Exhibits at Pacific Science Center
Explore new and favorite exhibits and experiences at PacSci and ignite your curiosity. There is something new and different everyday with programs, new animals, and rotating shows.
Launch rockets and create electric circuits in Tinker Tank. Immerse yourself in the lush Tropical Butterfly House full of hundreds of beautiful, free-flying tropical butterflies. Enter new realities in our one-of-a-kind VR experiences.
Connect with local changemakers, see developments as they unfold, and be among the first to try experimental and emerging technologies, all fall long. Catch what’s now and what’s next before it’s gone!
In a data-driven world we rely on charts and graphs to help us make sense of the information that shapes our reality, but which are trustworthy? Check out this virtual exhibit, created by PacSci with the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, to learn more about some of the common ways data visualizations can be accidentally distorted or intentionally manipulated and why that matters. View the virtual exhibit
Facts In the Time of COVID-19
During a pandemic it’s more important than ever to avoid falling for or spreading misinformation and disinformation. But with so much new and changing information, how do you know what to trust? PacSci has teamed up with the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public to help you navigate COVID-19 and the 24-hour news cycle. Learn more
Curiosity Never Closes: Support PacSci
While we are closed to the public, we are still serving the community. We depend on support from you.
PacSci COVID-19 Updates
Pacific Science Center is temporarily closed in compliance with State and County guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will reopen as soon as it is safe, approved, and possible.
Please check the Guest Health and Safety section on our website for our most current hours, as well as program and event updates.
Test your reaction time. See how much energy you produce on the Calorie Bicycles. Play games in the Nutrition Cafe and other interactive exhibits. Body Works is all about you.
Just for Tots
An area for the smallest scientists! Experiment with water at the stream table and more.
Just outside the Boeing IMAX Theater, Sonic Bloom is a solar-powered art installation created in collaboration with Seattle City Light. Sonic Bloom is accessible 24 hours a day, no ticket required.
Look for local hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles, and bumblebees while learning about pollination. More than 50 species of Washington-native plants provide food and habitat for pollinators that visit Pacific Science Center’s grounds.
Civilized Seeds: A History of People and Plants
Meet plants that produce apples, hops, tea, spices, blue dye, aspirin, paper, and other useful products. Discover how people have chosen plant traits throughout history.
Puget Sound Model
Explore the science of northwest Washington’s largest and ecologically diverse estuary, the Puget Sound. See real tides and currents in action at the 100 sq. ft. scale model of the sound.
How does an electric motor work? What does a gyroscope do? Who wins the bubble race? Find the answers to these questions and more in the Science Playground.
Spin a two-ton granite ball with your bare hands, play with water cannons or walk in the giant water wheel in Water Works. Nearby, ride the High Rail Bicycle 15 ft. above the ground — on a rail only one inch wide! Open seasonally, weather permitting.
Saltwater Tide Pool
See and touch live Puget Sound animals in the saltwater tide pool.
Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time
Travel back to in time to meet dinosaurs from the Mesozoic Era, stand in the footprint of a giant duckbill dinosaur and take control of the Pneumoferrosaurus to see how animatronic dinosaurs work.
Accessibility at PacSci
Pacific Science Center is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive space for all people, and is dedicated to offering accessibility for all our guests and making your visit both comfortable and memorable.
Members Get More
Ignite your curiosity day after day! Members enjoy unlimited free admission for a year, discounts on events and programs, invitations to exclusive events, as well as passes and discounts on IMAX and Laser shows, and ticketed VR experiences.
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