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2062 Time Capsule: Let's show the future our past

Join the Space Needle on its quest to archive the moments and memorabilia that reflect the people and culture of today. The Seattle landmark is launching a nationwide search for items — including predictions for the future and submissions from the public via a contest — that will be sealed and locked away until the tower’s 100th anniversary on April 21, 2062!

Be a part of history!

Two ways to participate:

Enter to win for your chance to add your own personal treasures or memories into the 2062 time capsule. A total of six lucky winners will have the opportunity to participate!

Join the conversation and tell us what we should put inside the time capsule. Use #SeeYouIn2062 on Instagram or post to our Facebook.

First five items Space Needle has revealed

While several of the items that will be added to the time capsule will remain a secret for 43 years, the Space Needle has revealed the first five items selected:

  • United States Postal Service Forever Stamps
  • Personal messages from Seattle-based band Pearl Jam
  • A Super Bowl prediction from Seattle Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer Walter Jones
  • One share of stock
  • And of course, a Twinkie

The Space Needle will continue collecting items through Friday, September 13, 2019 before the time capsule is officially sealed during a special ceremony on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Questions? Email us:


“I would like to include a few pieces of unfinished miniature pottery that I have made, a small weaved belt and a letter about why they are important to my tribe Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. I want people in 43 years to know that pottery and weaving are still important to the people in my tribe. The cultural significance of these items are not only for religious purposes, but every day activities as well. They remind me of home and will offer a glimpse in the life of one “modern-day Native” who hopes the traditions of pottery making and belt weaving will be passed on to her children and future generations.”

– Kelly T., Las Vegas, NV