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?

Yes! If you are up early (8AM-10AM) or up late (10PM-12AM), you can save up to $5.

What is Timed Ticketing?

Our timed ticketing gives you the freedom to plan your day by reserving your arrival time to visit the Space Needle.

How do I purchase a timed ticket?

You may reserve your timed ticket online, via your mobile device, or on-site at our admissions windows 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 30 minutes from open to close.

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.

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

Please fill out a support form here or contact our Hospitality Communications Center at 206.905.2100.

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. When purchasing a Space Needle + Chihuly Garden and Glass combination ticket, you’ll be prompted to choose a Space Needle arrival time.  Visit Chihuly Garden and Glass any time on the same day as your Space Needle visit (check Chihuly Garden and Glass for current hours).

Is the Space Needle’s revolving restaurant open?

SkyCity Restaurant closed in September 2017 as part of the Space Needle’s historic renovation project. The renovation is near complete with finishing touches happening over the next few months. We will be creating a new dining concept at the Space Needle. We will announce details as they evolve. There is currently no full-service revolving restaurant at the Space Needle.

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

Visitors now have two options for food and beverage at the top. The Atmos Café, located on the upper observation level, features quick and quintessential Pacific Northwest fare, plus locally-crafted beer and wine and more. The Atmos Wine Bar features beer and wine, charcuterie, locally crafted cheese boards, and savory bites paired perfectly with the view. Both locations are open to all guests with no reservations.

Can someone help me find my free digital photo from my Space Needle visit?

Yes. Please contact and we will help you find your souvenir photo.

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.

Is my wheelchair okay to take in?

Yes. Wheelchairs are always welcome. If someone other than you in your party is in a wheelchair, please let our Admissions Team know, so we may expedite you to the proper elevator.

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. If you need to access a gun locker, please notify Security.

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.