We toured the rest of the Pacific Science Center after our King Tut visit. We enjoy museum and science centers wherever we travel. We have a few to compare it to and this one really did not measure up.
The actual time we spent in the rest of the museum was maybe an hour and a half. It just seemed very dated and some exhibits were just plain broken. If we had visited solely to see the science center I would have been disappointed. Several displays were for much younger children, almost like a children’s museum. The dinosaur exhibit was very lacking, that was a 2 minute walk through. And the poses of some dinos seemed very odd.
It was cool to see the working beehive. The bees had access to the outside through a tube and then they built their hive inside a plexiglass container. That was something that I had never seen. Daughter did spend some time at the insect exhibit. And we liked the butterflies.
Entrance would be free with the ASTC science center pass if you are a member at another museum or science center. Otherwise admission is $19.50 and I cannot recommend a family of four paying $68 for this place. The value just was not there.
- Weekdays – 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- Sat-Sun-Holidays – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
More information can be found here: http://pacificsciencecenter.org/Visit/visitorinfo
Daughter LOVES ancient Egypt artifacts. If we are in a museum this is usually where we spend most of our time. She wanted to see the King Tut exhibit when she was very young and was so excited to view it now!
I saw on the website when I was purchasing tickets that they had a membership discount for ASTC members. I emailed them for the code and was able to save $5 a ticket. We also sprung for the audio tour after reading reviews. That was incredibly helpful as it allowed us to move at a pace that worked for our family.
We cued up at the Pacific Science center entry door with twenty other people a little before 9am. And we waited, and waited until 9:05 when the doors still did not open. Someone called the science center and was told to enter on the backside in the courtyard. A note on the door would have been helpful, I imagine this happened daily on Denny Way.
We found a larger line in the courtyard and traded in our email confirmation for tickets. From there to the line for the King Tut entry, the entry line was short and we were inside in under 15 minutes. We were given headphones and instructions on using the self audio tour. Very easy!
I have to say I was incredibly impressed by the King Tut exhibit! It was huge! I thought a room or two might house the artifacts. The exhibit went on for many rooms. We were in there almost two hours! Very well done with lots of detailed information!