Pacific Science Center Designated a Local Historic Landmark
The Pacific Science Center has been designated as a City of Seattle Landmark, making it one of only two Seattle landmarks to be designated under all six designation criteria. The City of Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board unanimously voted for the designation, which was celebrated by the Pacific Science Center “as an exciting step toward preserving the legacy of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair as embodied in the Science Center while also recognizing the dynamic programming needs and opportunities for the future.”
"Pacific Science Center is a vital community resource. As the stewards of this campus, we sought nomination and fully support and embrace landmark designation," said Bryce Seidl, Pacific Science Center president and CEO.
Designed by Minoru Yamasaki and built by the United States government as part of the Seattle World's Fair, Pacific Science Center first opened its doors as a private not- for-profit on October 22, 1962, the day after the Fair closed. In 2004, Pacific Science Center acquired full title to its land and buildings.