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Learn something new and make memories in our five halls full of 200 interactive exhibits and activities for all ages.

  • Little Kids, 0-6
  • Big Kids, 6-12
  • Teen, 13-18
  • Adult, 18+

Turbine Hall

Play, press, whoosh and more in this giant hall of exhibits perfect for testing ideas!


Physics Lab

Explore the phenomena of physics and prepare for a hair-raising good time.

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Chemistry Lab

Stir, measure, and experiment with all kinds of crazy concoctions–with goggles of course!

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The Curium

Young scientists ages 4-8 can make music, play with windpower, and more.

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Innovation Stations

Tackle design challenges in accessible, fun, and empowering formats.

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Designing Our World

Go hands-on to design your own solutions to real-world scenarios!

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The Epicenter

Plan and practice earthquake preparedness in this fully immersive experience.

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Space Science Hall

Explore how people from around the world observe and understand the sky.


Kendall Planetarium

See the universe like never before in the Pacific Northwest’s premier planetarium.

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Science Playground

The perfect place for young scientists to build, explore, create, and play.


Discovery Lab

A variety of creative, hands-on activities for little ones, including sensory materials such as flubber or playdough.

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Natural Sciences Hall

How is energy generated? What is the weather like on the other side of the globe? This space sparks curiosity in visitors of all ages.


Life Lab

Get up close with reptiles, insects, and the tools that biologists use.

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Paleontology Lab

Teeming with plant, shell, and dinosaur fossils—this lab if home to evidence of life long ago.

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Earth Lab

Dig deep into earth science and the science beneath volcanoes, climate change, and more.

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Beginning the Journey

Examine the stages of human fetal development across nine months of pregnancy.

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Science on a Sphere

Watch a 6-foot sphere come to life with images of the sun, moon, Mars, hurricane paths, and more.

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Empirical Hall

Catch a film, grab some grub at Empirical Café, or take a ride on our Motion Simulator.


Empirical Theater

Big movies, giant screen. Select documentaries and Hollywood favorites available daily.

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Submarine

Get a sneak peek into the life on a real submarine.


USS Blueback

See how a crew of 85 lived on the sub, peer through a periscope and more on a sub tour.

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Hungry? We've got options.


Empirical Café

Looking for a quick bite? Stop by the café while exploring the museum or before catching a film.

Theory Restaurant

Our riverfront restaurant will satisfy your curious tastebuds with nutricious, locally-sourced food.

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Know your way before you start your day!

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