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Pacific Science Center

200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
+1 206-443-2001
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Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor at Pacific Science Center
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Pacific Science Center ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Get hands-on in our Tinker Tank maker space, wander among fluttering tropical butterflies, immerse yourself in a giant-screen IMAX film, explore distant galaxies and meet local scientists and researchers. Don't miss a show in our popular Laser Dome that features a brand new laser system filling the dome with vibrant light and color! Every visit to Pacific Science Center is unique, engaging and fun for adults and children alike. In addition to our daily live science demonstrations, IMAX films, planetarium and laser shows, we feature traveling exhibits that vary throughout the year. Coming up we'll feature Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor (April 8-September 4, 2017). Discover this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to investigate the scientific underpinnings of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time: the terracotta warriors. Delve into the science and technology of priceless artifacts, behold real figures from the terracotta army and unearth the mystery hidden in the tomb of the First Emperor.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4895
+1 206-443-2001
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Reviewed yesterday

We bought tickets in advance and were delighted with this Special exhibit and with the Mysteries of China Imax. The Terracotta Warriors exhibit is in two places in the US (Seattle and Philadelphia) and is extremely well done. The individual figures of Warriors, horses, and...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed yesterday

Costs a bit to get in to see the exhibit, but well worth it. We did not purchase the headphones (and really didn't need them as the exhibits were well described) so that kept the price down. Well, this was just awesome! How on earth...More

Thank Dabo71
Reviewed yesterday

i can't comment on the overall science centre as i had limited time and literally went straight to the terracotta warriors exhibition ...other than saying what i saw was a little lame - i'm assuming this is for kids (in which case it might be...More

Thank Medicine_Man2004
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a truly amazing exhibit. The science center paces the entry so you are actually able to see everything. My only complaint is children under 5 should not be allowed. No one wants to hear the crying, or deal with the running around or...More

Thank TravelinGal65
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing exhibit that I would strongly recommend. Plan at least an hour. I saw a previous Chinese Terracotta Warriors exhibit here and thought this might be a repeat. It wasn't. There is so much to show that you can't cover it all...More

Thank Ellen4719
Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't have to either be a kid or bring kids to enjoy a wonderful experience at this fabulous museum. Yes, it's got lots of the usual hands-on experiences so attractive to children but it also has an ambiance that makes visitors feel as though...More

Thank NellieNyack_NY
Reviewed 3 days ago

The special exhibits are great but the rest is dated and could use some work. They lego one went to was our favorite.

Thank Ryan_Norris1776
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. My kids (12 &16) and I were captivated. PSC employee, Caitlin, was full of fun and interesting facts. The butterfly exhibit was especially active the day we visited and we spent an hour in there just watching those colorful...More

Thank Shelly G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Pacific Science Center is a great venue in and of itself but if you have any interest in China, the Terracotta Warriors is a limited engagement exhibition running from April 8 - September 4, 2017. There is a special entrance fee for the exhibit...More

1  Thank Ronald Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place! We spent the entire day here and the kids loved it. So did I. The parking is $13 if you get the early bird parking in the Pacific Science Center parking structure. This is a good deal and you should expect to...More

Thank SecretBeer
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We are looking at purchasing a CityPass pkg that includes admission to the PSC. We are wondering if there is an additional charge for the Terracota Warriors exhibit? We are visiting mid-July.
21 June 2017|
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Response from Patsy S | Reviewed this property |
The Terracota Warriors is a special exhibit....when we went, there was an additional charge and timed admission process for it in addition to the general museum admission fee.
Jeffrey C
Are backpacks allowed in the IMAX theater?
16 February 2017|
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Response from Will D | Property representative |
You are welcome to bring your backpack into the IMAX theater as long as it will fit under your seat or you hold it in your lap. The aisles must remain clear for safety. If your backpack is too large, we will keep it in a... More
Can you take photos with your SLR in the butterfly musuem? Thanks!
22 November 2015|
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Response from vabeachteach | Reviewed this property |
Yes, photos can be taken, but I believe flash photography is not permitted. I took a number of photos with my IPhone and noted others using SLR cameras.