Membership

 

Membership Ticket Update

Please note: PacSci has updated ticketing systems. Due to systems upgrades, members wishing to redeem passes or purchase tickets with their member discount between June 13–28 will need to contact Guest Services or (206) 443-2844.

We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to enhance your experience.

Pacific Science Center Membership

We are excited about the future of PacSci and our membership program and are getting ready to relaunch! During our closure, we explored how Pacific Science Center can best serve the community while running a financially sustainable membership program. Just as science continually evolves, so will our programs and operations – including membership.

While PacSci remains closed to the public for general admission our membership sales and renewals are on pause. We anticipate relaunching our membership program by early July and can’t wait for you to join us! If you are interested in purchasing or renewing a membership, please fill out the form below to be the first to know when memberships become available and for an exclusive future deal.

Current Member Update

We are so grateful for the support you have shown PacSci during our closure and this challenging time.

PacSci will apply the value remaining on your membership at the time of our closure to the general public in March 2020 to our new membership benefits. For example, if your membership had one month remaining at the time of PacSci’s facility closure in March 2020, one-month of value will remain to be applied toward member benefits going forward. Renewal sales are not available at this time. We will resume our normal renewal communications after PacSci reopens for general admission.

There are opportunities to use your membership benefits prior to PacSci’s reopening for general admission! These include a discount on our summer camp programs, evening laser shows, feature IMAX films, and member-exclusive virtual programming. Members can also continue to use their ASTC reciprocal admission benefits at qualifying institutions around the world!* Due to systems upgrades, members wishing to redeem passes or purchase tickets with their member discount between June 13–28 will need to contact Guest Services or call (206) 443-2844.

We look forward to sharing an improved online and onsite member experience with you very soon!

 

Curiosity Never Closes

We hope our members will continue experience PacSci through Virtual Field Trips, Curiosity at Home, Science in the City, and other online content through our website.

We are grateful for your support of our journey. Tens of thousands of fans of all ages have participated in the new virtual education programming we’ve provided in the last year. Longtime and new donors supported our mission so we could reach this point in our renewal. We are excited to continue to serve our community—virtually and in person—and to ignite curiosity near and far.

PacSci is almost entirely dependent on support from our community, including individual donors and corporate partnerships. Now, more than ever, we need you to ensure that Curiosity Never Closes! If you would like to support our work during our closure, please consider donating today.

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*Exclusions: (1) science centers & museums located within 90 miles (measured “as the crow flies”) of Pacific Science Center; (2) science centers and museums located within 90 miles of your residence (measured “as the crow flies”). Local restrictions apply. Learn more and view a full list of ASTC Travel Passport Program institutions.

Membership Terms & Conditions

Pacific Science Center memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Prices and benefits subject to change without notice.

Pacific Science Center reserves the right to modify or reduce the benefits included in membership during the membership term. When Pacific Science Center resumes onsite operations, it is possible that certain benefits (e.g. theater passes) may be unavailable during your membership term.

Membership cards are not required for entry to Pacific Science Center. All named members can utilize the membership benefits with the member number and a valid ID. At least one member must be present to use the membership. All passes expire at the end of the membership term.

Pacific Science Center reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership and/or deny admission without refund at any time it is deemed necessary.

Membership FAQ

How can I use my membership passes and discounts during PacSci’s system upgrade process? Members wishing to redeem passes or purchase tickets with their member discount between June 13–28 should contact Guest Services at or (206) 443-2844, or access their tickets at the gates on the date of their visit. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to providing you an enhanced member ticketing experience soon!

Will the membership that I purchased or renewed prior to PacSci’s closure be extended once PacSci resumes general admission? Yes! PacSci will automatically apply a pro-rated membership extension when we resume general admission in July 2022 to your account based on the number of months you had remaining when PacSci closed to the public in March 2020.

What experiences will be available for members when PacSci resumes general admission in July 2022? PacSci’s Laser Dome and Boeing IMAX theater are currently open to guests with tickets available on our website and at the gates. We are working to refresh our on-site experience and prepare many of our favorite exhibits, opening to all visitors in July, including the Tropical Butterfly House, Tinker Tank Makerspace, Dinosaurs, Live Science Stage, Planetarium, theaters, courtyard, and Waterworks. Other parts of the PacSci campus are still undergoing improvements and will reopen in stages.

How can I request new membership cards or proof of membership? During PacSci’s closure, we are not able to fulfill requests for membership card reprints. If you need proof of your membership, please email Membership to request digital proof.

Are there any discounts on memberships? We offer a 10% discount for military and educators with proof of qualification. We cannot apply these discounts to online purchases of memberships at this time. We invite you to sign up with these discounts at the gates when you visit PacSci. We cannot retroactively apply discounts to an already active membership account.

We offer a 20% discount for employees of our corporate partners. Ask your employer, call (206) 443-2844, or email Membership to find out if your employer is one of our partners. Proof is required for a corporate partner discount at time of purchase. Proof can include anything from a staff ID badge to an email from an employee email address. We cannot apply a corporate partner discount to on online purchases of memberships at this time. We cannot retroactively apply a corporate partner discount to an already active membership account.

