Family Activities:

Space Needle


Space Needle

Seattle Center at 400 Broad Street, Seattle, 98109, WA

If you get a clear and sunny day in Seattle, a trip to the top of the Space Needle is a must — particularly if “the mountains are out,” as the locals like to say. You could easily see the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, and Elliott Bay, as well as the city skyline. Just know that it’s often windy — really windy! — at the top.

As of 2018, the Space Needle features an outdoor observation deck with glass benches; an ADA lift; and a restaurant with the world’s first rotating-floor observation deck!

The Space Needle is located in Seattle Center, near the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop).


Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday; noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday; and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tip: Go at night for a fun perspective of the city!

Recent Traveler Reviews

Who needs Paris

by rebeccae900

The French of course, but the Seattle Space Center is a great alternative for the rest of us. In addition to the photo ops, you can add your name to the visitor registry and then…

by bcz65

A landmark stop. Be aware it can be crowed, pricey but really beautiful and enjoyable. We got tickets for evening to watch the sunset. This was great. Great accessibility and the glass bottom floor...