Sky View Observatory Tickets in Seattle, WA
700 4th Avenue • Seattle, WA 98104
Soar up to the 73rd floor of Columbia Center for stunning views of the Seattle skyline. Sky View Observatory is the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest. Experience 360-degree views of the city, the Space Needle, Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. No matter the time of day, the Seattle Sky View Observatory guarantees a view of a lifetime.
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Sky View Observatory is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm – 8pm; Mondays: 10am-2pm. Hours are subject to change without notice. Last elevator up is one hour prior to closing. Hours vary on certain holidays and for private events:
Sky View Observatory is located on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center at 700 4th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104. Entrance for the Sky View Observatory is located in the atrium at the 4th Avenue entrance of the Columbia Center.
Yes, Sky View Observatory is great for kids and guests of all ages. Children 4 and under are free but do require a ticket.
Time will vary by visitor. Your timed ticket is based on a 30 minute entry window (e.g. an 11am ticket garners admission between 11-11:30am). Upon arrival to the observatory itself, plan to spend about 45 to 90 minutes to complete your visit.
Visibility from Sky View Observatory varies with Seattle’s weather conditions. On days when visibility may be poor, signage will be posted in the box office saying so. On the rare occasion of zero visibility, and at the discretion of Sky View Observatory, a voucher may be issued for each unused ticket, allowing for re-entry on another date and time within 14 days.
Late arrivals will be accommodated based on capacity, so you might be asked to wait until the next open time slot. We strongly encourage you to arrive earlier than your scheduled time to avoid any delays.
Yes, strollers are allowed. You may be asked to remove your child from your stroller and fold it up when entering the elevator if extra space is needed.
Yes, visitors are encouraged to take as many personal photos or videos with handheld devices as they’d like.
Personal use of tripods and selfie sticks are permitted at Sky View Observatory. Please remember to be respectful of fellow guests and not block pathways or obstruct views.
Outside food and beverages are not permitted in Sky View Observatory. Snacks and beverages are available at Sky View Cafe.
Snacks and beverages are available at Sky View Cafe.
Restrooms are available inside Sky View Observatory. They are located in the central part of the observatory.
Yes, the gift shop is located in the atrium.
Service Animals are welcome. All other animals are not permitted in Sky View Observatory.
Firearms are not permitted at Sky View Observatory or Columbia Center.
Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere within the observatory or Columbia Center.
To gain independent admission, guests must be at least 16 years of age. Younger children must be escorted by an adult.
The stairs can only be used in case of an emergency. All guests must access the observatory by elevator.