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Pacific Science Center
  • 200 2nd Ave N

    Seattle, WA 98109

  • Phone: 206-443-2001

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The Pacific Science Center is a great place for the entire family to learn about the natural world in an entertaining way. Children love games and demonstrations about physical science; exhibits displaying dinosaurs, insects, computers and robots, and the human body will bring science and natural history to life right before your eyes. Animal exhibits, which tend to be everyone's favorite, let visitors watch animals such as the naked mole rat, which is the only known cold-blooded mammal. In the butterfly house, museum-goers are surrounded by thousands of butterflies, who often land on those wearing bright colors and standing very still.







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"Calling all film buffs! The Pacific Science Center is a great spot to catch IMAX films (arrive early, though; the Center has a no-late-seating policy for both theaters)."

Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The Pacific Science Center is a family-friendly destination that helps kids learn while having fun. Science and natural history thrive at this entertaining, hands-on venue.

Best for Attractions near KeyArena at Seattle Center Because: The Pacific Science Center proves an ideal place to pass an afternoon--playing interactive games, watching an IMAX ad exploring educational exhibits.

Best for Attractions near the Convention Center Because: Visitors of all ages get "wowed" by the Pacific Science Center, an informational and entertaining museum that features dazzling exhibitions and an IMAX theater.

Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Pacific Science Center means hands-on activities, IMAX films and exhibits that will thrill the whole family.

Best for Museums Because: The Pacific Science Center provides family-friendly fun in an educational atmosphere. Enjoy exhilarating hands-on exhibits plus IMAX films.

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The Pacific Science Center offers hands-on activities plus an Insect Zoo and an IMAX theater that will delight visitors of all ages