Pacific Science Center

200 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109- Map It
(206) 443-2001
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AAA Editor Notes

Pacific Science Center is at 200 2nd Ave. N. adjacent to the Seattle Center grounds. Exhibits run the gamut here, from a Tropical Butterfly House and Insect Village to Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health & Wellness, where interactive inventions, gadgets and experiences promote exercise, diet and hygiene choices to help ensure lifelong health. Scale-model dinosaurs are set in a Mesozoic-era environment. Other highlights include an interactive planetarium, laser light shows and two IMAX theaters with 3-D capability. Water Works is an outdoor exhibit with pumps, a propeller and a giant water wheel. The High Rail Bicycle teaches riders about the center of mass while taking them on a daring adventure via a rail 1 inch wide and 15 feet above the ground. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
Exhibits $19.75; $17.75 (ages 65+); $14.75 (ages 6-15); $11.75 (ages 3-5). IMAX film $10-$15.50; $9-$14.50 (ages 65+); $8-$13.50 (ages 6-15); $6-$10.50 (ages 3-5). Combination exhibits and IMAX film $25.75-$31.25; $22.75-$28.25 (ages 65+); $18.75-$24.25 (ages 6-15); $13.75-$18.25 (ages 3-5). Combination exhibits and planetarium or matinee laser show $22.75; $20.75 (ages 65+); $17.75 (ages 6-15); $14.75 (ages 3-5). Evening laser shows $10.50 (Fri.-Sun.); $7 (Thurs.).
AAA Benefit:
Save 10% on combination ticket for regular exhibits and IMAX movie. With more than 300 exhibits to explore including tropical butterfly house, insect village, Kids Works, robotic dinosaurs, planetarium, technology and outdoor exhibits, IMAX theatres and more.
Hours: Daily 10-6, mid-June through Labor Day; Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.-Sun. 10-6, rest of year. High Rail Bicycle and other outdoor exhibits open seasonally (weather permitting). Exhibits closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. IMAX closed Christmas.