Rediscover the Emerald City on a Budget with Seattle CityPASS

The Goelzer Home Team
The Goelzer Home Team
Published on March 4, 2018

SEATTLE – The Seattle CityPASS program continues its outstanding deals and offers to experience some of Seattle’s major attractions in 2018. CityPASS tickets help visitors save by bundling prepaid admission to a destination’s top attractions into discounted, easy-to-use ticket booklets. There are so many reasons to visit some of Seattle’s greatest gems whether it’s the first or tenth time.

Seattle CityPASS Prices and Information
Valid March 1, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2019
Save 42% off admission to five of Seattle’s top attractions with a Seattle CityPASS ticket booklet. A travel staple for over 20 years, CityPASS has a 97% customer recommendation rating. Valid for nine consecutive days, including the first day of use, Seattle CityPASS booklets cost $89 for adults (value $154); $69 for children 5-12 (all prices and values expressed in U.S. dollars). Purchase online at or at the participating CityPASS attractions. Includes prepaid admission to:

  • Space Needle (Day/Night Admission—includes a second same-day visit to the observation deck during the last three hours of operation)
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
  • Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) OR Woodland Park Zoo
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center

Seattle’s Space Needle, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, is undergoing a 360-degree “spacelift.” The new look will be revealed this spring with a breathtaking, multi-level, floor-to-ceiling glass viewing experience. Safety “cages” are being removed and replaced with eleven-foot-tall, open-air glass panels. With nothing between guests and the view but seamless glass panels and innovative inclined glass benches, visitors will experience the intense feeling of floating on air above the beautiful Seattle landscape. The renovation will include the world’s first and only glass rotating floor, lounge and unique dining experience featuring a never-before-seen downward view of Seattle’s iconic tower. Two observation levels will be joined by a dramatic, new, open circular stairway revealing views of the Space Needle’s core structure and elevator operations. Admission to the Space Needle offered through the Seattle CityPASS includes a second same-day visit to the observation deck during the last three hours of operation to see the stunning views of the city both during the day and at night.

The Seattle Aquarium offers many special events and programs with the price of admission. Coming up in April is Marine Mammal Mania, Family Science Weekend in May, and World Ocean Weekend and Orca Awareness Celebration in June. Visitors can look ahead on their website to select a date and come during a program of interest. Or, guests can visit anytime during normal hours and see their daily talks, feedings, and diver shows, and their many daily exhibits.

Known as the “quintessential Seattle cruise experience”, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour is the best way to see Seattle from a unique vantage point. The hour-long cruise includes narration from an expert tour guide, stunning views of Seattle and the Puget Sound, and a full-service bar with cocktails, local wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks for purchase. On this cruise, visitors can expect to see the Seattle skyline, the historic waterfront, the Space Needle, container ships, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier (weather-permitting), and seasonal wildlife.

Visitors won’t want to miss the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), which will feature a brand-new exhibit, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, premiering April 21, 2018. This exhibit will be the world’s first and most extensive exhibition celebrating Marvel’s visual and cultural impact. Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes will feature more than 300 original artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes and props, many of which have never-before been seen by the public. The exhibition will tell the Marvel story through comics, film and other media, taking place as it celebrates 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and ahead of the 80th anniversary in 2019.

There is always so much happening at Woodland Park Zoo, and the calendar of events for 2018 shows this year is no exception. Guests can visit the zoo any time of year for their exceptional regular exhibits and programming, or look ahead at their calendar of events for new attractions, special events, and unique educational opportunities. New and exciting this year will be the Photo Ark, presented by National Geographic and photographer Joel Sartore. More than 25 kiosks displaying images from Sartore’s Photo Ark will be displayed throughout the zoo’s grounds from April 20-October 8. Also making its debut in 2018 will be the opening of the Assam Rhino Reserve on May 5, the first time rhinos will be featured at Woodland Park Zoo. Special programs and scheduled talks will be held to educate visitors on rhinos and their preservation in the world.

The Chihuly Garden and Glass is a must-see attraction for Seattle visitors and natives alike. Regular events include Gallery Talks & Tours and a Community Hot Shop where visitors can get a closer look into the inner-workings of glassblowing. Other special events on the calendar in early 2018 include regular yoga nights and a Terrarium Garden Workshop on March 25.

The Pacific Science Center never disappoints with its myriad exhibits and programs. One of their newest programs is Girls’ Night Out, offered to girls ages 5-8 to inspire interest and curiosity around careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These three-hour-long programs include guest speakers, interactive demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Other popular events include Curiosity Days, Science in the City Lectures and tasting events for 21+ crowds.

About CityPASS:
For more than 20 years, CityPASS tickets have been premier products for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying significant savings. CityPASS tickets, which have a 97 percent customer recommendation rating, are currently available in 12 North American destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay and Toronto. For more information, visit

About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501( c ) 6 organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Nearly 40 million annual visitors spend $7 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates 74,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $718 million in annual state and local tax revenue. Visit


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