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Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington

200 Second Ave N, Seattle, Washington

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Submitted by: Diane J.

it had been a while since my last visit here, and i forgot how child oriented this place was... probably a no brainer but well, sometimes kid stuff can be fun fo...

Submitted by: Megan S.

The In-Laws are in town and we needed a place that little kids and adults would enjoy.  So we went to check out the Science Center and it was a hit. The kids got to play with a ton of stuff and learn about Dinos and the planets (which was about as much as their attention span would allow) and the big kids played with the GIANT Rubik's cube and the Puget Sound exhibit. Since we had 4 adults and 2 kids we were $10 away from the price of a year membership so we got one. WOW with a 1 year $80.00 membership we got:  Memberships for 6 people (my little family plus my sisters!),  5 guest passes,  Free Imax tix, discount on Imax movies (IE. Happy Feet 2) and a ton more.  Totally worth it, especially with a rainy col...

Submitted by: Jonathan M.

As the 107th reviewer, I am sure this one will be the most relevant. With two small children, I have been here many times and with grandparents who have purchased an annual membership, it has been a refuge on rainy days. This place is in need of a serious facelift.  Yes, the children enjoy the semi-working exhibits, and it is fun to see today's children enjoying 1970's technology. The butterfly exhibit is a nice respite on a gray, rainy day as it is a lot cheaper than flying to Hawaii and some of the plantings in the exhibit are pretty cool too. I wish there was more interactive exhibits other than pushing a button.  I know there is no money for a renovation so it is what it is, a nice place to run around wh...

Submitted by: Winnie S.

What a place! Upon entering this magical science kingdom, I lost all inhibitions and frolicked around like a little kid, touching and poking and ooh-ing and ahh-ing at everything. There are multiple exhibits wonderfully designed to enthrall visitors of all ages and backgrounds. There was a planetarium room, a tropical butterfly room (yay), and outdoor design center, a reptile exhibit, a laser show room, etc etc. So many hands-on interactive stations and things to do! I loved it and thought it was worth every dollar ($11 with Boeing discount, originally $14). Laser shows are a half hour long and that was an amazing experience too for just $3! We laid on the floor of the laser auditorium with all the other hip...

Submitted by: Sonny W.

Excellent place for kids.   Came on my Citypass. It is a bit rundown (well, undergoing renovations) but my kid just loved it and--as a geeky person--I love it too....

Submitted by: Danny T.

I do not think I would have ever gone here if not for the CityPass. My girlfriend and I were probably here for no more than 15 minutes; which is weird because I love science! With the CityPass, you get one free IMAX show and the show that we had, we missed by a couple minutes; and you couldn't come into the theate...

Submitted by: shy a.

I'm a nerd. I've wanted to come here for ages. I've begged and attempted to bribe people to join in my geekiness but no one ever took me up on my offer. So, once I again...I'm off to adventure alone! I expected the Pacific Science Center to be bright and shiny, like the Star Trek Enterprise circa 2009 but got circa 1966. I'm not going to complain about that...a bit of nostalgia never hurt anyone. I was sooooo disappointed when I saw that they had the King Tut exhibit plastered all over the walls, but it's not actually in town until 2012. Huh? I get advertising it early but it was very deceptive. On to my review.... I like that you can move through the exhibits in a fluid way, they all spill into each other. ...

Submitted by: Lisa S.

The outside is depressing.  Why don't they fill the pools with water, at least? When we first entered, the fake dinosaur exhibits were also depressing and lackluster.  However, I forced myself to read the signs, and that made the area much more entertaining.  With an open mind, the entire museum lent itself to hours of fun. The live bug section is gross and cool at the same time.  The butterfly pavilion is nifty.  I've always wanted to go in one, but never have.  It's really hot in there, and the blue topped butterflies do their darnedest to evade pictures, but the butterflies were overall beautiful.  Even though you're not supposed to touch them, I saw two kids chasing them around, and one was even trying t...

Submitted by: Liz M.

A bit pricy yes, especially since they were in-between exhibits at the moment and so one building was locked down.  Happily, we had a 2-for-1 coupon from the Entertainment book so total cost for 2 admissions and 2 laser matinees (reviewed separately) was $20.  We walked/took the bus so didn't have to deal with parking which was a blessing since it was FolkLife Festival weekend. The Science Center is a fun place for kids or kid-like adults, with a number of interesting exhibits about cool or interesting science-y things.  The Bodyworks exhibit has some interactive tests, such as the one for color blindness (happy to report that my color vision is perfectly fine, thank you) and depth perception.  The space exh...

Submitted by: Kate S.

This is the type of establishment to bring your kids to. If anything else, the educational programming here is top notch and children will learn something here while having fun! Adults seem to find this place a mixed bag -- but if you remember it's all about hands on learning experiences geared to the kiddos  you can have a good time too. My most recent visit was for their Star Wars exhibit, which had crazy long lines, sold out times, and obnoxiously fully galleries. That said it was one of the COOLEST exhibits I have been too in a long time. Hover cars? mini RTS games for kids? Build your own robots? Hells yes! Not to mention all the costumes and memorabilia. It was extremely well done. The butterfly room i...

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