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Seattle

Pacific Science Center

The Pacific Science Center is a science museum in Seattle, Washington. Pacific Science Center is an independent, non-profit science museum based in Seattle, Washington. It sits on 7.1 acres of land located on the south side of the Seattle Center.

A satellite campus in Bellevue, Washington, the Mercer Slough Environmental Center, teaches children and adults about environmental stewardship, wetland ecology and nature awareness. Like many museums, the Pacific Science Center creates, builds and rents many traveling exhibits. The Pacific Science Center also has a fleet of vans that provide science education to schools all across the state of Washington. The center also has a division of staff workers whose purpose is to assist teachers in teaching science to their students.

IMAX and Permanent Exhibits :
Today the museum is composed of eight buildings, including two IMAX theaters (one of only a few places in the world with more than one IMAX theater), one of the world's largest Laser Dome theaters, a tropical butterfly house, a planetarium, and hundreds of hands-on science exhibits. Puzzle Palooza, a puzzle- and strategy-game based exhibit focusing on mathematical and logical reasoning that was at the Science Center for a few months, has been removed to create space for a new permanent exhibit, "Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health and Wellness", which is slated to open in Fall/Winter 2012.

Travelling Exhibits :
In addition to the many permanent exhibits, Pacific Science Center has offered a constant rotation of traveling exhibits, including notable exhibits such as "China: 7,000 Years of Discovery", "Titanic: the Artifacts Exhibit", "Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls", "Harry Potter The Exhibition", "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination", "Design Zone", and currently "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs", which will remain at the Science Center until January 6, 2013.