The site of the 1962 World’s Fair is more than 74 acres and the home of museums, theaters and public art like the popular International Fountain. The center hosts major sporting events and concerts and is home to both the Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. It also hosts numerous cultural festivals. Venues onsite include the Space Needle, McCaw Hall, MoPOP, Pacific Science Center and the Children’s Museum. The Monorail travels from the Seattle Center to downtown’s Westlake Center.
Highlights & Tips:
- A trip to the Observation Deck of the Space Needle gives visitors a 360-degree view of the city. Also there, SkyPad, a giant digital wall that displays photography and history from the Needle.
- Chihuly Garden and Glass, located adjacent to the Space Needle, is a long-term exhibit of glass-artist Dale Chihuly. Works are both indoors and outdoors.
- Heading to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass? Buy a package admission to save.
- EMP Museum has a variety of exhibits exploring pop culture—everything from video games and movies to music and television. Buy tickets online to save on adult admission.
- Kids will enjoy the Artists at Play playground, a giant structure next to EMP Museum with places to climb, crawl and slide.