Located at the Seattle Center , this hands-on museum features IMAX movies and laser shows, in addition to ever-changing ... More
Pacific Science Center
Located at the Seattle Center , this hands-on museum features IMAX movies and laser shows, in addition to ever-changing exhibits that include displays on dinosaurs, whales, robots and much more. Previous exhibits have included a tropical butterfly house and an insect village. This is a fun and educational place to take children but adults will learn a lot and enjoy themselves as well. Check website for ticket prices; package deals are also available. Children under four are not admitted to planetarium shows. There is an on-site cafe as well.
If you have been to a place like Portlands OMSI you will be quite disapointed ,it doesnt even hold hold a match. A city like Seattle should have a World class science center and this is not one... very, very sad.
Called to purchase tickets but because I was a reciprocal member they would not allow me to purchase the discounted exhibit tickets. Since I was out of town and wanted to make sure that I could get tickets before making the trip they would only offer me the full price ticket. It is a shame that they could not be a little more helpful. I visit a lot of science centers and this will not be one that I attend .
My family happily drives from Ellensburg for a day trip. Our whole family loves the experiments and activities, and it really helps us explain how things work to our kids. The exhibits encourage our children to think outside of the box, and actually be interested in math and science.
We especially love the IMAX theater. To be able to see some of your favorite movies on the big screen is one thing, but the big, big screen makes you feel as if you are in the movie, not just watching it.
My four year old daughter and I spent the day at Pacific Science Center. It was about half the size of the Omniplex in Oklahoma City and didn't have anything my four year old hadn't already seen somewhere else. Definitely wasn't crowded (weekday in November) so if you don't like a lot of people that could be a good break from the rest of Seattle. It was okay and I'm glad we went, but we live 50 miles from there and won't be making another trip. If you are in the Seattle area looking for an indoor place to spend the day this is worth the admission price, but don't drive a long distance for it.
first off, parking is hard to find around here but it sooo worth it when you find it!!!! I've been bringing my kids here for the last 8 years and it's still fresh and exciting to us! We love the different Imax movies and the prices are pretty reasonable. My daughter has been to their summer camp before and she loved it!
As someone who grew up in Seattle, one of my favorite places to go was the Pacific Science center. In the early ninties it had all sorts of cool stuff! And it still does...most of which is the same. Save for the "special exhibits" that PSC gets every once in awhile, most of it has stayed mostly unchanged, a fact that is lost on me considering their goal to deliver up to date science education to the masses. What exhibits they DO have that are accurate are rather bare bones and lack polish. Frankly the whole center is just sort of depressing at this point. The ponds that take up a large part of the exterior haven't been filled in close to two years, which is funny because I saw on the news that Microsoft donated around $3,000 to the center for that expressed purpose. I wonder, where did that money go?
On the plus side the staff is great; very friendly and informative. The demonstrations that are put on at the demonstration stage are of particular note, as you can really tell that the demonstraters have a passion for what they're doing, which is wonderful to see. Too bad their talents are lost on a place that may very well go out of business in a few years. The only reason my kids and I go anymore are for the IMAX films, which are always a treat. Other than that, sadly I can't recommend the Science Center to anyone. At least not until some MAJOR work has been done on it.
I love taking visitors to the Pacific Science Center because it is educational, which I as a teacher like. Plus it is a LOT of fun for all ages. Some of the exhibits change, such as the butterfly garden, where butterflies come and land on you. It is a very interactive place. My young nieces, plus my brother, sister, and brother-in-law have all visited. Nobody was bored! There is a great variety in the exhibits also, with something to interest pretty much everyone.
Who knew learning could be so much fun? We loved ALL of the exhibits; virtual reality basketball, riding a bike on the tightrope, and my personal favorite, the butterfly exhibit. A couple of these exoticly colored lovelies even landed on us! We got some great pictures, and memories to last a lifetime. We finished up with an IMAX movie, everyone learned a lot. Definately a day to remember.
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