With the expiration of the state and county indoor mask mandates, masks are no longer required for Guests starting March 12, 2022. Our Team Members will continue to wear masks at this time.
SPACE NEEDLE HOURS
We're open year-round, whether you want to view natural sights or Instagram city lights at night!
September 6 - 30
Sunday - Friday: 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Open: 10:00AM – 8:30PM
Open: 7:15AM – 8:30PM
October 3 - 31
Tuesday - Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday – Monday: 10:00AM – 8:30PM
Operating hours are posted approximately one month in advance. Last entry 45 minutes before closing time listed above.
SPECIAL EVENTS & CLOSURES
The Space Needle occasionally closes entirely or partially due to special events.
Wednesday, September 14: The upper observation level, outdoor deck, and The Loupe (revolving glass floor and lower observation level) will close at 3:00PM. The last ticket for full access will be sold at 2:00PM.
Thursday, September 22: The upper observation level, outdoor deck, and The Loupe (revolving glass floor and lower observation level) will close at 3:45PM. The last ticket for full access will be sold at 3:15PM.
SEATTLE CENTER MONORAIL
The nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system and a beloved Seattle landmark, the Seattle Center Monorail provides a fun, quick, and convenient link between downtown Seattle and the Space Needle.
SPACE NEEDLE DIRECTIONS & MAP
Driving directions from downtown Seattle:
- Find your way to 4th Avenue
- Head northwest on 4th Avenue
- Turn left on Denny Way, then after one block, turn right onto Broad Street
- Follow Broad Street for one block to the intersection of 4th Avenue North and Broad Street
- Turn left at the Space Needle valet
Driving 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 on Broad Street (under monorail tracks)
- Continue on Broad Street for one block, then turn right at the Space Needle valet
Priority valet parking for Guests visiting The Loupe Lounge is available at the base of the Space Needle, with limited parking available for all other Guests.
*$18 per hour for general valet parking & Lounge Guests
Complimentary valet parking is included in select Lounge packages. View packages for more details.
Hours and rates subject to change.
For all other Guests, we recommend parking at the Seattle Center's 5th Avenue N. parking garage, located two blocks from the Space Needle.
The turn-around loop is also open for passenger loading and unloading.
SEATTLE CENTER PARKING
Due to limited parking availability at the Space Needle, we recommend utilizing Seattle Center's nearby parking facilities, just a short walk from the Space Needle.
BUILDING & BAG POLICY
All guests are subject to a security screening upon entry. 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.
All bags and parcels are subject to search. Small backpacks and purses (i.e. something that could fit under an airline seat) are permitted inside.
Complimentary storage lockers are located near the main entrance. Medium-sized bags and large backpacks (i.e. carry-on sized luggage that could fit in an overhead airline bin) will fit in our complimentary lockers. Large bags (i.e. 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.