Seattle's Pacific Science Center, just near the Space Needle, is a wonderland of interactive science exhibits for adults and especially for children, much of it high-tech and up to date. But, children that we are, this became our favorite memory of our visit!
The museum is in a building designed by Minoru Yamasaki for Seattle's 1962 World Fair. In addition to the permanent exhibits, here are the next two upcoming specials:
The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!
October 4, 2014-January 4, 2015
The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! at Pacific Science Center presents an expansive collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Go places you've never imagined and explore the real science behind the extraordinary.
POMPEII: The Exhibition
February 7-May 25, 2015
Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the final moments of those entombed in ash – including the largest collection of body casts ever presented.