Visitors can enjoy five buildings of hands-on science exhibits and activities
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About This Deal
- Located under the arches, Pacific Science Center brings science to life through hands-on exhibits and activities including the Tropical Butterfly House, virtual and augmented reality, planetarium shows, live science shows and more.
- Onsite cafeteria: yes
- Transportation: James Albert Claypool Memorial Garage on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Denny Way
- Free admission for children under three
Child and youth tickets available
Through March 22, 2020, Pacific Science Center will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except for holidays. Click here for up to date hours and closure information.
- As of March 12, 2020, Pacific Science Center will remain closed in accordance with Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s prohibition on gatherings of 250 people or more in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. They will reopen as soon as it is safe, approved, and possible. Please check the website for their most current hours here.
About Pacific Science Center
Ignite your curiosity at Pacific Science Center. Discover ground-breaking virtual reality technology, experience new species in the Tropical Butterfly House, celebrate the latest in scientific research, travel out of this world during a planetarium show and more. New discoveries for all ages, every day.
- Permanent Mainstay: View educational and interactive demonstrations of atmospheric processes at Science On a Sphere, a six-foot sphere that shows projections and satellite imagery from NASA.
- Expert Knowledge: Explore cutting-edge research from leading local organizations and chat with scientists themselves.
- Don't Miss: The Tropical Butterfly House boasts 4,000 square feet of free-flying butterflies and colorful flowers in a warm and sunny environment year round.
- Hands-On Experiments: In Tinker Tank, kids can launch rockets, experiment with hydraulics, experience the power of earthquakes and much more in this innovative, design workspace.
- Pro Tip: The Willard Smith Planetarium is free for all visitors, but you still need to pick up a ticket before entering.