In the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington lies the Pacific Science Center.
The Pacific Science Center has permanent exhibits and traveling exhibits for young children and adults. Exhibits are fun and interactive while providing knowledge on different science topics that can suite any age.
Permanent exhibits include the latest research in health and wellness, environmental and earth sciences, living sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. At the IMAX Theater visitors can view large animated images on how things within the scientific world work such as sound waves. A Tropical Butterfly House in the living sciences exhibit let's visitors walk-through a jungle like climate of 80 degrees to view different types of butterflies that are released every morning.
The science museum was created in 1962 for the World's Fair in Seattle. Designed by Minoru Yamasaki the architect of the World Trade Center, the building was constructed using pre-cast concrete slabs. In 2013 the Pacific Science Center became energy efficient by creating solar panels that are mounted inside sculptural flower heads. When approached, the flowers hum and light up at night. While the Pacific Science Center has mobile exhibits traveling to schools and special events, there is also a satellite campus located in Bellevue, Washington. The Mercer Slough Environmental Center teaches environmental care and nature awareness.
Upon your next visit to Seattle, Washington stop by the Pacific Science Center to see the many exhibits and learn the latest research in science. Close by the science museum are an array of restaurants, museums, and historical landmarks. The Space Needle offers the best panoramic views of Seattle, while walking through Chihuly Garden and Glass let's you experience delicate works of art.