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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 1, 2018.

(206) 386-4300
seattleaquarium.org

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Ticket Booth, Pier 55
Seattle, WA 98101

5-minute walk southwest/below Pike Place Market

Departures vary by day and season; see details.
Closed Christmas Day.

(206) 623-1445
argosycruises.com

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

325 5th Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109

At Seattle Center, near Space Needle

Open daily 10am-5pm (summer 10am-7pm)

Seasonal hours may apply; check website.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(206) 770-2700
MoPOP.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 13, 2018, and at 2pm on July 20, 2018 and July 27, 2018.
Closed Christmas Day.

(206) 548-2500
zoo.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

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

CityPASS Admission

Space Needle

Day/Night admission, including two visits to the top within 24 hours

Seattle Aquarium

General admission to all major exhibits, plus interpretive shows

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

A one-hour narrated Harbor Cruise Tour

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

General admission

Woodland Park Zoo

General admission

Chihuly Garden and Glass

General admission, plus a complimentary audio tour (smartphone required)

Pacific Science Center

General admission

Highlights

Space Needle

  • Discover unparalleled views of Mt. Rainer to the south, the Cascade range to the East, and the majestic Olympics to the West from two levels, one with an all-glass floor and the other an open-air deck.
  • Float over Seattle as you sit back on one of the inclined glass benches in the open-air observation deck.
  • Step out onto The Loupe, the world's first revolving glass floor, with Seattle at your feet.
  • Step beyond on the Oculus Stairs and enjoy

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.

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

  • 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, a Gizmo puppet from Gremlins in Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film, the Staff of Ra headpiece from Raiders of the Lost Ark in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame exhibition, and Klingon robes from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction.
  • 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!

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.

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.
  • Get a personal tour of the universe in the planetarium, where you’ll be guided by a live planetarian who will answer your questions and tailor the show to your interests.

CityPASS Entry

Space Needle

Present your CityPASS booklet at the Space Needle ticket booth or ekiosk to reserve timed tickets for your first visit. Exchange your CityPASS voucher for a booklet at the ticket window.

No timed tickets are required for your second visit, but keep your timed ticket from your first visit for entry; use the general boarding lane. If your first visit is during the day, your second visit must be during the last three hours of operation. If your first visit is at night, your second visit must be during the first three hours of operation the next day.

Visit the Space Needle to reserve your timed tickets early in your trip to Seattle. You can reserve tickets up to nine days in advance. Or, to reserve your timed tickets online, click here.

Seattle Aquarium

Present your CityPASS booklet or voucher at main entrance or the Express line (when open).

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Present your CityPASS booklet or voucher in person at Argosy Cruises Pier 55 for a timed boarding pass. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure time. If you wish, visit Pier 55 anytime with the 9-day validity period to get your boarding pass in advance.

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

Present your CityPASS booklet at the admissions desk to obtain an admission receipt or at any gallery entry to obtain a museum sticker. Exchange your CityPASS voucher for a booklet at the main admissions desk.

Woodland Park Zoo

Present your CityPASS booklet at the main entry point to skip the main ticket line, or exchange your CityPASS voucher for a booklet at any admission ticket window. Ticket is not valid with other promotions or offers; seasonal exhibits may require an additional fee.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Present your booklet at the admissions desk to reserve your entry time, or present your voucher at the admissions counter located in the main entrance lobby.

Pacific Science Center

Present your booklet or voucher at the general admission entrance or the express entrance (when open).

Offers/Upgrades

Seattle Aquarium

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

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Tillicum Excursion Upgrade: Exchange your Argosy Harbor Cruise CityPASS ticket for a Tillicum Excursion upgrade including narrated cruise, Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish, and native-inspired dance show. Upgrade Prices: Adults and seniors, $57.50 (regularly $91.50); ages 4-12, $28.50 (regularly $35.50); ages 3 and under, free.

Argosy Locks Cruise Boat & Bus: Exchange your Argosy Harbor Cruise 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. Includes bus transportation to or from Pier 55 to complete the tour. Upgrade Prices: Adults $23.50 (regularly $47.50); ages 4-12, $18.50 (regularly $23.50); ages 3 and under, free.

Argosy Locks Cruise Stay & Play: Guests who purchase this pass have the freedom to explore the neighborhood around the cruise’s end point instead of returning to their original boarding location. Start your cruise from Pier 55 on the Seattle Waterfront, take in the views along the route, de-board at the AGC Marina and “stay and play” in nearby South Lake Union. This cruise also departs from the AGC Marina for Pier 55. Upgrade Prices: Adults $16.50 (regularly $42.50); ages 4-12 $11.50 (regularly $19.50); ages 3 and under, free.

