The Pacific Science Center in Seattle
200 Second Avenue North
206-443-2001The Pacific Science Center is one of Seattle's major attractions and was the first designated science education organization created in the United States. Located underneath the Seattle Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center hosts more than a million visitors a year. The Pacific Science Center has a wide range of hands on science exhibits, animal areas and two IMAX movies. The Pacific Science Center opened in 1962 as part of the World's Fair held in Seattle. It was then known as the United States Science Pavilion and proved to be
Permanent and Annual ExhibitsThe Pacific Science Center has a wide range of permanent exhibits and special events held each year. In August, museum staffers promise plenty of `good, clean fun' with the Bubble Festival. During the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend, the Pacific Science Center is the depot for the Model Railroad Show. Gross Out Week is held in April to allow school kids that change to ask museum staff some really gross questions about the world of science. Kids will also have a great time digging up some fossilized bones during the month of May's Dino Days event. Permanent exhibits (see related story) include the creepy crawly residents of Insect Village; a 10-foot tall robot that plays tic- tac-toe in the Tech Zone; thousands of winged creatures in the Tropical Butterfly House and even a two ton granite ball suspended on water in the Water Works section. Kids of all ages can stand in reproduced dinosaur footprints in Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time or see how strong
Hours of Operation and LocationThe Pacific Science Center is located at 200 Second Avenue North, under the arches near Seattle's Space Needle. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays, the museum is open from 10 a.m.
For more information about the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, call 206-443-2001.
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