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Location & Hours

Location & Hours

CityPASS Admission

Highlights

CityPASS Entry

Offers/Upgrades

Advice for Visitors

Map

Location & Hours

Space Needle

Seattle Center
400 Broad Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Open 365 days a year. Hours vary by season, and special hours apply for holidays and special events; see website for details

(206) 905-2100
(800) 937-9582
spaceneedle.com

Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101

On downtown waterfront, below Pike Place Market

Open daily, 9:30am-5pm
Holiday hours apply on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve; see website for details.
Closed Christmas Day and June 5, 2015.

(206) 386-4300
(206) 386-4320
seattleaquarium.org

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Visitor Center: Pier 56
Ticket booth and dock: Pier 55
Seattle, WA 98101

5-minute walk southwest/below Pike Place Market

Departures vary by day and season; see details.
Obtain timed boarding pass at least 15 min. prior to departure.
Closed Christmas Day.

(206) 623-1445
argosycruises.com

EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109

At Seattle Center, near Space Needle

Summer (May 22-Sep 7, 2015): Open daily, 10am-7pm
Winter (through May 26, 2016): Open daily 10am-5pm
Seasonal hours may apply; check website.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

(206) 770-2700
empmuseum.org

Woodland Park Zoo

South Entrance address:
750 N. 50th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

GPS/West Entrance address:
5500 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103

Open daily 9:30am
Closing times vary seasonally.
Zoo closes at 3pm on July 10, 2015, for zoo fundraiser.
Closed Christmas Day.

(206) 548-2500
zoo.org

Pacific Science Center

200 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Under the arches near the Space Needle

Hours vary; check website for details.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(206) 443-2001
pacificsciencecenter.org

Chihuly Garden and Glass

305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Next to the Space Needle

Open daily; hours vary by season. Check website for current hours.
Occassional partial closures for special events.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(206) 753-4940
chihulygardenandglass.com

CityPASS Admission

Space Needle

CityPASS includes Day/Night admission: two visits to the top within 24 hours. Check out the amazing view in daylight, then enjoy the sunset and lights of the city by dark.

Seattle Aquarium

CityPASS includes general admission to all of the aquarium’s major exhibits and frequent interpretive shows that highlight marine life from the Puget Sound region.

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

CityPASS includes a one-hour narrated Harbor Cruise Tour that circles the Elliot Bay and Seattle Harbor, offering wonderful views of the Seattle skyline, waterfront, and Olympic and Cascade Mountains.

EMP Museum

CityPASS includes general admission to EMP Museum at Seattle Center, located just steps from the Space Needle.

Woodland Park Zoo

CityPASS includes general admission to the 92-acre award-winning zoo.

Pacific Science Center

CityPASS includes general admission to Pacific Science Center’s interactive and innovative exhibits, plus one Documentary IMAX® movie.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

CityPASS includes general admission to the colorful Garden, Galleries and Glasshouse, plus a complimentary audio tour (smartphone required).

Highlights

Space Needle

  • Head up and see what all the oohhhs and ahhhhhs are about: unparalleled views of Mt. Rainer to the south, the Cascade range to the East, and the majestic Olympics to the West.
  • Zoom in on the action below with a Swarovski telescope, for free.
  • Explore the Space Needle’s history and Seattle’s sights like never before with award-winning interactive technology.

Seattle Aquarium

  • Step through a short tunnel into the one-of-a-kind underwater dome. You’ll get a 360-degree view into a mammoth 400,000-gallon tank filled with hundreds of fascinating Puget Sound fish!
  • Meet a fabulous assortment of charming and entertaining marine mammals: gregarious sea otters, river otters, harbor seals and fur seals.
  • Discover some of the most interesting and eye-catching animals that make their homes in the warm waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean.
  • Experience a one-of-a-kind glimpse into life under the surface of Puget Sound at the Window on Washington Waters exhibit, a mammoth 120,000-gallon exhibit filled with more than 800 fish and invertebrates indigenous to the Pacific Northwest’s local waters.

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

  • Take in amazing views of the Seattle skyline, Elliott Bay waterfront, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, shipping terminals, and historic neighborhoods.
  • Discover interesting facts about waterfront piers, Seattle’s maritime history and Space Needle from the expert narration offered on the cruise.
  • Catch a glimpse of container ships and The Washington State ferry fleet — the largest in the U.S.

EMP Museum

  • Watch music performances and light shows in Sky Church, featuring a mammoth 60’ HD LED screen.
  • Explore the tools of rock'n'roll in Sound Lab, where you can play instruments, jam out with friends in soundproof rooms, and record your own song.
  • Travel to a pixelated world of wonder and play in Indie Game Revolution, and get the whole family in on the fun by playing one of the twenty featured single and multiplayer games.
  • Trace the historical development of the signature instrument of rock ‘n’ roll in Guitar Gallery: The Quest for Volume, presenting 55 vintage, world-changing guitars from the 1770s to the present.
  • View an original manuscript page from Game of Thrones, in Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, the Vince Lombardi Trophy in We Are 12: The Seattle Seahawks and the Road to Victory, the alien creature suit from Alien, in Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film, and the world’s most extensive exhibition of memorabilia from grunge luminaries Nirvana in Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, and Klingon robes from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction.
  • Explore Hello Kitty’s colorful history and influence on art and culture in Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.
  • Travel alongside the legendary Jimi Hendrix at the height of his fame in Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970.

