Pacific Science Center

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  • 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.
  • Enjoy year-round sunshine in the Tropical Butterfly House! Watch beautiful, exotic butterflies fly, sun themselves and feed among tropical flowers. See a brand-new butterfly emerge in the chrysalis viewing window. New butterflies are released into the exhibit each morning.
  • Travel back to the Mesozoic Era in Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time, where you’ll meet 7 dinosaurs in a lifelike environment.
  • See live creatures of all kinds, from the domestic to the exotic. Animal displays feature reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, including a colony of East African naked mole rats.
  • Get a personal tour of the universe in the planetarium, where you’ll be guided by a live planetarian who will answer your questions and tailor the show to your interests.


200 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Under the arches near the Space Needle
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Operating hours and days vary. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during fall and winter; some exceptions apply. Check current hours before visiting.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(206) 443-2001

Advice for Visitors


  • Enjoy a live, immersive presentation in Pacific Science Center’s Willard Smith Planetarium. Blast-off to the outer reaches of the universe, or explore the planets in our own solar system. Included with general admission; get your tickets at the box office when you arrive, or stop by the information desk in building 1 during your visit.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.


  • Dining: Pacific Science Center Café
  • Gift Shops: Pacific Science Center Store

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.