Sky View Observatory Tickets

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SeattleSky View Observatory

Sky View Observatory | Seattle’s magic from a height

One of the must visit attractions in the city is the Sky View Observatory. Located on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center, this observatory offers breathtaking 360 degree views of the Seattle skyline. It's not just the views that make this place special, the Sky View Observatory holds the title of being the highest public viewpoint in the entire Pacific Northwest. Here’s everything you need to know about booking your Sky View Observatory tickets, what to expect on your visit, and other essential information for a seamless experience.

Which Sky View Observatory ticket is best for you?

View from Sky View Observatory over Seattle

If you’re budget-conscious:

Go for: Standard tickets

  • Enjoy access to a state of theart observatory overlooking the beautiful Seattle skyline.
  • Soak in the views from almost 1000 feet above ground, the highest vantage point in the Pacific Northwest area.

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Sky View Observatory Standard Ticket

360 view from Sky View Observatory in Seattle

If you want to get your hands on vouchers:

Go for: Classic Access tickets

  • Take in 360° views of Seattle from 902 feet in the air inside the Sky View Observatory.
  • Your Classic Access tickets include a $5 voucher which you can redeem at the gift shop or Sky View Café.

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Sky View Observatory Classic Access Ticket

Sky View Observatory

If you’re want the VIP experience:

Go for: Elite Experience tickets

  • Grab the best spot with your Elite Experience ticket as you get access to window seating for the best viewing experience.
  • Enjoy a $10 voucher which is redeemable for souvenirs or items at the café.

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Sky View Observatory Elite Experience Ticket

Discounted tickets: Children between the ages of 5 to 3 and seniors above 65 get discounted tickets.

Cancellation policy: You can cancel your tickets up to 24 hours before your scheduled visit for a refund.

Plan Your Visit To Sky View Observatory

Getting there
Facilities & accessibility
Visitor tips
Timings of  Sky View Observatory

General timings:

  • Friday- Saturday: 12 PM  8 PM
  • Monday: 12 PM  4 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM  7 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM  3:30 PM

Last entry: Ticket sale closes 1 hour prior to closing time everyday.

Best time to visit: Visit during  the clear evening for best views.

  • Address: 700 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States | Find on Maps
  • By tram: Trams are available every 20 minutes on the 1line from Westlake Station.
  • Nearest stop: Pioneer Square Station
  • By bus: Bus numbers 111, 212, 218, 402, and 405 stop right outside the Columbia Center building.
  • Nearest stop: 3rd Avenue & Columbia Street
  • By car: Sky View Observatory is approximately 14 miles away from the SeattleTacoma International Airport.
  • Parking: Parking is available at Columbia Center. 
Restaurant in Sky View Observatory
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are available inside the observatory.
  • Gift shop: The gift shop is located on the 73rd floor.
  • Restaurant: Visit the Sky View Café and Bar for a drink or meal. 
  • Accessibility: Sky View Observatory is wheelchair accessible.
Entrance to Sky View Observatory

The main entrance to the Sky View Observatory is located in the atrium at the 4th Avenue entrance of the Columbia Center, 700 4th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104.

Lockers and storage facilities
  • Lockers and storage facilities are not available. Please do not carry large bags.
  • While strollers are permitted, you may be asked to fold it in case there’s not enough space inside elevators.
  • Children below 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the observatory.
  • Smoking and vaping are not allowed inside the observator and the building as a whole
  • Service animals are permitted inside.
  • Outside food and drinks cannot be carried inside the building.
  • While personal photography is allowed, the use of tripods and professional equipment is not.
Group photography at Sky View Observatory
  • Don't forget to bring your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning views and create lasting memories.
  • Dress in layers as the temperature inside the observatory may vary.
  • Take your time to explore the exhibits and learn more about Seattle's landmarks and history.
  • Consider visiting during sunset or at night to witness the city lights twinkling below.
  • Don't hesitate to approach our friendly staff if you have any questions or need recommendations for other attractions in the area.
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Sky View Cafe and Bar: Sky View Café and Bar offers a delightful dining experience providing a perfect setting to savor a meal or enjoy drinks in a scenic atmosphere.

Daniel's Broiler: A high end steakhouse located in the same building as the Sky View Observatory, this restaurant offers premium steaks and stunning views.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi:  An upscale steakhouse with sushi options, enjoy panoramic views of the city and Lake Washington.

Frequently asked questions about Sky View Observatory tickets:

Can I buy tickets for Sky View Observatory in advance?

Yes, it is highly recommended to purchase your Sky View Observatory tickets in advance. Click here to book now.

What is the cost Sky View Observatory tickets?

Sky View Observatory tickets start at $31.5.

What are the different types of Sky View Observatory tickets?

Choose between standard entry tickets, classic access tickets which include entry plus vouchers, and the elite experience which includes entry, reserved window seating, and vouchers.

Can I cancel my Sky View Observatory tickets?

Yes, you can cancel your Sky View Observatory tickets up to 24 hours before your visit for a complete refund.

Are discounts available on Sky View Observatory tickets?

Yes, children between 5 to 13 and seniors above 65 get discounted Sky View Observatory tickets.

Why should I book my Sky View Observatory tickets online?

By booking your Sky View Observatory tickets online, you can avoid standing in long ticket lines to get in. Simply display your online ticket at the entrance and head straight up to the observatory.

Do I need a ticket to enter the Sky View Café and Bar?

Yes, to access the Sky View Café and Bar, you will require your admission tickets.

Where can I use my Sky View Observatory vouchers?

You can redeem your vouchers at the gift shop or the Sky View Café.

How long should I spend at Sky View Observatory?

The amount of time you spend at Sky View Observatory depends on your preference. Plan at least an hour to fully enjoy the breathtaking views, but you can stay longer if you wish.

Is it worth visiting Sky View Observatory?

Absolutely! Sky View Observatory offers panoramic views of Seattle like no other. From the Space Needle to Mount Rainier, the sights will leave you awestruck.

Are there any age restrictions for visiting Sky View Observatory?

There are no age restrictions. Sky View Observatory welcomes visitors of all ages and is a great place for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

Can I bring a stroller or wheelchair to Sky View Observatory?

Absolutely! Sky View Observatory is fully accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. Elevators will take you to the observation deck without any hassle.

Are there any restrictions on photography at Sky View Observatory?

Photography is allowed and encouraged at Sky View Observatory. Capture the stunning views to cherish the memories of your visit to Seattle.