Woodland Park Zoo

  • See the world’s first sustainable penguin exhibit, using geothermal technology to cool and heat the water.
  • Visit naturalistic habitats that take you from Alaska's tundra (Northern Trail) to Australia & New Zealand to South America & Africa.
  • Meet a vast assortment of amazing animals at The Temperate Forest, African Savanna and Tropical Rain Forest.
  • Immerse yourself in the desert coast of Peru with the state-of-the-art Humboldt penguin exhibit.
  • Don't miss the state-of-the-art Banyan Wilds exhibit, home to tigers and sloth bears!

Pacific Science Center

  • Learn how personal choices can positively affect our health and well-being at Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health and Wellness, a 7000-square foot permanent exhibit that presents health as a life-long process of balancing exercise, diet, proper rest and hygiene.
  • Enjoy year-round sunshine in the Tropical Butterfly House! Watch beautiful, exotic butterflies fly, sun themselves and feed among tropical flowers. See a brand-new butterfly emerge in the chrysalis viewing window. New butterflies are released into the exhibit each morning.
  • Travel back to the Mesozoic Era in Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time, where you’ll meet 7 dinosaurs in a lifelike environment.
  • See live creatures of all kinds, from the domestic to the exotic. Animal displays feature reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, including a colony of East African naked mole rats.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

  • Enter the 40-foot tall glass and steel Glasshouse, the centerpiece of Chihuly Garden and Glass and home to an expansive 100-foot long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows and amber.
  • Meander the garden paths lined with trees, plants and flowers, including Crimson camellias, scarlet daylilies, dogwoods, hardy fuchsias and handkerchief trees that provide the setting for the Crystal and Icicle Towers and an installation of Reeds on Logs. At the center of this lush landscape, on a bed of black mondo grass, is the Sun, an explosion of yellow and orange.
  • Explore the comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly’s significant series of work in the eight galleries and three Drawing Walls.

CityPASS Entry

Space Needle

Present booklet at the Space Needle Ticket Booth or to an admissions agent to reserve your day/night timed tickets. Exchange voucher for a CityPASS booklet at the ticket window. CityPASS includes Day/Night admission: two visits to the top within 24 hours. Check out the amazing view in daylight, then enjoy the sunset and lights of the city by dark.

Seattle Aquarium

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the member/prepaid ticket line to skip main ticket line and receive general admission to all of the aquarium’s major exhibits and frequent interpretive shows that highlight marine life from the Puget Sound region.

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at either the Argosy visitor center at Pier 56 or the ticket booth at Pier 55 for a timed boarding pass for your one-hour narrated Harbor Cruise Tour.

EMP Museum

Present CityPASS booklet at the admission desk to obtain an admission receipt or to any gallery entry to obtain a museum sticker. Exchange vouchers for a CityPASS booklet at the main admissions desk. CityPASS includes general admission to EMP Museum, where you can explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture.

Woodland Park Zoo

Present CityPASS booklet at the main entry point to skip the main ticket line, or exchange CityPASS voucher for a CityPASS booklet at any admission ticket window. CityPASS includes general admission to the 92-acre award-winning zoo. Ticket valid for general admission only and is not valid with other promotions or offers; seasonal exhibits may require an additional fee.

Pacific Science Center

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at any entrance, excluding Member or Express entrance, for general admission, to select your Documentary IMAX® movie and to purchase any exhibit/Studio IMAX® Movie upgrade tickets. CityPASS includes general admission to Pacific Science Center’s interactive and innovative exhibits, plus one Documentary IMAX® movie.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Present booklet at exhibition entrance, or present voucher at the Admissions counter located in the main entrance lobby. CityPASS includes general admission to the colorful Garden, Galleries and Glasshouse, plus a complimentary audio tour (smartphone required).

Offers/Upgrades

Space Needle

Discount: Show your CityPASS booklet at the Needlicious Fudge Center and get 1/2 pound of fudge free when you buy 1 pound.

Seattle Aquarium

Discount: Get 15% off your purchase at Seattle Aquarium gift store. See coupon in booklet.

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Tillicum Village Upgrade: Exchange your Argosy Harbor Tour CityPASS ticket for a Tillicum Village upgrade including narrated cruise, buffet salmon bake, and native-inspired dance show. Adults and seniors, $57 (regularly $79); ages 4-12, $23 (regularly $30); ages 3 and under, free. See coupon in booklet.

