One of my main reasons to visiting Seattle WA was to see the King Tut Exhibit at the Pacific Science Centre. I’ve been to Science World here in Vancouver but I had never visited this Centre. Nor have I been so close to the Seattle Space Needle since it first opened back in the ‘60’s. The Science Center is located on Denny Way right beside the Space Needle and the Chihuly Glass Garden so you can make a whole afternoon of enjoyable activities. If you want to dine on the top of the Space Needle you should make a reservation first. There is a cafe in Building 1 of the Science Center.
The Science Centre has more than 300 interactive exhibits, two IMAX theatres and acres of hands-on fun indoors and out.
Taryn by the pool
Ornamental tortoises and heron
My friend, Taryn, and I spent most of the afternoon browsing around the various areas. We loved the bug and crustacean displays!
Eek! A giant praying mantis!
A scary scorpion!
There’s only one word to describe the dinosaur displays: Awesome! They give a real perspective of the size of these prehistoric critters and their environs.
Tyrannosaurus Rex. (Yes! He was BIG!)
Probably our favorite display was the Butterfly room with thousands of pretty butterflies flitting about the flowers and shrubbery, some of them feeding on plates of fruit.
A butterfly lands on Taryn's hand
Resting on a lily pad
They are so ‘tame’ they will land on you so when you exit the room you must be checked over carefully to make sure none are hitching a ride out. You also have to be careful where you walk, in case they are underfoot. In the IMAX there was a movie about the butterflies (Flight of the Butterflies) but we were going to the King Tut movie about the Mummies, so we missed this one.
I’d highly recommend visiting the Pacific Science Centre if you’re spending a weekend in Seattle. It’s fun for young and old, indoor and outside.