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Accessibility and Services at PacSci

Pacific Science Center is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive space for all people. We prioritize inclusion, diversity, equity and access in order to strengthen our organization and our community. We encourage all members of our community to come together, to celebrate science and each other, and to be curious.

If you have additional questions about accessibility at PacSci, please contact our Guest Services department, call (206) 443-2844 (voice) or email gs@pacsci.org. 

General Building Accessibility

Pacific Science Center is dedicated to offering accessibility for all our guests and making your visit both comfortable and memorable. We encourage you to approach any staff member with questions – they are easy to spot in Pacific Science Center shirts and badges and eager to help. We also invite you to visit the Guest Services office in Building 5 for further assistance.

PacSci offers an Accessibility Map to help guide guests around our campus. The map is provided with help from Safeco Insurance.

Download Accessibility Map

 

Aides

Aides accompanying a guest with a disability receive complimentary admission to all Pacific Science Center exhibits and events.

Guests with an aide can request the complimentary admission from a Guest Services representative at any of our entrances, or by calling Guest Services at (206) 443‑2844 prior to your visit. We recommend calling ahead so that we can have your tickets waiting for you upon your arrival.

 

HOCKEY: Faster Than Ever Exhibit Access

HOCKEY: Faster Than Ever uses Universal Design Principles to provide a better experience for all visitors. Specifically, the exhibition is designed with wheelchair users in mind. Additionally, digital and physical interactives, media, and content are designed for optimal viewing and accessibility.

Ramps are available throughout the exhibition and in PacSci’s courtyard and facilities.  

 

Parking

There are multiple disabled parking spaces in the Claypool Memorial Garage.

Pacific Science Center is located adjacent to the Seattle Center campus.

Please Note: Our South Entrance will be closed for the presentation of HOCKEY: Faster Than Ever. The North Entrance is the only point of entry for this special exhibition.

There is an accessible drop-off location along 2nd Ave, between Pacific Science Center and the Children’s Theater.

 

Restrooms and Drinking Fountains

Restrooms and drinking fountains are located in various locations and are wheelchair accessible. 

Changing tables are available in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

 

Wheelchair Services

Wheelchairs are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis at our Guest Services office in Building 5. Identification is required as a deposit. PacSci staff is also available to assist in retrieving a wheelchair from any location.

 

Other Services & Amenities

  • Service animals are welcome throughout Pacific Science Center.
  • Benches are located throughout the interior and exterior of Pacific Science Center.
  • Strollers are available for rent at the Guest Services office in Building 5. A $10 deposit and are ID required; $5 will be returned at the time of stroller return. 
  • Backpacks and double-wide strollers are not allowed in the exhibition space. Strollers can be securely stored in the Guest Services office in Building 5. Additionally, lockers will be available and accessible near the Guest Services office. 

 

Additional Information

There are no ATMs located inside Pacific Science Center, but one is located immediately outside our North Entrance.

For First Aid, ask any staff member for assistance or go to the Guest Services office in Building 5.

Lost & Found is located in the Guest Services office in Building 5.

Pacific Science Center is a non-smoking facility. We appreciate our guests not smoking on our property, including open air spaces.

For more information about accessibility at Pacific Science Center, please call (206) 443-2844 or email gs@pacsci.org. 

 

Learning Access

Autism Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 88 children according to the 2012 Center for Disease Control estimates. To help families or teachers with children who are affected by ASD, Pacific Science Center, along with the University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Therapy, has created downloadable and printable resources geared to prepare you for your visit to Pacific Science Center. Learn More

 

Mercer Slough Access

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is an ADA accessible site. There is an accompanying ramp or elevator for every space.

Trails have an ADA accessible entrance, as well. The trails are either wood chip or gravel, and once in the nature park all of the trails are flat.

Please contact us at (425) 450-0207 if you have additional questions or concerns.

 

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