Field Trips

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A visit to Pacific Science Center is a time-honored tradition for students of all ages. Whether your field trip is an introduction to concepts or a culmination of a curriculum unit, our exhibits and programs provide inquiry-based learning opportunities that engage students and encourage them to discover and explore the world around them. Now is the time to inspire your students' lifelong interest in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Call today to schedule your field trip at (206) 443-2925.

We also offer nature-based wetland field trips at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue. Learn More

Pacific Science Center offers a variety of opportunities for homeschool groups throughout the year. Learn more

Opening February 2015, experience POMPEII: The Exhibition

We are now accepting school group field trip requests for this highly anticipated exhibit. Learn more

Click on the tabs below to plan your field trip.

Prices & Packages

To request your school group field trip, call (206) 443-2925 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or fill out the Field Trip Inquiry Form and submit it at least two weeks prior to your desired visit date. Our Registration Office will contact you within two business days to set up your field trip.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (206) 443-2925.

Washington State Schools Field Trip Admission Rates*
  Preschool Students K-12 Teachers/Adults
Exhibits Only $5.00 $7.00 $7.00
IMAX Only (documentary length) $5.00 $6.00 $7.00

**Complete Field Trip Package (includes Exhibits, one documentary-length IMAX film (2D & 3D), Laser Show and Planetarium Show)

$7.50 $9.00 $9.00

 SPY: The Secret World of Espionage (includes admission to all Pacific Science Center permanent exhibits)

$10.50 $12.50 $12.50

 SPY: The Secret World of Espionage + one documentary-length IMAX film

$13.00 $14.50 $14.50

 SPY: The Secret World of Espionage + one Planetarium Show or Laser Show

$13.00 $14.50 $14.50
*Washington State School Field Trip Admission Rates are valid September 23, 2013 - June 30, 2014.
**Complete Field Trip Package excludes special engagement exhibits (SPY) and feature-length IMAX films.
Chaperone Policy: While we require a minimum ratio of one adult to ten students, the ideal ratio is one adult to five students to ensure a positive learning experience for all guests.
Call (206) 443-2925 for Out-of-State Schools Admission Rates.

What a Field Trip Includes

The wide range of exhibits and programs at Pacific Science Center make it possible for you to customize your field trip to complement your science curriculum and help your students get the most out of their visit. Maximize your experience by choosing the Complete Field Trip Package, which includes admission into our permanent exhibits and any combination of the following: one documentary IMAX film, a laser light show and a planetarium show.

The information below provides details about all of the activities and events that may be available to you on your visit to Pacific Science Center! Please review this information to help plan your time and complete the Field Trip Inquiry Form:

For more information about the exhibits and programs offered on a field trip, call (206) 443-2925. 

Prepare For Your Class Visit

The following information will help you prepare for your school group field trip to Pacific Science Center:

To get the most out of your visit to the Science Center, please preview our exhibit pre-visit materials and educator guides under Education Resources.

For your convenience, you can order school group lunches from our Fountains Café. To order lunches for your class, please fill out the School Group Lunch Order Form and submit it at least 3 business days before your field trip. Payment is due at the time of pick-up.

On the day of your visit, bring a completed Teacher Admission Worksheet to the ticket booth, along with one payment for the entire group.

Washington State Content Standards

At Pacific Science Center, we strive to make connections between the experiences guests have with our exhibits and programs with other learning experiences in everyday life. A field trip visit is valuable because it connects the learning in and out of school and aligns with Washington State Content Standards.

These resources illustrate how Pacific Science Center's exhibits and programs are aligned with and reinforce Washington State Content Standards:

To get the most out of your visit to the Science Center, please preview our exhibit pre-visit materials and educator guides under Education Resources.

As Washington state moves towards the adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards we will be updating our resources to demonstrate where our exhibits and programs reinforce the learning expectations outlined in the new standards.

School Group Visit & Transportation Assistance

School Group Financial Assistance

School group financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Call (206) 443-2925 for details.

Transportation Assistance

Public and private school groups in grades K-12 within the Seattle Public School District boundaries are eligible for free bus transportation, courtesy of PEMCO Insurance. To register and to find out more, call (206) 443-2925. Learn more

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