Access Memberships

Enabling Access for All

PacSci is committed to enabling access to science and STEM learning for all

Access Memberships

As public health guidelines relax, we are actively exploring how Pacific Science Center can best serve the community, both at our facility and through our outreach programs. This is a process of renewal, in which we are working to improve the experiences we offer at PacSci while strengthening the long-term financial sustainability of our organization. Just as science continually evolves, so too will our programs and operations. Learn more

Current Member Update

Opportunities to use membership benefits will be limited during our phased renewal period. As we explore a new, enhanced, membership program, we will continue to provide members with opportunities for discounts and exclusive access for the programs currently available. These include a discount on our world premier hockey exhibition, summer camp savings and member-exclusive virtual programming. Members can also continue to use their ASTC reciprocal admission benefits at qualifying institutions across the country.

Renewal sales are not available at this time. PacSci will apply the value remaining on each membership at the time of our closure to the general public to our new membership benefits. For example, if a 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.

 

Family Access Membership

Our Family Access Membership is a $19 Family Level Membership available to anyone who receives any form of public or government assistance. The Family Access Membership covers two adults and up to six youth (ages 3–18). Children under 3 are always free at PacSci. 

 

Youth Access Membership

Our Youth Access Membership is a free Family Level Membership available to foster youth, youth experiencing homelessness and their caregivers. Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the Science Center.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Any youth experiencing homelessness age 14 to 21
  • Any caregiver of a youth experiencing homelessness under the age of 14
  • Any youth, age 14 to 21, currently in a dependency action in a Washington State or Tribal Court, in the care and custody of the Department of Social and Health Services or Tribal Child Welfare agency, or in foster care
  • Any foster parent or relative caregiver providing care for a child under the age of 14, through a dependency action in a Washington State or Tribal Court, or in the care and custody of the Department of Social and Health Services or Tribal Child Welfare agency
  • Any youth 14 to 21 being raised by a relative or kinship caregiver who lives in Washington State
  • Any Relative/Kinship caregiver living in Washington State raising children under the age of 14, and is served through a Washington Kinship Navigator Support Program, or is a member of a Washington state federally recognized tribe

 

Additional Information

Membership Terms & Conditions

Pacific Science Center general 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. Please visit the Membership FAQ section of this webpage for further questions.

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 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@pacsci.org to request digital proof.

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: 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. 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 at membership@pacsci.org and we’ll send you email proof confirming your membership.

Contact Us

The Membership Office phone line is unstaffed while PacSci is closed to the public. If you have an urgent matter, we encourage you to contact PacSci’s Guest Services Department at (206) 443-2844 or email membership@pacsci.org for the fastest response.

Support Access Memberships

Donors like you make Access Memberships possible! Bring science to life for all with your gift today.

A gift of just $100 will cover the cost of one Access Membership. Your support is essential to providing everyone in our community with hands on science education and fun for a whole year.

Access to Science Pipeline

The Access to Science Pipeline removes economic barriers and strengthens science education statewide, especially for families and schools with limited resources. Multiple entry points from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade open doors for the Seattle community and beyond.

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