Membership discounts, promotions, and special offers cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions, or offers.

How do I use the ASTC reciprocal museum program? A Pacific Science Center membership allows you to visit any ASTC museum for free.

There are two restrictions to this rule:

  1. The museum must be at least 90 miles AWAY from Pacific Science Center’s address.
  2. The museum must be at least 90 miles AWAY from your home address.

Each ASTC Travel Passport Program participating institution may have its own rules and policies regarding use of this benefit. We always recommend calling or emailing ahead of time to find out what kind of proof and ID these institutions require. View a full list of ASTC museums and rules and restrictions. On a trip and forgot to pack your membership cards? No problem! Contact the PacSci Membership Office and we’ll send you email proof confirming your membership.

Igniter Donor Society & Membership FAQ

How can I use my membership passes and discounts during PacSci’s system upgrade process? Members wishing to redeem passes or purchase tickets with their member discount between June 13–28 should contact Guest Services or (206) 443-2844, or access their tickets at the gates on the date of their visit. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to providing you an enhanced member ticketing experience soon!

What is PacSci’s Igniter Donor Society? The PacSci Igniter Donor Society is a way to honor and recognize donors who give $500 or more each fiscal year as essential investors in our mission. We express our appreciation with the following exclusive engagement opportunities that connect our Igniters to the heart of PacSci:

  • Invites to mission-oriented programs, insiders’ events, and opening receptions (4-6 annually)
  • Opportunities to take behind-the-scenes tours (e.g. Butterfly House, IMAX booth)
  • Invites to IMAX Documentary Film Premiers (2-4 annually)
  • For donors of $5,000+: Complimentary VIP Ticket Upgrades for Spectra: New Year’s Eve
  • For donors of $5,000+: VIP lunch with the CEO and other leaders
  • For donors of $5,000+: One free family membership for you to gift to a charity or another family of your choice

Are Igniters PacSci Members? Yes! In addition to the benefits outlined above, PacSci Igniters also receive a complimentary PacSci membership with the following benefits:

Benefit Category PacSci Igniter
Unlimited free general admission to PacSci’s permanent exhibits Included for up to 2 adults and 6 youth in the same household, plus 2 named caregivers (nannies, grandparents, etc.)  
Discount on general admission passes for guests 50%
Discount on Feature IMAX tickets 35%
Discount on Documentary IMAX tickets  
and evening laser shows 
50%
Discount on concessions 30%
Early access to Summer Camp registration Yes
Summer Camp registration discount   $30 per registration
ASTC Passport reciprocal admission program Yes

I was an Igniter member prior to PacSci’s closure. What is happening to my membership? As you know, PacSci extended membership during our closure, and we continued to offer member benefits wherever possible. Your most recent complimentary membership was originally set to expire during our closure. The value of your membership will be transitioned to the updated benefits (above) on June 28, 2022. You will receive a prorated extension corresponding to the amount of time you had left on your membership when PacSci closed in March 2020, plus one additional month to help with this transition.

I had unused passes as an Igniter member prior to PacSci’s closure. What is happening to those passes? Given your existing membership, you may have had some unused passes. Due to our ticketing system upgrade process, members wishing to use passes between the dates of June 15–July 31 can contact Guest Services or (206) 443-2844 to make a reservation. You can also get tickets at the gates on the day of your visit through July 31, 2022. Membership passes (guest, evening laser show, documentary IMAX, and feature IMAX) will no longer be accepted after July 31. 

Who can I contact if I have questions about my most recent gift to PacSci or need a reprinted gift acknowledgement? PacSci’s Development Team would be happy to assist you with this request. Please contact Development

Contact Us

PacSci is undergoing operational changes and updates, the Membership Office phone line is currently unstaffed. If you have an urgent matter, we encourage you to contact PacSci’s Guest Services Department at (206) 443-2844 or email Guest Services or Membership for the fastest response.​

"Staff were engaging, addressed our kids on their level, and seemed as enthusiastic about the place as any visitor."

"Good heavens they have upgraded the laser system and it looks great! The shows have been updated...very immersive. I will be going again."

"The staff was beyond helpful. Wow, what great attitudes. If you are in Seattle don't pass on a visit there."

"We've been to every one of the matinee laser shows since getting our Science Center membership, and we love it!"

"Take family and friends to one of the ongoing exhibits, special event or IMAX Theater...plenty of fun things to do for curious minds of all ages."

"Staff were engaging, addressed our kids on their level, and seemed as enthusiastic about the place as any visitor."

"Good heavens they have upgraded the laser system and it looks great! The shows have been updated...very immersive. I will be going again."

"The staff was beyond helpful. Wow, what great attitudes. If you are in Seattle don't pass on a visit there."

"We've been to every one of the matinee laser shows since getting our Science Center membership, and we love it!"

"Take family and friends to one of the ongoing exhibits, special event or IMAX Theater...plenty of fun things to do for curious minds of all ages."