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Old 10-05-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Seattle has way too many tech/science companies to have the small, neglected Pacific Science Center. I think that Seattle could/should have something way better than that (something that teens/adults could also enjoy). The aquarium is in need for improvement...as the price is just a bit expensive for what you get.

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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100% agree. We really enjoyed the King Tut exhibit but the Pacific Science Center was pretty beat up. We haven't been to the aquarium in many years but it's probably not in great shape either. The Pacific Science Center has some highlights like the butterfly exhibit but many of the small children's exhibits were broken. It doesn't fit with the Seattle style at all.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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No arguments there. We also loved the King Tut exhibit, but the whole place just looked 'tired'. Definitely could use a bit of updating. Haven't been to the aquarium in years, but remember thinking along similar lines even back then.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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That area has been neglected since the end of the world's fair. Personally, I'd like to see a proper science museum be put up. The EMP sci-fi museum unfortunately is the best "science" museum in the city.

Unfortunately, I don't think the general population would be keen to spend taxpayer money to refresh it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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Unfortunately, I don't think the general population would be keen to spend taxpayer money to refresh it.
Honestly given the price of admission, I'm almost afraid to know what the new admission charge would be if there were new buildings or improvement remodeling. It'd be nice if we can have a set-up like St. Louis with the free admission to the zoo and such... but I don't think it would work for Seattle.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:00 AM
 
Location: West Coast - Best Coast!
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IMO the best museum in Seattle is Museum of Flight. No question. And with its expanding space collection, I think of it as our real science museum.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I didn't have a chance to visit the Museum of Flight, yet. And there is a reason the zoo is free in STL...
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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The museum of flight is awesome. It really highlights the impact aerospace has had on the world and Boeing funded a mockup of their original factory built in the 1910s.

If you go 30 miles north to Everett, you can take a tour of their widebody assembly building from the "Future of Flight" museum.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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And there is a reason the zoo is free in STL...
Yes... and the set-up STL has wouldn't work here.......
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Yes... and the set-up STL has wouldn't work here.......

They still pay 15-20 to park, and the zoo is located so that you would basically have to pay all of the time.. It is a very nice zoo in STL. I like it, just not the surrounding city.
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