 18, 2010
    Mindbendere Mansion through 1/2/10
  • The Seattle Times
    The Seattle TimesAugust 10, 2010
    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" is coming to the Pacific Science Center Oct. 23 - Jan. 30. Read more
  • Derek E.
    Derek EskensJuly 19, 2010
    Plan for a long day. This place is huge.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 16, 2010
    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by
  • Paul B.
    Paul BalcerakApril 16, 2010
    HUBBLE 3D!!!
    HISTORYApril 7, 2010
    This hands-on museum features IMAX movies and laser shows, plus ever-changing exhibits that include displays on dinosaurs, whales, robots and much more.
  • Holly N.
    Holly NicholsApril 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • Shrtfatwhiteguy
    ShrtfatwhiteguyMarch 31, 2010
    Amazing weather today!
  • Chase N.
    Chase NunesMarch 21, 2010
    Best IMAX 3D theater in town!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BeegleMarch 9, 2010
    Great place to watch 3D IMAX films. Fairly expensive, but worth it for the experience.
  • Andy T.
    Andy TilloMarch 7, 2010
    No need for even a small coat inside. Leaving it in the car is just fine as it is toasty throughout.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BombergerFebruary 14, 2010
    The butterfly exhibit is wonderful!
  • barrynstein
    barrynsteinDecember 31, 2009
    See The Wizard of Oz synced up with Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon in Laser Dome on Halloween
  • Jamie F.
    Jamie FendersonDecember 1, 2009
    Great Toddler's play area. They actually enforce height restriction, unlike Bellevue Square. Butterfly place is nice a nice WARM retreat in winter. Read more
  • L G.
    L GinerJuly 22, 2013
    Muy padre para los niños!
  • Antonieta C.
    Antonieta CuriMarch 11, 2013
    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,...
  • Jane P.
    Jane PerepechMarch 6, 2012
    Для деток просто класс!
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