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Special Winter Activities All Season Long


Celebrate and explore with your friends and family at PacSci over the holiday season. Create art, try immersive group VR experiences, and be among the first to try experimental and emerging technologies all December long.

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Winter Hours

  • December 23: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • December 24: Open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • December 25: PacSci and IMAX closed
  • December 26 – January 5, 2020: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Activities and Experiences


Blast-off to the outer reaches of the universe and explore planets in our live, immersive shows. Special, winter-themed presentations of Winter Skies are showing throughout December.
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Warm Up in the Tropical Butterfly House

Step into the Tropical Butterfly House and experience a special world with hundreds of free flying butterflies and colorful, fragrant flowers.
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Tinker Tank

Create miniature ugly sweaters, a cardboard gingerbread city, snowy stop motion animations, and decorate the Tinker Tank with lights!
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Early Access Beta: Expedition Titan

Be the first to try this cutting edge VR experience while helping and giving feedback to one of our Startups in Residence.
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Visit PacSci as a Group

Bring the spirit of the season to life for your group. Schedule a group reservation for 10 or more with advance reservations.
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Give the Gift of Curiosity

Purchase a Gift Membership, the gift that keeps on giving.
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Special Events

Experience SNOWZONE

December 21 – January 5, 2020
Experience the magic of winter like never before and step into an artistic light and sound installation with snow.
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Ugly Sweater Weekend

December 20-22
Put on your favorite, ugliest sweater and get festive at Ugly Sweater Weekend at PacSci!
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Snowball Fights

December 21 – January 5, 2020
Challenge your friends and family to a snowball fight in SNOWZONE! Snowball fights occur daily at at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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Guided Nature Walks at Mercer Slough

December 7, 7 p.m.
Explore nature and nocturnal animal adaptations, call owls, listen for nocturnal creatures and participate in hands-on activities.
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IMAX Feature: Gremlins

December 20-22, 7 p.m. 
See this classic ’80s tale of naughty or nice, a thoughtful gift for a child turns into a menacing nightmare.
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IMAX Feature: Elf

December 20-22, 5 p.m. 
Laugh together at Will Farrel’s ridiculous antics as Buddy in Elf.
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December 31, 9 p.m. 
Set your New Year’s Eve ablaze at Spectra, the most sensational New Year’s Eve party in Seattle!
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Model Railroad Show

January 18-20, 2020 
All aboard! Meet dozens of model railroaders and experience these magical displays.
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Members Get More

Become a member and enjoy:
  • Unlimited admission for a full year.
  • Members-only events like previews of new documentaries, after-hours open houses and planetarium shows.
  • Passes for guests, IMAX® documentaries and laser shows.
  • Members-only discounts at the Café, Store and on programs like camps, birthday parties and 21+ events.
  • And much more!

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