UP. UP. AND AROUND
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. View the details below to learn more about visiting.
SPACE NEEDLE HOURS: THE VIEW ALMOST NEVER SLEEPS
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
|Monday – Thursday||10:00am – 11:00pm|
|Friday – Saturday||9:30am – 11:30pm|
|Sunday||9:30am – 11:00pm|
*the Ticket Booth closes 30 minutes prior to the above closing times.
|Saturday & Sunday||10:00am – 2:45pm|
|Monday – Friday||11:30am – 2:00pm|
|Sunday – Thursday||5:00pm – 8:45pm|
|Friday & Saturday||5:00pm – 9:45pm|
SPACE NEEDLE DIRECTIONS & MAP
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 (North or South):
- From I-5 take exit number 167 towards MERCER ST./SEATTLE CENTER
- Continue on Mercer Street until it becomes Broad Street
- Continue on Broad Street 0.5 miles to the intersection of 4th Avenue North and Broad Street
- Turn right
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
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.