Support Pacific Science Center

Become a Member and join us in moving science, math and technology forward.
Membership supports 10% of Pacific Science Center’s total operating expenses, including engaging educational exhibits, IMAX movies, and floor programs at our main campus in Seattle, at Mercer Slough Environmental Education in Bellevue and in communities throughout Washington state. Every Membership purchased helps us build a community where children and adults are empowered by science. Please view our Membership Calendar for information on can’t-miss exhibits, movies and exclusive events.

Give the gift of science.

Membership at Pacific Science Center makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Call (206) 443-2924 to learn more.

Pacific Science Center Members receive the following benefits for one full year:

  • Free admission to permanent exhibits, as well as matinee planetarium shows and laser shows.
  • Free passes to documentary IMAX movies.
  • Discounts on feature-length IMAX movies and special engagement exhibits and free tickets starting at the Platinum level.
  • Free admission to over 290 science centers through the ASTC Passport Program. See our list of participating institutions and restrictions.
  • Free subscription to our quarterly newsletter Discover Pacific Science Center, the Membership Monthly Calendar of Events and our weekly e-newsletter
  • One-year subscription to Popular Science Magazine (Value $9)**
  • Free invitations to exclusive Member Previews of special engagement exhibits and IMAX movies.
  • Discounts at the Pacific Science Center Store, café and IMAX concessions, as well as on educational camps and programs, including birthday parties.

Introducing the flex guest pass. A flexible guest is a permanent unnamed guest on the Membership that may accompany any listed Member throughout the year. Flex guest passes are available in addition to the single use guest day passes which come with every Membership.

Levels of Membership

$69 Individual | Fully Tax Deductible

  • Covers one adult Member
  • One Membership card
  • 3 free documentary IMAX movie passes
  • 2 free permanent exhibit guest passes

$89 Dual | Fully Tax Deductible

  • Covers 2 Members (one Member must be an adult)
  • 2 Membership cards
  • 6 free documentary IMAX movie passes
  • 2 free permanent exhibit guest passes

$109 Family | Fully Tax Deductible

  • Covers 2 adults and up to 6 youths (ages 3-18)
  • 2 Membership cards, which can be used by anyone listed on the Membership with valid ID
  • 15 free documentary IMAX movie passes
  • 8 free permanent exhibit guest passes (Over $100 value!)

$250 Platinum | $70 is Tax Deductible

  • Covers 2 adults and up to 6 youths (ages 3-18)
  • 2 Membership cards, which can be used by anyone listed on the Membership with valid ID
  • 20 free documentary IMAX movie passes
  • 12 free feature-length IMAX movie passes
  • 12 free permanent exhibit guest passes
  • Invitations to VIP events

$500 Titanium | $225 is Tax Deductible

  • Covers 2 adults and up to 6 youths (ages 3-18)
  • 2 Membership cards, which can be used by anyone listed on the Membership with valid ID
  • 25 free documentary IMAX movie passes
  • 18 feature-length IMAX movie passes
  • 18 free permanent exhibit guest passes
  • 5 free admissions to use the Harmonograph
  • Recognition in The Annual Report and on the Contributor Wall

Memberships are non-refundable tax-deductible charitable donations.
All named Members can utilize the Membership benefits with the Member number and valid ID.
At least one Member must be present to use Membership.
Membership cards are not required for all named Members at time of entry.
All passes expire at the end of your Membership term.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Who can go on my Membership?

A Membership consists of individuals living in a single household. Every Membership must have at least one adult. Starting at the Family level, Memberships are made up of 2 adults and up to 6 youths (ages 3-18). All Members must be listed at time of purchase and Member names cannot be switched out until the next renewal.

How can I add grandparents and babysitters to my Membership?

To cover anyone outside of the Member household, we have introduced the Flex guest pass. A Flex guest is a permanent unnamed guest on the Membership that may accompany any listed Member throughout the year. Flex guest passes are available in addition to the one-time-use-only guest passes which come with every Membership.

Starting at the Dual level, Memberships can have up to two Flex adults and up to two Flex youths for $30 dollars each.

When will I receive my Membership Cards?

Our new system conversion comes with brand new and improved Membership cards. These cards will make checking in and booking tickets a much faster and more efficient process, so don’t forget them when you visit! You will receive a temporary Membership card upon your initial purchase that you can use until your permanent cards arrive.

We will be sending Membership Cards out 2-3 weeks after purchase for the two adults listed on the account. To conserve resources, only two cards will be printed per account. However, anyone on the account can use these cards to check in and book tickets.

If a card is lost or stolen we will reprint cards for a $2 reprint fee.

Do I need my cards to visit Pacific Science Center?

No, with a photo ID we can search your personal information in our system. However, with our brand new point of sale system having Membership card present makes the process of checking in much quicker. So, we ask everyone to please have Membership cards and photo ID ready when checking in.

