Seattle Center

Seattle Center is home to the Space Needle as well as an impressive range of theaters, restaurants, museums, and public spaces. Built up for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Seattle Center is where the city’s cultural offerings converge. Whether you prefer to sit on the grass by the whale statues and watch the fountain or attend the latest ballet or sample delicious foods in the newly renovated Armory, there is something for you.

The Seattle Center receives thousands of visitors for big festivals like Bumbershoot and Folklife but there is lots going on year round. In the next couple of weeks there is everything from free yoga classes to a Storm game to the Color Festival. Check out the Seattle Center website for a calendar to see all the upcoming events. Even if you are not planning on attending a specific event, it is fun to walk around the grounds and enjoy time outside. Also, the Armory makes a great people watching location as it is always bustling with people. Most of the museums and theaters around the Seattle Center participate in the TeenTix program so look out for our blog post about that cool opportunity for teens.

The fountain. Photo from

Bus routes:

  • From Klondike Gold Rush NHP: 5 or 15 or 18 or 19 or 24 or 28 or 116 or 124
  • From Ballard: D line or 40
  • From Capitol Hill: 8
  • From Bellevue: 271 transfer to 550 transfer to 3 or 4
  • From West Seattle: C line
  • From Columbia City: 8, or 7 transfer to 3 or 4

Cost Breakdown $1.25-2.50 (bus fare)

Sarah, SCA Intern

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