Field Trips

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A visit to Pacific Science Center is a time-honored tradition for students of all ages. Whether your field trip is an introduction to concepts or the culmination of a curriculum unit, our exhibits and programs provide inquiry-based learning opportunities that engage students and encourage them to explore the world around them. Now is the time to inspire your students' lifelong interest in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Call today to schedule your field trip at (206) 443-2925.


Last chance to book your field trip to POMPEII: The Exhibition. Limited school group time slots are still available for this renowned exhibit. Learn more

We also offer nature-based wetland field trips at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue.

Homeschool groups can visit at a special rate on Homeschool Mondays.

Prices & Packages

To request your field trip, call (206) 443-2925 Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or submit a Field Trip Inquiry Form at least two weeks prior to your desired visit date. We will contact you within two business days to set up your field trip. If you have any questions, contact us at (206) 443-2925.

Washington State School Field Trip Admission Rates
  Preschool Students K-12 Students Teachers/Adult Chaperones
Exhibits Only $5 $7 $7
IMAX Only (documentary length) $5 $6 $7

*Complete Field Trip Package (includes exhibits, one documentary-length IMAX film (2D & 3D), laser show and planetarium show)

$7.50 $9 $9

POMPEII: The Exhibition (includes all permanent exhibits)**

$11   $13  $13

Title 1 School Rate for POMPEII: The Exhibition (includes all permanent exhibits)**

 $10  $12 $12 

POMPEII: The Exhibition plus Greece: Secrets of the Past IMAX film, Fire Mountains of the West video presentation, or a planetarium or laser show**

 $15  $15  $15


Title 1 School Rate for POMPEII: The Exhibition plus Greece: Secrets of the Past IMAX film, Fire Mountains of the West video presentation, or a planetarium or laser show**  

 $14 $14   $14
*Complete Field Trip Package excludes special engagement exhibits and feature-length IMAX films.
**Audio guides for POMPEII: The Exhibition are available for an additional $5 per person.
Chaperone Policy: While we require a minimum ratio of one adult to ten students, the ideal ratio is one adult to five students to ensure a positive learning experience for all guests.
Call (206) 443-2925 for Out-of-State School Admission Rates.

What a Field Trip Includes

The wide range of exhibits and programs at Pacific Science Center allow you to customize your field trip to best complement your science curriculum and help your students get the most out of their visit. Maximize your experience by choosing the Complete Field Trip Package, which includes admission into our permanent exhibits and any combination of the following: one documentary IMAX film, a laser light show and a planetarium show.

The information below includes details about what may be available to you on your visit. Please review this information to help plan your time and complete the Field Trip Inquiry Form:

For more information about field trip offerings, call (206) 443-2925.

Prepare For Your Class Visit

The following information will help you prepare for your field trip:

To get the most out of your visit, review our exhibit pre-visit materials and educator guides under Education Resources.

For your convenience, you can order school group lunches from our Fountains Café. To order lunches for your class, submit a School Group Lunch Order Form at least 3 business days before your field trip. Payment is due at the time of pick-up.

On the day of your visit, bring a completed Teacher Admission Worksheet to the ticket booth, along with one payment for the entire group.

Washington State Content Standards

Pacific Science Center strives to make connections between the experiences guests have with our exhibits and programs with other learning experiences in everyday life. A field trip is valuable because it connects the learning in and out of school and aligns with Washington State Content Standards.

These resources illustrate how our exhibits and programs are aligned with and reinforce Washington State Content Standards:

To get the most out of your visit, review our exhibit pre-visit materials and educator guides under Education Resources.

As Washington state moves towards the adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards we will be updating our resources to demonstrate where our exhibits and programs reinforce the learning expectations outlined in the new standards.

School Group Visit & Transportation Assistance

School Group Financial Assistance

School group financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Call (206) 443-2925 for details.

Transportation Assistance

Free Bus Transportation for Seattle Schools

Public and private school groups in grades K-12 within the Seattle Public School District boundaries are eligible for free bus transportation, courtesy of PEMCO Insurance. To find out more, call (206) 443-2925. Learn more

Schools on Trains

For $15, school groups can ride Amtrak Cascades anywhere between Bellingham and Portland. For $30, school groups can travel to and from Washington State to cities south of Portland. Learn more

Preview a Field Trip Before You Book!

If you would like to visit Pacific Science Center before scheduling a field trip, complete the form below and we will send you a postcard that includes a coupon for one free educator exhibit and documentary IMAX admission. On your visit, stop by our Information Desk to pick up a teacher packet that contains field trip information and another free teacher admission for when you book your field trip!

You can also submit this form if you would like to receive email updates on educator opportunities at Pacific Science Center.

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