Activities & Resources
Space Needle050in Seattle, WA 98109
about Space Needle:
Zip up 520 feet to the viewing deck in one of two glass-fronted elevators and take a look. The elevator operators' patter is touristy, but they've always been very nice to our parties of excited kids. Once at the top, the older ones goggle at the exalted perspective and fiddle with the free telescopes while the younger ones race round and round the deck.
If running around isn't enough, engage the kids in one of the Observation Deck games. Each of the six games asks a question and gives clues for how to find the answer. Kids can learn facts and trivia about Seattle and its environs, then annoy you with their new-found knowledge for the rest of the day.
SpaceBase: This is the place to buy t-shirts, books, and cute little Space Needle doodads.
SkyCity: The rotating restaurant is a fun - but pricey - adventure. Menus and prices are available at the website.