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The Pacific Science Center at Seattle Center

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Science Museums, Natural History Museums, School Trip, Educational, Touristy, Volunteer/Charity
200 2nd Avenue North, Seattle, WA
URL: The Pacific Science Center...  Phone: 206-443-2001
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Activity Overview

The Pacific Center opens up a world of discovery and learning to children and parents alike. This is an interactive museum that covers a range of scientific topics. They run a variety of educational programs and even take learning on the road with their science vans. Their two IMAX screens are sure to delight and make you feel like you are right there in the middle of things. There is plenty more to enjoy on the 7.1 acre site as well including five buildings filled with different exhibits, a tropical Butterfly House, a planetarium and laser light shows.

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  • The exhibits here are admittedly more geared towards children though there are others which aim more at adults. There is a lot to enjoy at the planetarium shows for all ages as they make a great effort to be informative and entertaining at the same time.
  • And no one will be left unimpressed by the Boeing and PACCAR IMAX Theatres; this is one of the few locations in the world that has more than one IMAX! The main building itself is also of interest having been designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the same man who designed the original World Trade Center in New York, for the World's Fair in 1962.

The Pacific Science Center at Seattle Center Insider Tips

  • The Science Center is just one of a bunch of great attractions you can enjoy at the Seattle Center; you could easily spend a day here with all there is to do. The Space Needle is an icon of the city rising 605 feet into the air and containing a revolving restaurant!
  • The International Fountain is particularly fun in winter when its many jets cool passers-by. Music and film fans should also head to the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum.

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