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TMCNet:  Pacific Science Center Renews Partnership With Paciolan

[October 14, 2011]

Pacific Science Center Renews Partnership With Paciolan

(Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) IRVINE, CA and SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/14/11 -- Paciolan, a leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions for museums and arts organizations, today announced that Pacific Science Center has renewed its partnership with the company. Pacific Science Center, which is the last stop on the nationally acclaimed King Tut Exhibit traveling tour, will leverage Paciolan's general admission software to sell advance tickets to the exhibit, which runs May 24, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013. Pacific Science Center serves more than one million people each year and brings inquiry-based science education to classrooms and community events all over Washington State.

"We've been very pleased with our Paciolan partnership and are excited about the future and what we will accomplish together," said Iain Horton, Admissions Manager for Pacific Science Center. "With the upcoming King Tut Exhibit, we are armed with the tools we need to efficiently handle the increased ticket volume and best serve our guests, members and patrons." Leveraging Paciolan's general admission software, Pacific Science Center has already achieved significant success with its online ticket sales. For 2010, overall online sales increased 128 percent; online membership sales increased 194 percent; and online combination item sales increased 3,234 percent. For example, popular IMAX movies typically sell around 50 percent online, including the popular Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience. For Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, it secured 50 percent in online ticket sales; and more than 50 percent of tickets were sold online for Harry Potter: The Exhibition.

"We are thrilled with the incredible growth of our online sales initiatives -- thanks to Paciolan and our client partner, who has proven to be a great asset to us," added Horton.

Pacific Science Center also offers online membership entitlements, which provide members with early access to tickets to exhibits and events, as well as special member offers and discounts. Leveraging Paciolan's Membership Access Scanning, the Science Center enables members to have their membership cards scanned for easy access.

For those who wish to donate and make online payments, they can now easily do so through Pacific Science Center's Annual Fund or Discovery Circle membership program, via a web page integrated with Paciolan's ecommerce solution. Members are able to select any level, pledge amount and payment plan, and receive a calculated first payment. This especially benefits those members with high level donations who might wish to break up a large donation payment.

Pacific Science Center also plans to implement Paciolan's marketing services, including its retargeting tools, which help it deliver sequential messages targeting members encouraging them to renew and highlighting member benefits.

"We are honored to be working with such a prestigious museum and education center as Pacific Science Center and are excited to be continuing our partnership," said Dave Butler, Chief Executive Officer of Paciolan. "Leveraging our industry-leading general admissions software solutions, we look forward to helping the Science Center achieve success with its King Tut Exhibit, as well as its future events." About Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great PharaohsThe exhibit features more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb as well as artifacts from ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. With more than twice the number of artifacts than the original Tut exhibit that toured in the 1970s, many of these objects have never toured in the United States before this exhibit. Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed -- a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh found at the remains of the funerary temple of two of his high officials. See authentic objects from King Tut's tomb including jewelry, furniture and weapons, as well as the boy king's golden sandals -- created specifically for the afterlife and covering his feet when his mummified remains were discovered in 1922 by British explorer Howard Carter.

About Pacific Science CenterPacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark and now serves more than one million people a year onsite at its flagship location. On October 22, 2012 Pacific Science Center will celebrate making science fun for 50 years. For more information, call (206) 443-3642 or visit pacificsciencecenter.org. Pacific Science Center is committed to providing accessibility for all guests. For detailed information about our facility and services, please visit pacificsciencecenter.org.

About Paciolan Founded in 1980, Paciolan is the leader in venue enablement, powering ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for leading organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 100 million tickets annually. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. Paciolan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor.

Visit www.paciolan.com for additional company information.

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