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Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center is Washington’s leading institution for fun and engaging learning for children, families and guests of all ages. Explore hundreds of interactive exhibits, wander among fluttering butterflies, touch live marine animals, explore distant galaxies and immerse yourself in a giant-screen IMAX® movie.
General exhibit admission and one regular IMAX® movie.
200 2nd Ave. N.
Under the arches near the Space Needle
Open 10am-5pm or 6pm.
Hours vary; check website for details.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
- The Tropical Butterfly House is warm and sunny every day of the year thanks to full-spectrum lighting.
- Learn how personal choices can positively affect our health and well-being at Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health and Wellness, a 7000-square foot permanent exhibit that presents health as a life-long process of balancing exercise, diet, proper rest and hygiene.
- Meet seven robotic dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era in Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time.
- Learn about new advances in health scientific innovation at The Studio.
- CityPASS includes one regular IMAX® movie.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at any entrance, excluding Member or Express entrance, for general admission, to select your regular IMAX® movie and to purchase any exhibit/IMAX® upgrade tickets.
Upgrades for CityPASS Holders
Evening Laser Shows: Cost for CityPASS holders: Thurs $6, Fri-Sun $9.75 (no shows Mon-Wed).
Planetarium or Laser Matinee: Cost for CityPASS holders: $3.
Special engagement feature length IMAX® films: Cost for CityPASS holders: a reduced price of only $9. Click here for current movies and schedules.
POMPEII: The Exhibition: February 7 – May 25, 2015 at Pacific Science Center; Final U.S. Showing.
Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the final moments of those entombed in ash – including one of the largest collection of body casts ever presented.
In the year 79, Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved. POMPEII: The Exhibition tells the tale of this city, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. From garden frescoes and marble statues to helmets and shin guards of the day's Gladiators, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — you will experience daily life in this bustling Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano's catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of 6 full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.
Your CityPASS booklet includes admission to Pacific Science Center’s permanent exhibit collection and one regular IMAX movie. CityPASS customers can add POMPEII: The Exhibition, a special travelling exhibit, to their visit for $10 Monday-Thursday or $12 Friday-Sunday. Tickets are timed entry and must be purchased onsite at Pacific Science Center. They cannot be reserved in advance online or by phone as your CityPASS booklet must be presented at box office.
Visit pacificsciencecenter.org for more details about POMPEII: The Exhibition.
Advice for Visitors
- CityPASS admission includes one regular IMAX® movie in the Boeing or PACCAR Theaters; reserve your show time at the box office. Special engagement feature-length IMAX® films require a reduced rate upgrade fee of $9. Click here for current movies and schedules.
- Experience Pacific Science Center like never before with the new mixby app, providing fresh content about some of your favorite exhibits, plus special offers and a platform for sharing stories, photos and ideas with fellow guests; see details and download.
Parking: James Albert Claypool Memorial Garage, located at 2nd Ave North and Denny Way
Dining: Pacific Science Center Café
Gift Shop: Pacific Science Center Store
Driving Direction2: From I-5, take exit 167.
Metro Transit: Buses stop off at the entrance, including routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 19 and 24.
Groups of 10 or more: Call (206) 443-3611.
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