Thank you for your interest in visiting us during our historic renovation! Due to popularity, we are currently not offering this program. Please check back for availability.
Free tickets for K-8 classes to experience engineering on a whole new level
History is in the making at the Space Needle! This school year, K-8 classes receive FREE admission to the Space Needle to see our historic renovation project up close and personal. Enhance your Seattle lesson with a bird’s-eye view of the evolving cityscape, get an inside look at the innovative process being used to preserve the Space Needle during renovation, and sneak a peek at the new floor-to-ceiling glass revealing more of the Needle’s world-famous view.
- Free tickets for students in grades K – 8, teachers, and chaperones
- Available October 2017 – March 2018: M – F, 10am – 7:30pm
- Reservations accepted 3 months in advance
- Self-guided tour – generally takes ~1 hour
- Short downloadable curriculum and teacher’s guide available with construction facts and a hands-on activity
- Students will receive a Space Needle construction memento and coupon to see the completed renovation
- Maximum of 50 students per group. 1 chaperone required for every 10 students
- Transportation is NOT provided
- Reserve a minimum of 2 weeks in advance
About the Renovation
The Space Needle, one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, has announced the Century Project, a multi-year venture focused on preservation and renovation of the 55-year-old icon. The renovation will update the structure’s physical systems and elevate the visitor experience by dramatically enhancing the view. Privately funded, the ambitious project will heighten the Observation Deck experience with floor-to-ceiling glass on the interior and exterior to further open up the uninhibited 360° views of the Puget Sound. The restaurant level will be reimagined with a first-of-its-kind rotating glass floor revealing downward views of the structure never seen before.
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*Please be aware that the building may close at any time due to construction. Additionally, the ADA lift on the Observation Deck is not currently operational, making the outer O Deck accessible only via a short stairway.