Plan Your Visit

Parking and Transportation Guide

Pacific Science Center is located adjacent to the Seattle Center campus. There are two entrances: the North Entrance through Seattle Center near the Armory and the Mural Amphitheater, and the South Entrance parallel to Denny Way.

Please Note: Our South Entrance is daytime only while our North Entrance is open both daytime and evening hours.

We recommend guests needing an accessible entrance during evening hours call Guest Services at (206) 443-2844 for access to our South Entrance from the garage.

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

 

Public Transportation

Take the Seattle Center Monorail from Westlake Center, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. The trip takes only 90 seconds. Westlake Center is also a stop on the Light Rail route allowing for easy transfer. Many Seattle Metro buses will also drop you off at the entrance to Pacific Science Center, including routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 24 and D Line. The Monorail, Light Rail, and Metro buses all accept ORCA cards.

Amtrak Cascades also has routes from Vancouver, B.C. to Eugene, OR that drop off at King Street Station in Seattle. Check routes and times here.

Driving Directions

From the north follow Interstate 5 southbound:

  • Take exit 166 (Stewart Street), turn right on Denny Way and follow to Second Ave. North and turn right.
  • Pacific Science Center is on your right. The walkway to the entrance is just north of the Science Center buildings.

From the south follow Interstate 5 northbound:

  • Take exit 165 (Seneca Street) and follow two blocks.
  • Turn right on Fourth Ave. and follow until Denny Way. Turn left.
  • Follow Denny Way to Second Ave. North and turn right.
  • Pacific Science Center is on your right. The walkway to the entrance is just north of the Science Center buildings.

Seattle Center Parking Garage

  • 5th Avenue N. Garage: 516 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, 98109. Entrances are on Harrison St. and Republican St. just east of 5th Avenue N. Located close to MoPOP, Memorial Stadium and the Armory.
  • Mercer Street Garage: 650 3rd Avenue N., Seattle, WA, 98109. Entrance is on 3rd Avenue N. between Mercer St. and Roy St. Located close to McCaw Hall, Cornish Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre.
  • Theatre Commons ADA Parking Lot: 2nd Avenue N. & Mercer Street, Seattle, WA, 98109. Entrance is on Mercer Street at 2nd Avenue North. Located adjacent to the Bagley Wright Theatre and close to Seattle Repertory Theatre and Cornish Playhouse.

More information on hours and pricing at Seattle Center Garages

James Albert Claypool Memorial Garage

Claypool Garage, managed by Diamond Parking, is located on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Denny Way. There are 3 levels of parking which include designated disabled spaces and charging stations. There is a covered walkway directly from Claypool Garage into the South Entrance. The South Entrance closes when general exhibits close and visitors must enter the garage on 2nd Ave N.

The Claypool Garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please check posted signage at the garage entrance for current rates. Please refer all comments, ticket inquiries, and concerns to Diamond Parking Services at their 24-hour service hotline at (206) 729-2590 or parkingservices@diamondparking.com.

 

 

Accessibility at PacSci

Pacific Science Center is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive space for all people, and is dedicated to offering accessibility for all our guests and making your visit both comfortable and memorable.

Members Get More

Ignite your curiosity day after day! Members enjoy unlimited free admission for a year, discounts on events and programs, invitations to exclusive events, as well as passes and discounts on IMAX and Laser shows, and ticketed VR experiences.

 

 

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