It Was Time to Visit the Seattle Space Needle
On my first visit it rained! Oh so Seattle! Turns out, it was great for people watching.
I actually do love the Seattle Space Needle. It’s an elegant example of the futuristic designs of the optimistic 1960’s. It’s so iconic. And like the Eiffel Tower in my photos of Paris, the Space Needle always turns up in my photos of Seattle. That’s okay, because I find the Seattle Space Needle quite a beautiful structure.
In May 2012, the Seattle Space Needle was painted Galaxy Gold for its 50th anniversary celebration, to commemorate the colour used when the needle was originally constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair.
Seattle Space Needle Information: Hours and Tickets
TIPS: Buy tickets online so you don’t have to waste time waiting in line. You can buy tickets online for a same day visit. Strollers are not allowed up the elevators, you’ll have to park it at the ground level. Go on a clear day.
Observation Deck & SpaceBase Retail Store
Monday – Sunday 8:00am – 12:00am
*the Ticket Booth closes 30 minutes prior to the above closing times.
Ticket costs range from $18/$24/$28 Adults, $11/$14/$17 Youth, $16/$20/$26 Senior
Seattle CityPASS offers 5 attractions (Space Needle x 2, Aquarium, Zoo, Harbour Tour, Museum of Flight) for one price. Pass booklet costs ranging $64/$100 Adult, $44/$80 Child. CityPASS booklets are valid for nine consecutive days beginning the day of first use.
Don’t forget to buy your Space Noodles in the huge Space Needle gift shop on the ground level.