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Pacific Science Center is one of the most popular science centers in the world. Pacific Science Center is an independent, non-profit educational science museum founded in Seattle, Washington. The Center was constructed with a purpose to increase people's understanding and appreciation of science, mathematics and technology. Its area covers more than 7.1 acres of the land.

Pacific Science Center is situated on the south side of the Seattle Center. Pacific Science Center started with its exhibits as the United States Science Pavilion during the Seattle World's Fair of 1962. This building was designed by a very famous architect called Minoru Yamasaki, who also participated in designing of World Trade Center in New York, Rainier Tower and the IBM Building in Seattle. There is a striking resemblance between Pacific Science Center's uncovered steel and the outside skeletal structure characteristic of the WTC. After the fair ended the Pacific Science Center was opened. At first the building and its surrounding area were leased only for $1 a year until 2004. The Pacific Science Center was officially recognized after the title deed was signed over. Since 1962 the museum has welcomed more than 33 million visitors.

Pacific Science Center is the best place to spend an exciting and enriching time. Its facilities and programs include: Dinosaurs: A Journey through Time, Permanent Exhibit; Tropical Butterfly House; Puget Sound Model and Saltwater Tide Pool; Interactive Body Works and Tech Zone Exhibits; Animal, Insect and Outdoor Exhibits; Willard Smith Planetarium; Laser Shows; Boeing IMAX Theater and Eames IMAX Theater. The theaters are provided with 3D technology and put the customers right into the action of films.

Pacific Science Center is opened to public daily at 10:00 a.m.
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