Plan Your Visit
Living Exhibits at Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center to home to a variety of creatures from Naked Mole Rats to snakes to insects.
Slithery snakes, bold and timid turtles, iguanas and a leopard gecko. Learn what makes reptiles special, and find out about our foster animals available for adoption through Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society.
Can you tell which one is a stick insect and which is a stick? Find the queen bee among the workers. Meet mealworms that also eat plastic. Watch a cockroach shed her skin, plus many other cool insects, spiders and their kin.
These rare and special amphibians never come out of the water. They breathe through their gills and find food in their lake homes. Critically endangered in the wild, they do well in captivity and are cherished by scientists for their ability to regrow damaged body parts.
Stroll through our historic courtyard, designed by Minoru Yamasaki for the 1962 world’s fair. There you will meet plants that humans have cultivated for food, medicine and other products. Discover how people have chosen plant traits throughout history.
Salt Water Tide Pool
When the tide is low and beaches are dry, rocky tide pools trap water and teem with abundant life. Pacific Science Center’s tide pool model provides an opportunity to discover and explore some of the amazing marine life that you might find in a tide pool on a local beach.