Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center and IMAX Theater
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The Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.   It now operates as an independent, not-for-profit educational foundation dedicated to increasing the public's understanding and appreciation of science, mathematics and technology through interactive exhibits and programs.  

The Pacific Science Center features numerous featured exhibits as well as the popular permanent exhibits:  Dinosaurs, Butterfly House, Insect Village, Puget Sound Model and Saltwater Tide Pool, Animal Exhibits, How Your Body Works, and numerous other exhibits.   

The Willard Smith Planetarium presents live astronomy demonstrations in an intimate setting encouraging interaction between visitors and the Planetarium Demonstrators.

IMAX theater presentations have included  NASCAR 3D, Coral Reef Adventure, Bugs! in 3D, Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West, Destiny in Space, and The Dream is Alive.

The Laser Show is an experience of  brilliant colors, intense imagery, and breathtaking aerial beams that are projected throughout the larger than life Adobe Laser Dome. Choreographed to music, the shows feature state of the art laser light animation. Each live performance is an individual and unforgettable experience.

Driving Directions: From Interstate 5, North or Southbound

Take exit #167, Mercer Street
At the end of the ramp, turn RIGHT onto Fairview Ave.
Move into the middle lane and follow the road as it curves to the left.
Follow the road until you reach Denny Way.
Turn RIGHT onto Denny Way.
Follow Denny Way for one block and turn RIGHT onto Second Ave. N.
Pacific Science Center is on your right. Entrances are located on the north and south sides of the Science Center complex.

Public Transportation:

Take the Seattle Center Monorail from the Westlake Center, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. The trip takes only 90 seconds.

Many Seattle Metro buses will drop you off at the entrance of Pacific Science Center, including routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 19 and 24.

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  • Pacific Science Center
  • 200 Second Avenue North
  • Seattle, WA 98109
  • 206-443-2001
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