View and Improved

Our historic renovation is almost complete. The Space Needle continues to be open as it wraps up construction with more new glass experiences being unveiled throughout the month of June. See what’s new!


It’s hard to take Seattle for granted when you see it from 520 feet on our Observation Deck. Trace the outlines of the Cascades against the misty horizon. Instagram Mt. Rainier. Track ferries and boats as they cruise through Elliott Bay. Listen to the distant hum of people, cars, trains, buses, and bikers bustling around Downtown Seattle. It’s all up here, ready and waiting to be seen. 


Whether you want to view natural sights or Instagram city lights at night, the Space Needle is almost always open.

Observation Deck & SpaceBase Retail Store

Know Before You Go: Sections of the Observation Deck are closed as part of our renovation.
Learn more about this historic project at
Monday – Sunday: 8:00am–12:00am

*Last entry 30 minutes prior to the above closing times.

SkyCity Restaurant

Closed for renovation — find out more at


Located at the base of the Seattle icon, the Space Needle’s valet parking service is a time saver and convenient. Plus, the cost of valet is the same or just a few dollars more than many of the area parking lots, which are located blocks away.

All rates valid for 3 hours:

General Valet $36
SkyCity Guests $13
Observation Deck Guests $26
Chihuly Garden and Glass Guests $26
Each additional hour $3

Taxes are included. Prices are subject to change. We do not accept the following for valet service: vehicles over 6’11” tall, double-axel vehicles, vans with extended tops or customized vans, vehicles with trailers, motor homes and RV’s, commercial vehicles and box trucks, motorcycles, vehicles with animals (Washington State ordinance), vehicles with firearms, explosives, or hazardous substances, vehicles that have any operational defects which limit the ability to properly maneuver and increase Space Needle LLC liability based on physical condition


400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Directions from downtown Seattle:

  • Find your way to Alaskan Way by heading toward the Elliott Bay waterfront
  • Head northwest on Alaskan Way
  • Alaskan Way turns right and becomes Broad Street
  • Follow Broad Street 0.2 miles to the intersection of 4th Avenue North and Broad Street
  • Turn left

Directions from I-5 (Northbound & Southbound)

  • From I-5 take exit number 167 towards MERCER ST/SEATTLE CENTER
  • Continue straight on Mercer St
  • Turn left on to 5th Ave N
  • Turn right at Broad Street
  • Continue on Broad Street for .5 miles then turn right at the Space Needle valet

Observation Deck Closures

The Space Needle is open 365 days a year. However, we occasionally have to fully or partially close for special events, holidays and/or facility upgrades.

Check back for updated Space Needle hours and closure information. Or for an optimal experience, buy your tickets in advance and reserve your launch time the day of your visit! Buy Now

Building Policy

All bags and parcels are subject to search. For the safety of all guests, weapons will not be permitted in the Space Needle. The only exception to this is law enforcement personnel in the performance of their official duties. The presenter of a ticket consents to a reasonable search for weapons before entering. If you cannot comply with these conditions, then we will not allow you access to our facility.