Argosy Lake Union Cruise Upgrade: Exchange your Argosy Harbor Cruise CityPASS ticket for a 1 and 1/2 hour Lake Union Cruise upgrade. Explore Seattle’s urban aquatic playground through Lake Union, Portage Bay, and the Montlake Cut. Get close to the floating home community including the ”Sleepless in Seattle” movie home and explore Seattle’s beloved public space were locals live, work, and play. Upgrade Prices: Adults, $11.50 (regularly $33.50); ages 4-12, $6.50 (regularly $14.50); ages 3 and under, free.

Argosy Lake Washington Cruise Upgrade: Exchange your Argosy Harbor Tour Cruise CityPASS ticket for a 90-minute Lake Washington Cruise upgrade. Learn the history of the area and cruise past magnificent lakeside properties as you relax and enjoy one of the world’s truly beautiful urban lakes. Cruise by Bill and Melinda Gates' estate and take in spectacular scenic views of Mt. Rainier. Upgrade Prices: Adults, $11.50 (regularly $33.50); ages 4-12, $6.50 (regularly $14.50); ages 3 and under, free.

Purchasing Upgrades: Click here for details on purchasing the above upgrades.

Discount: Get the special CityPASS rate of just $15 (a 25% savings) on two 5x7 boarding photos, a perfect keepsake from your Argosy Harbor Cruise or upgraded cruise. See the coupon in your booklet for details.

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

Discount: Get $5 off purchases of over $40 at MoPOP stores, plus a free limited edition guitar pick; see the coupon in your booklet.

MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes: The largest exhibition ever staged at MoPOP, MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 original artifacts including iconic artwork, costumes, and props from comics and films. Cost for CityPASS holders: $8.

Woodland Park Zoo

Historic Carousel: Cost for CityPASS holders: $3 per ride.

Feed the Penguins: Offered daily (Oct-April). Cost for CityPASS holders: $5.

Feed the Birds at Willawong Station: Seedsticks available weekends, holidays and school holidays; $2 each.

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

Feed the Rhinos: Offered once daily excluding Mondays (May-September). Cost for CityPASS holders: $10.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Complimentary Starter or Dessert at Collections Café : Enjoy lunch or dinner at Collections Café and receive a free small starter or dessert with the purchase of an entrée. See the coupon in your booklet for details.

Pacific Science Center

Evening Laser Shows: Cost for CityPASS holders: $14.

Laser Matinee: Cost for CityPASS holders: $5.

Feature IMAX® Films: Adults, $16.95; ages 6-15, $14.95; ages 3-5, $11.95. Click here for current movies and schedules. Purchase tickets at entry or Information Desk.

Documentary IMAX® Films: Cost for CityPASS holders: $8.75. Click here for current movies and schedules. Purchase tickets at entry or Information Desk.

Advice for Visitors

Space Needle

Tips:
  • No timed tickets are required for your second visit, but keep your timed ticket from your first visit for entry; use the general boarding lane. If your first visit is during the day, your second visit must be during the last three hours of operation. If your first visit is at night, your second visit must be during the first three hours of operation the next day. Be sure to check spaceneedle.com for current hours.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
  • Be sure to check out the Space Needle's free apps and other digital experiences before your visit.
  • The Space Needle uses timed ticketing, and during busy travel seasons and holiday periods, tickets can sell out in advance. We recommend going to the Space Needle as early as possible during your Seattle stay to reserve your visit time; you can reserve a time up to 9 days in advance.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Atmos Wine Bar, Atmos Cafe
  • 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.

Groups: Groups of 20 or more: Please call the Group Sales Department at (206) 905-2186 ahead of arrival. Alternatively, call Admissions at (206) 396-8816.

Seattle Aquarium

Tips:
  • Don't miss the dive shows in the Window on Washington Waters and the Underwater Dome.
  • The mammal feeding times also include informative training demonstrations.
  • Get your hand stamped and you can leave and re-enter the aquarium all day.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
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) 693-6196.

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Tips:
  • Please arrive 45 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).
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
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

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

Tips:
  • MoPOP is conveniently located at the Seattle Center alongside several other attractions, including the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden & Glass and Pacific Science Center.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: CULTURE KITCHEN by Wolfgang Puck
  • Gift Shops: MoPOP 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.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Rain Forest Food Pavilion, Pacific Blue Chowder House, multiple snack shacks.
  • Gift Shops: ZooStore (south and west entrances)

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.

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.
  • Visit citypass.com/chihulygg for insider tips and current entry instructions (a timed ticket may be required during peak season).
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass occasionally closures for special events. Click here for a list of full and partial closures to plan ahead.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Collections Café
  • Gift Shops: The Bookstore

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

Groups: Groups of 20 or more: Please call (206) 753-4929 ahead of arrival.

Pacific Science Center

Tips:
  • Enjoy a live, immersive presentation in Pacific Science Center’s Willard Smith Planetarium. Blast-off to the outer reaches of the universe, or explore the planets in our own solar system. Included with general admission; get your tickets at the box office when you arrive, or stop by the information desk in building 1 during your visit.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
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.

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