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Pacific Science Center, Seattle

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Conceived and built as one of the centerpieces of the 1962 World's Fair, Pacific Science Center stands as one of Seattle's primary attractions. Though its physical appearance, replete with distinctive arches, is a mainstay of the city's central area, the museum's displays draw many visitors every year. You can see everything from animatronic dinosaurs and gigantic insects to ocean ecosystems and a colony of naked mole rats. Visit the planetarium, interact with butterflies in the butterfly house, or catch a special documentary or presentation on one of the center's IMAX movie screens. Kids can learn a great deal about the natural world through many hands-on experiments and labs. Make Pacific Science Center a part of your Seattle vacation plans using our Seattle itinerary planner.
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  • We did not plan on visiting here but are glad we did on the spur of the moment. We are both in our 50's and spent about 4 hours here just playing and having fun. I would really like to have some of th...  read more »
  • This place is amazing! Extremely hands-on and interactive which keeps even the most ADHD child intrigued. They can basically touch everything! We took our 3 year old niece and she was in love. Obvious...  read more »
  • Actually this activity it enjoyed more children and young people. It is a clean area with many interesting things to see and learn.
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  • The Pacific Science Center is fun for even Adults! Great place the exhibits were fun even with cheesy things like the dinosaurs and the butterfly exhibit was by far the best exhibit there. I attended a laser show Queen themed which was very fun and I highly recommend it if your there! I also checked out the " Art of the Brick" special exhibit and it was amazing!! If you go you must check it out it's worth it!
  • I'm a grown ass man and this place was a blast to hang out at. There are so many cool things to learn and play around with here it'll keep you and your kids entertained for hours. By far the best attraction from my Seattle city pass.
  • I love science, but as childless adults, we didn't feel part of the target demographic. The exhibits were well done but clearly tailored to children and their parents. I would have appreciated a little more depth in the information. However, this looks like a great place to take your kids and introduce them to the wonders of science.
  • This is a must see for kids. There's lots of fun interactive displays for the kids that can be even more useful with a well informed parent to explain the science behind the fun. Either way, PSC is a great attraction. Better yet, it's one of attractions for the Seattle CityPass.
  • Fun stuff to do, but lack-luster. Very expensive to enter and doesn't include main attraction (legos at the time) or the Imax. Every exhibit is self-service and underwhelming. Good concept for a science center, but I have been to many better ones.
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