Exhibits & Programs


Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

April 8-Sept. 4, 2017 at Pacific Science Center

New Exhibit Premieres at Pacific Science Center April 8 Featuring Artifacts from the First Imperial Dynasty of China

Pacific Science Center in Seattle and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia are proud to present Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, a one-of-a-kind exhibition premiering at Pacific Science Center for a limited five-month run in spring of 2017. Pacific Science Center is privileged to have honorary co-chairs of the exhibition, The Honorable Gary Locke, former Governor of Washington, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and U.S. Ambassador to China, and Mona Lee, communications executive, former journalist and former First Lady of Washington state.

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is a joint project between Pacific Science Center and The Franklin Institute. It will have a two-city tour limited to Seattle and Philadelphia.

Pacific Science Center is currently accepting group and field trip reservations. Call (206) 443-3611 to book your group visit. Call (206) 443-2925 for field trip reservations. Click here for group and field trip pricing. VIP tickets ($65 value) are currently available through our exclusive hotel partners. Pacific Science Center Member tickets are available now.

Terracotta Warriors pricing*

Adults: $32.75
Seniors (65+): $30.75
Youth (6-15): $27.75
Child (3-5): $24.75
Members (all ages): $12

*Pricing includes General Exhibit Admissions (required for entry)

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For more information, listen to the PacSci Podcast and watch our quick video below.

Please contact April Collier if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Mysteries of China

Complete your experience with the new IMAX documentary, Mysteries of China, opening March 10, 2017. Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events in modern times, telling the story of ancient China, the first Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Journey to the beginnings of this mighty nation, experience the ancient time of a warring nation and discover how an accidental discovery made by farmers digging a well in 1974 in Xi’an, led to the greatest archaeological finds the world has ever discovered: the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of the First Emperor. Explore how the Terracotta Warriors offer a unique time capsule into the past, revealing secrets about the founding of China.

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Local Major Sponsor:

Visit Seattle

Additional support provided by Alaska Airlines and The Boeing Company

Media Sponsors:

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This exhibition was organized by Pacific Science Center, Seattle and The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, The United States Of America and the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre, People’s Republic of China.