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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, send a note to Contact Us and our team will be happy to respond.


Are there any discounts?

If you’re sightseeing in Seattle, CityPASS® tickets bundle Space Needle with 4 more top Seattle attractions at a 48% savings off combined admissions – LEARN MORE. We offer discount for youth (ages 5 - 12) and seniors (ages 65+) through online ticketing and on-site self-service ticket kiosks. We also offer military and King County resident rates at the Box Office; discounts are for anyone in the party with an ID.

How do I purchase a timed ticket?

You may reserve your timed ticket online, via your mobile device, or on-site at our Box Office or self-service kiosks. Select from a variety of options to determine the ticket type, day and time that works best for you. Arrival times are set for every 15 minutes from open to close. To improve guest flow and experience, Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass 15-minute arrival intervals will now contain 5-minute timeslots within them.

How do timed tickets work?

Your visit is good for the date listed on your ticket. Arrive at the Space Needle at the arrival time listed on your ticket. Upon arrival, follow the signs towards the Entrance located outside on the north side of the Space Needle (across from the monorail station).

What happens if I don’t pre-purchase tickets?

Guests that pre-purchase their tickets save time – just arrive at the arrival time on your ticket and start your experience! Tickets purchased on-site on the day of your visit are subject to availability and wait times.

What if I arrive early or after my scheduled launch time?

Your visit is valid for the date and arrival time on your ticket. If you arrive more than 5 minutes earlier or later than the time on your ticket, please see a Space Needle Team Member upon your arrival to reserve the next available entry time.

Do you participate in CityPASS?

Yes, save 48% off Space Needle plus 4 more top Seattle attractions with CityPASS® tickets! First, purchase CityPASS® tickets online for instant mobile ticket delivery. Next, use the Space Needle Ticket Exchange module to make your timed-entry reservation. Bring your CityPASS® ticket and timed-entry ticket to Space Needle for admission.

I am having trouble purchasing tickets online. Who can help?

Contact us and our Hospitality Communications Center can assist you.

I have a gift card. How do I book?

Gift cards can only be redeemed in person at the Box Office.

How do I check my gift card balance?

You can use this tool to check your balance. Please enter your 19-digit gift card number. The second row of four digits will be used as your PIN.

General Questions

I’m purchasing the Space Needle + Chihuly Garden and Glass combination ticket. Do I have to visit both on the same day?

Yes. With the combination ticket please select your date of visit for both the Space Needle, and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Both locations must be visited on the same date. You will be asked to select a 15-minute arrival window for each location. To improve guest flow and experience, Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass 15-minute arrival intervals will now contain 5-minute timeslots within them. This is only the arrival window for entry, once inside you can stay until closing. Combination tickets are for a one-time entry at each location.

Does the Space Needle have a revolving restaurant?

SkyCity Restaurant closed in September 2017 as part of the Space Needle’s historic renovation project. There is currently no full-service revolving restaurant at the Space Needle.

What are the current food and beverage offerings at the Space Needle?

The Loupe Lounge features show-stopping mixology paired with tastes of the Pacific Northwest for Guests 21 and over. The Loupe Lounge is closed for the season and will return this Fall. Learn more about the Lounge here.

Other food and beverage options are available on the upper observation level at Atmos Café and Atmos Wine Bar. Learn more on the Experience page under Food & Beverage Options.

When is The Loupe Lounge open?

The Loupe Lounge is open annually between fall and spring.

Does the Space Needle offer proposal packages?

We currently do not offer proposal packages, but don't let that stop you from popping the question at the Space Needle. Book a special night at The Loupe Lounge or purchase tickets to the top and finish with a glass of champagne at the walk up bar or a meal at The Bar next door at Chihuly Garden and Glass to make your proposal a memorable one. If you do propose at the Space Needle, please be aware that regular rules apply (no tripods or flowers that may affect the experience of other guests).

Where can I find my free digital photo from my Space Needle visit?

Using the 18-digit number printed on your tickets, visit the Spacebook page and enter the number to see your photos.

