Pacific Science Center is open!
After a two-year-plus pandemic closure, the popular attraction and Seattle landmark reopened Thursday, July 6 (2022). It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.) Pro tip: Buy tickets in advance online and get a 20% discount!
Visitors will find old favorites and new features at the science center, located within Seattle Center.
- The Tropical Butterfly House lets people wander through a habitat featuring more than 1,000 butterflies plus tropical plants.
- Explore space with immersive Planetarium shows three times a day.
- Build and invent to your heart’s content in the expanded Tinker Tank Makerspace.
- Everybody loves to journey through time in the walk-through dinosaur exhibit.
- Laser Dome shows are now included with admission (timed tickets required, though).
- The Live Science Stage is back, as are new and updated “augmented reality” exhibits.
- In a new feature, Water’s Extreme Journey, visitors go on a maze-style adventure in the quest for clean water.
Science center is open: details
Here’s how to buy tickets in advance. A 24-hour advance purchase gets you a discount, so a youth (ages 3-17) ticket will be $17.95 instead of $19.95 and an adult (18-65) ticket will be $22.95 (instead of $27.97)
IMAX shows are extra. The reopening will feature “Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D” and “Into America’s Wild 3D.” “Thor: Love and Thunder” is coming soon.
Important to know: The Denny Way entrance is closed. Access to the science center is via the North Entrance, inside Seattle Center near the Armory and the Mural Amphitheater. Here’s a map.
Pacific Science Center is a longtime independent, not-for-profit institution. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down many in-person facilities and activities, the science center offered extensive digital and virtual programs. It also temporarily, partially reopened last winter with a special exhibit on hockey.