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.

Ignite Your Curiosity at Pacific Science Center

Featured Experiences

Fall Forward

Curiosity is in the air at PacSci—it’s time to fall forward! 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!
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Featured Exhibits

Portal to Current Research

Wildfire, Now Open
Discover wildfire’s important role in the ecology of some forests.
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Tinker Tank

Test your hypotheses and create your own innovations.
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VR Experiences

Try an awe-inspiring collection of immersive, VR experiences.
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Tropical Butterfly House

Enjoy year-round sunshine and hundreds of butterflies from the tropics.
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The Studio: Science in Action

Learn about data, where it comes from, and what happens after it’s collected.
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Science On a Sphere at Pacific Science Center

Science On a Sphere

See dynamic, animated images of the earth on a six-foot illuminated sphere.
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Wellbody Academy

Discover how personal choices affect health and well being.
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Living Exhibits

From Naked Mole Rats to Civilized Seeds, see our rare animals and plants.
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More Exhibits

Body Works

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.

Sonic Bloom

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.

Pollinator Garden

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.

Science Playground

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.

Outdoor Exhibits

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.

Insect Village

Giant robotic insects, interactive exhibits and live animal displays give you a close-up look at the world of insects and other arthropods.

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.