Vaccine Policy Starting Oct. 25

In support of King County guidance, proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for all ticketed Guests ages 12 and over starting October 25. Learn more about the prescreening process before your visit for a quick and easy arrival!

Masks Required Indoors

A statewide updated mask order went into effect Aug. 23, 2021 requiring face masks for everyone over five years of age indoors regardless of vaccination status. All Guests and Team Members must wear a mask indoors. Masks are optional outdoors for vaccinated guests. For special accommodations, contact us at (206) 905-2100 or before your visit.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Our team is almost fully vaccinated and tested regularly. Team Members are instructed not to come to work if they feel sick and are required to follow our established wellness protocols. We also request that any Guests who feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 stay home. Please contact us at (206) 905-2100 or and we will transfer your tickets to another day or refund your purchase.

Touch Less + Card & Digital Payments Only

The Space Needle is now cashless. For anyone without a credit or debit card, free cash-to-card machines are available on-site. There is no cost to get a card, and there are no fees to use the card (which can be used inside and outside of the Space Needle).

Buy Tickets Online + Timed Ticketing

For the most seamless experience, purchase tickets online before arriving. Tickets can be scanned on your phone or mobile device, and by purchasing for a specific arrival time you can avoid time spent waiting.

Elevating Clean

The safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority, which is why we’ve made investments to implement the most effective, science-backed cleaning technologies and protocols available today. Learn more about Elevating Clean before your visit.


We're open whether you want to view natural sights or Instagram city lights at night!


Thursday - Monday 10:00AM - 8:30PM

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00AM - 8:00PM

November 25

Thursday: 11:00AM - 8:30PM

November 26 - 27

Friday - Saturday: 9:30AM - 9:30PM

November 28 - December 17

Thursday - Monday: 10:00AM - 8:30PM

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00AM - 8:00PM

December 18 - 30

Saturday - Thursday: 9:30AM - 9:30PM

December 31

Friday: 9:30AM - 6:00PM

Last entry 45 minutes before closing time listed above.

Tickets are currently on-sale through December 30 for our core hours of 12:00PM - 5:00PM. As we finalize hours, we'll add morning and evening ticket inventory (two to four weeks in advance).


The Space Needle occasionally closes entirely or partially due to special events.

Updated 10/20/2021

Monday, November 8: The Loupe (revolving glass floor and lower observation level) will close at 4:00PM. The upper observation level and outdoor deck will remain open. The last ticket for full access will be sold at 3:00PM.

Saturday, December 25: Closed for Christmas Day.

Saturday, January 15: The Loupe (revolving glass floor and lower observation level) will close at 4:00PM. The upper observation level and outdoor deck will remain open. The last ticket for full access will be sold at 3:00PM.


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.


400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Plan a transit trip

Driving directions from downtown Seattle:

  1. Find your way to 4th Avenue
  2. Head northwest on 4th Avenue
  3. Turn left on Denny Way, then after one block, turn right onto Broad Street
  4. Follow Broad Street for one block to the intersection of 4th Avenue North and Broad Street
  5. Turn left at the Space Needle valet

Driving directions from I-5 (Northbound & Southbound)

  1. From I-5 take exit number 167 towards MERCER ST/SEATTLE CENTER
  2. Continue straight on Mercer St
  3. Turn left on to 5th Ave N
  4. Turn right on Broad Street (under monorail tracks)
  5. Continue on Broad Street for one block, then turn right at the Space Needle valet


Guests visiting The Loupe Lounge are welcome to self-park in our turn-around loop at the base of the Space Needle, with limited self-parking available for other Guests. Valet parking at the Space Needle is temporarily closed.

  • Guests must park their own vehicles, under the direction and guidance of Space Needle staff.

  • Parking is available Thursday through Sunday from 1:00PM to 10:00PM.
  • $15 per hour

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.


During the temporary closure of our valet parking service we recommend utilizing Seattle Center's nearby parking facilities, just a short walk from the Space Needle.


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.



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