Argosy Locks Cruise Upgrade: Exchange your Argosy Harbor Tour CityPASS ticket for a Argosy Locks Cruise upgrade, a 2-and-a-half hour tour that connects the salt water of Puget Sound with the fresh water of Lake Union via the Hiram Chittenden Locks. Enjoy live narration of Seattle's history while viewing the historic waterfront. Adults and seniors, $19; ages 4-12, $12; ages 3 and under, free. See coupon in booklet.

Seattle Lakes Cruise Upgrade: Exchange your Argosy Harbor Tour CityPASS ticket for a 2-hour Seattle Lakes Cruise upgrade. See magnificent homes that the technology industry built for the rich and famous. Get close to the floating home community and take in spectacular scenic views of Mt. Rainier. Adults and seniors, $19; ages 4-12, $12; ages 3 and under, free. See coupon in booklet.

EMP Museum

Discount: Get $5 off purchases of over $35 at EMP stores, plus a free set of limited edition EMP guitar picks; see coupon in booklet.

Woodland Park Zoo

Historic Carousel: Cost for CityPASS holders: $2 per ride.

Feed the Penguins: Offered daily (Oct-April). Cost for CityPASS holders: $5 (children 2 and under, free).

Feed the Birds at Willawong Station: Seedsticks available weekends, holidays and school holidays; $1 each.

Feed the Giraffes: Offered twice daily (May-September, weather dependent). Cost for CityPASS holders: $5 (children 2 and under, free).

Pacific Science Center

Evening Laser Shows: Cost for CityPASS holders: Thurs $7, Fri-Sun $10.50 (no shows Mon-Wed).

Planetarium or Laser Matinee: Cost for CityPASS holders: $3.

Studio IMAX® Movie: Cost for CityPASS holders: a reduced price of only $9. Click here for current movies and schedules.

Advice for Visitors

Space Needle

Amenities:
  • Dining: SkyCity revolving restaurant, SkyCafé
  • Gift Shops: SpaceBase Gifts

Best time to visit: Visit before 11am or after 7pm when it's less crowded.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Seattle Aquarium

Tips:
  • Don't miss the dive shows in the Window on Washington Waters and the Underwater
  • The mammal feeding times also include informative training demonstrations.
  • Get your hand stamped and you can leave and re-enter the aquarium all day.
  • Cell phone audio tour available.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Aquarium Café
  • Gift Shops: Seattle Aquarium Store

Best time to visit: Visit weekdays after 1pm during winter and weekdays before 11am during summer when it's less crowded.

Accessibility: All regular exhibits are wheelchair accessible.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 20 or more: Call (206) 693-6169.

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Tips:
  • Arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure to give yourself ample time for the ticket and boarding process.
  • For the best views, coming and going, head to the top and sit on the city side (your right, when facing the front of the boat).
Amenities:
  • Dining: Snacks, sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and wine available on board.
  • Gift Shops: Souvenirs available in onboard gift area.

Best time to visit: The first tour of the day is usually the least-crowded.

Accessibility: All vessels are wheelchair friendly. Please call (206) 623-1445 to notify Argosy of any special-assistance needs prior to cruises so they may provide appropriate assistance upon arrival.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (206) 623-1445

EMP Museum

Tips:
  • EMP is conveniently located at the Seattle Center alongside several other attractions, including the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden & Glass and Pacific Science Center.
Amenities:
  • Dining: POP Kitchen + Bar
  • Gift Shops: EMP Stores

Accessibility: Fully accessible to disabilities; on monorail line.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (206) 770-2766.

Woodland Park Zoo

Tips:
  • The free Woodland Park Zoo iPhone or Android App is a great way to enhance your Zoo experience; details and download.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Rain Forest Food Pavilion, Pacific Blue Chowder House, multiple snack shacks.
  • Gift Shops: ZooStore (south and west entrances)
  • Strollers: Available for rent at south and west entrance visitor assistance: single strollers, $7; double strollers, $9; wagons, $10.

Best time to visit: The least-crowded time to visit is weekday afternoons after 1pm.

Accessibility: Fully accessible. Non-electric wheelchairs available at south entrance, $10.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 20 or more: Call (206) 548-2500; Email customerservice@zoo.org.

Pacific Science Center

Tips:
  • CityPASS admission includes one Documentary IMAX® movie in the Boeing or PACCAR Theaters; reserve your show time at the box office. Studio IMAX® films require a reduced rate upgrade fee of $9. Click here for current movies and schedules.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Pacific Science Center Café
  • Gift Shops: Pacific Science Center Store

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (206) 443-3611.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Tips:
  • Check listings at the Exhibition entrance for tour schedules and daily Spotlight Talks. Complimentary digital photography provided.
  • The amount of time you spend in the galleries depends upon you, as the visit is self-paced; however, the average amount of time most visitors spend viewing the artwork in the Exhibition Hall, Garden and Glasshouse is 1-2 hours.
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass is a destination for families and guests of all ages. That said, due to the nature of the exhibition, please ensure that those under the age of 14 are accompanied by an adult.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Collections Café
  • Gift Shops: The Bookstore

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

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