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Attractions Near Seattle Center

Key Arena

The multipurpose arena located close to the Seattle Center is used primarily for entertainment purposes, concerts, and sporting events. Throughout the year the arena is often filled to it’s over 17,000-seat capacity. The primary users of the arena are the Seattle University basketball team and the Seattle Storm of the WNBA. The arena first came about in 1962 and is an important part of the history and culture of Seattle. Key Arena is often the preferred site for first-rate musicians and performers.

Pacific Science Center

The Pacific Science Center is a science museum located near the Seattle Center. The museum is a not-for-profit program designed to visitors about environmental stewardship, ecology, and overall awareness of our surroundings. The majority of the exhibits found at the Pacific Science Center are traveling exhibits so the primary subject is constantly revolving. The Pacific Science Center has also taken upon itself an important role in assisting science teachers throughout the community.

The Children's Museum

The 22,000 square foot Children's Museum near the Seattle Center provides a large variety of children's activities and games that allow them to have fun while they are learning. Children are allowed to touch, play, and explore with nearly everything found in the museum and includes an outdoor exhibit on fair-weather days. The Children's Museum was first opened in 1981 and has consistently increased in size as well as popularity.

Science Fiction Museum

Considered to be the place where music meets science, the building which houses the Science Fiction Museum also is home to The Experience Music Project near Seattle Center. The Science Fiction portion of the building includes exhibits on historic science fiction films, television series, and books. The museum is a must-visit attraction for science fiction fanatics.

Space Needle

One of the key landmarks found in Seattle, the Space Needle is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to the Seattle Center. The Space Needle was originally built for the 1962 World's Fair and is 605 feet high at its tip. The Space Needle features an observation deck more than 500 feet off the ground as well as a gift shop and restaurant about the same height. From its top, visitors are able to view the entire Downtown Seattle skyline and beyond.

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