The Pacific Science Center
Part 4 of 5 Part Series
The Pacific Science Center in Seattle Washington is unveiling new exhibits on October 1, 2011. Explore the science behind extreme sports at the new Design Zone or challenge yourself and family with Groovik’s Cube at the Puzzle Palooza Exhibit. The hundreds of permanent exhibits such as the Dinosaurs: A Journey through Time and the Willard Smith Planetarium, along with the variety of traveling displays and popular IMAX Theater presentations make the Pacific Science Center the leading learning destination in Washington.
Design Zone – October 1, 2011 to January 2, 2012
This exhibit is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Design is in every facet of our lives and is built upon the science of math. Behind music and dance, we find beat. Even carnival rides are designed on the basis of velocity and so math goes. The interactive displays in Design Zone demonstrate how design principles are incorporated into our real world activities, consider math in extreme sports. Come and explore this exciting exhibit and create your own video game, thrill ride, or new dance rhythm.
Puzzle Palooza Featuring Groovik’s Cube – Opening October 1, 2011
This interactive exhibit is filled with brainteasers, puzzles and a myriad of mind bending challenges for the most skilled puzzle solvers. Groovik’s Cube is an enormous interactive puzzle inspired by the popular Rubik’s Cube. This impressive 26-foot high sculpture is located at the center of this new and exciting exhibit. Puzzle lovers young and old will enjoy exploring this fascinating exhibit.
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs – due to open May 24, 2012
This upcoming exhibit will feature over one hundred objects from the Tomb of King Tut and artifacts from historical sites of ancient Egyptian rulers. Explore a time in history through the most treasured stories of King Tutankamun.
There are many permanent interactive exhibits throughout the Pacific Science Center. Explore the Tropical Butterfly House. Touch live marine animals from the waters of the Puget Sound. Learn about the marine habitat in the Pacific Northwest while at a saltwater tide pool. Engage in live science experiments with skilled members of the science interpretation team.
Wander among the rich, lush gardens as hundreds of beautiful tropical butterflies fly freely around the exhibit. Learn about the assorted types and witness the process from pupae to beautiful, colorful butterfly. The Tropical Butterfly House is a good location for photography but watch your step because these beautiful creatures may land on you or around your feet.
Here is a list of the permanent exhibits that you can explore on your next visit to the amazing Pacific Science Center in Seattle Washington.
- Tropical Butterfly House
- Insect Village- don’t miss the Insecta Slide Show
- Dinosaurs – walk among 9 moving, roaring, robotic dinosaurs displayed in a Mesozoic setting
- Water Works – this is an outdoor interactive exhibit
- Mercer Slough – in partnership with the Bellevue Parks and Community Services. This exhibit is located on a 320-acre wetland with forests, swamps and bogs. This is an excellent location for environmental and biological studies.
- 2 IMAX Theaters
- Laser Dome
- Science on a Sphere
- Willard Smith Planetarium – study the constellations and explore distant planets
Spend a day discovering the world around you and beyond at the Pacific Science Center. There is always something new to see and do. Stimulate your curiosity by engaging in the interactive exhibits or journey to a distant planet or perhaps go back in time to the days of the dinosaurs. Discover nature, challenge yourself with a 26-foot tall puzzle or splash in science at the outdoor waterworks exhibit. Gather the family and spend a day at the amazing Pacific Science Center in Seattle Washington.
Pacific Science Center is located under the arches near the Space Needle
200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Hours of Operation
Regular hours – weekdays – 10 AM – 5 PM
Weekend – 10 AM – 6 PM
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
For More Information
General Information – (206) 443-2001
IMAX Information – (206) 443-IMAX
Membership – (206) 443-2924
Laser Dome Hotline – (206) 443-2850
Planetarium Information – (206) 443-2868
For other popular Seattle attractions:
Museum of Flight
Seattle’s Pike Place Market
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