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Pacific Science Center

Be Curious

“Pacific Science Center (PacSci) ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us.
Born in the spirit of innovation at the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, PacSci has ignited curiosity for more than 60 years. Since its founding as the U.S.’ first science and technology center, PacSci has worked to expand access to science, serve as a vital resource for educators, and fuel discovery and experimentation as a vibrant community laboratory.
Visit PacSci to explore exhibits and immersive STEM experiences, including the Tropical Butterfly House, which houses hundreds of breathtaking butterflies in their tropical habitat; the Planetarium, where guests can explore space through live, immersive presentations; the hands-on Tinker Tank Makerspace, where guests can experiment, innovate, design, and build; and the Salt Water Tide Pool, where guests can get a closer look at local marine life from the Puget Sound. PacSci is also home to the region’s largest IMAX® theaters and Laser Dome.
PacSci is an independent, not-for-profit institution that serves nearly 1 million people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond each year. Look for its iconic arches at the foot of the Space Needle — and for innovative PacSci programming and digital resources at schools, libraries, community centers throughout Washington state and beyond.

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PacSci does not own or manage any parking garages or spaces.


200 2nd Ave N
Seattle, WA



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