If you can't find your photo by searching with your 18-digit code, fill out the missing photo form and we will help you find your souvenir photo.

Is admission free for children?

Children 4 and under visit for free.

I have an infant with me, will my car seat be allowed in?

Yes. Car seats are fine to take with you. However, strollers must be parked before entry.

Will my stroller be allowed in?

No. Unfortunately due to the volume of people and limited space on the elevators, strollers must be left in your car or parked in our designated stroller area.

Someone in my party uses a wheelchair. Are you an accessible facility?

Yes. Wheelchairs are always welcome. Upon arrival, our Team Members will direct your party to our courtesy entrance (located on the ground floor in the gift shop) for access at the arrival time printed on your tickets. Once at the top, our Team Members can assist with elevator access between floors.

Are large bags allowed?

No. Large bags (example: too big to carry-on to an airplane) are not allowed in the facility and will not fit in on-site storage lockers; please make other arrangements for storage.

Complimentary storage lockers are located near the main entrance for storing other luggage. Small backpacks and purses (example: something that could fit under an airline seat) are permitted inside. Medium-sized bags and large backpacks (example: carry-on sized luggage too big to fit under an airline seat) will fit in our complimentary lockers.

Is my pet allowed?

Unfortunately pets are not allowed inside the Space Needle. However, service animals are always welcome.

I have a license to carry my concealed weapon. Am I allowed to take my firearm with me?

No. The Space Needle does not allow any weapons on property (with the exception of law enforcement personnel in the performance of their official duties).

Is my camera allowed?

Yes. Photos are highly encouraged. With 360° of viewing on two levels, including the world’s first and only rotating glass floor, you’ll have plenty of photos to take!

May I take and use my tripod?

Tripods are allowed at the Space Needle, however please remember to be courteous of your fellow Guests by not blocking pathways or obstructing views.

Is my video camera allowed?

Yes! You’ll have plenty to capture during your visit to the Space Needle. Photo and video recordings for anything other than personal use (i.e. professional equipment, professional photo shoots) must be approved through our Public Relations Department.

May I take my water bottle in?

Yes. Plastic and metal water containers are totally fine. However, glass containers are prohibited. Water bottle filling stations are available at the top.

Elevating Clean

What is the Space Needle doing to protect its Guests and Team Members from COVID-19?

We’ve made many changes to incorporate redundant layers of cleaning procedures – some you can see, some are done behind-the-scenes. Visit for details.

What is your vaccine policy? Am I required to show proof of vaccination to visit?

No proof of vaccination or a negative test is required to visit.

What is your current mask policy?

With the expiration of the state and county indoor mask mandates on March 11, masks are no longer required for Guests as of March 12, 2022.


Where do I check in when I arrive?

Start your visit inside the lobby of the Space Needle (ground floor), at the VIP check-in podium. If arriving at the drop-off turnaround, enter the doors adjacent to the turnaround and the check-in podium is located to your right. After checking in and going through a security screening (weapons prohibited), our team will direct you toward the top!

How early can I arrive before my Loupe Lounge reservation?

Though we encourage Lounge Guests to arrive at their reservation time for check-in, you are welcome to arrive up to 30 minutes early to allow for extra time exploring the Space Needle before your Lounge reservation. All Guests are welcome to explore the Space Needle after their Lounge experience.

What is the mask policy at The Loupe Lounge?

With the expiration of the state and county indoor mask mandates on March 12, 2022 masks are no longer required for Guests.

What is the maximum party size?

The maximum party size is 4.

When are reservations become available for booking?

During the Loupe Lounge season (Fall through Spring), new reservation availability is released every Monday for bookings up to two weeks in advance. Visit the booking site for more information.

Is there a restaurant at the Space Needle?

SkyCity Restaurant closed in September 2017 as part of the Space Needle’s historic renovation project. There is currently no full-service revolving restaurant at the Space Needle.

I have a gift card for the Space Needle. How can I book?

Space Needle gift cards cannot be used for Loupe Lounge reservations. When Loupe Lounge experiences are offered, please email to book your reservation. If you have any additional questions, please contact (206) 905-2100.