How do I use my passes?

Passes for guests, documentary films, feature films, planetarium and lasers shows are all stored electronically. You can access these passes by logging in and purchasing tickets online, over the phone, or in person.

Are there any discounts on Memberships?

Yes, we offer a 10% discount for Military, educators and AAA members (if it is their first time joining).

We also offer a 20% discount for employees of our corporate sponsors. Ask your employer, call (206) 443-2924 or email membership@pacsci.org to find out if you qualify.

Proof is required for discounts at time of purchase. Proof can include anything from a staff id badge to an email from an employee email address. For a full list of proofs call (206) 443-2924 or email membership@pacsci.org.

We only accept one discount or special offer per Membership.

Can I get a refund on my Membership or transfer it to a friend?

No, Memberships are non-refundable non-transferable charitable donations to Pacific Science Center.

How do I use the ASTC reciprocal museum program?

Pacific Science Center Membership allows you to visit any ASTC museum for free. There are two restrictions to this rule: one, the museum must be at least 90 miles AWAY from pacific Science Center’s address. Two, the museum must be at least 90 miles AWAY from your home address. For a full list of ASTC museums click here.

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Discovery Circle
Pacific Science Center’s leading group of individual contributors, Discovery Circle, provides important operating support that allows the Science Center to offer engaging exhibits, movies, and programs to over one million children, families and adults each year in our region and beyond. As leadership contributors to Pacific Science Center, Discovery Circle Members receive special access to our movies, exhibits and programs.

If you are interested in supporting Pacific Science Center at a leadership giving level while still receiving the benefits of Membership, become a Discovery Circle Member today! For questions about Discovery Circle or to join by phone, call us at (206) 269-5717 or email jnorthrup@pacsci.org.


Giving Levels For Discovery Circle

Linnaeus Level | $1,200-$2,499
  • Free admission to all exhibits and IMAX® films, along with 5 free guests with each visit
  • Invitations to exclusive opening exhibit receptions and screenings of IMAX® feature films
  • Invitations to annual events like the Model Railroad Show preview and Halloween Party
  • Designated concierge to assist with visits and ticketing
  • Subscription (3 issues) to Discover Pacific Science Center
  • Reciprocal admission to over 250 museums nationwide
  • Discounts at the Pacific Science Center Store, cafe, and IMAX concessions, as well as on educational camps, programs and birthday parties.
  • Recognition in The Annual Report and on the Contributor Wall
  • $155 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.

A gift of $1,200 covers one week’s release of butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly House.

Byron Level | $2,500-$4,999

All Linnaeus level benefits, plus:

  • Special exhibit-related book (based on availability)
  • Behind-the-scenes IMAX tour
  • $175 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.

A gift of $2,500 sends 15 elementary classes to Mercer Slough for a Pacific Science Center Wetland Naturalist field trip program.

Sagan Level | $5,000-$9,999

All Byron level benefits, plus:

  • 2 free tickets to a Destination Discovery travel opportunity within Washington State
  • $250 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.

A gift of $5,000 supports one Discovery Corps teen for a year. Discovery Corps is a youth development program that connects youth with Pacific Science Center’s mission while equipping them with valuable skills for the future.

Menten Level | $10,000-$14,999

All Sagan level benefits, plus:

  • One Family Membership to gift to another family or to the charity of your choice
  • One 20-minute Science On Wheels demonstration brought to your home, school or business
  • $260 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.

A gift of $10,000 funds 4 days of our Science On Wheels (SOW) outreach education program, serving 1,240 school children. SOW teachers bring the magic of discovery to schools across Washington State.

Tesla Level | $15,000-$24,999

All Menten level benefits, plus:

  • One birthday party for up to 20 guests at Pacific Science Center
  • One Platinum Membership to gift to another family or to the charity of your choice
  • $331 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.

A gift of $15,000 funds the programs offered by Pacific Science Center at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center for one month, serving 650.

Curie Level | $25,000-$49,999

All Tesla level benefits, plus:

  • Free parking in our Claypool Garage for one year

$391 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.

A gift of $25,000 supports Camps for Curious Minds for one week, serving 150 children.

Newton Level | $50,000 and above

All Curie level benefits, plus:

$391 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.

A gift of $50,000 funds all presentations on the Live Science Demonstration Stage every day for one year.

Corporate Membership

Our Corporate Partners are eligible for discounts on Pacific Science Center Memberships. Become a Corporate Member today. Learn More

**Details regarding the Popular Science subscription will be included in your Member welcome packet that will arrive in the mail to you in a few weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: Popular Science magazine is a publication geared towards adults and young adults alike and as such its articles and advertising reflect that demographic. The articles and ad content of Popular Science do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Pacific Science Center.