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Seattle CityPASS – Discount Pass for Seattle Attractions like Space Needle, Pacific Science Center & more!

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Seattle City Pass

Seattle CityPASS Discount – Way to Save on Seattle Attractions!

If you are going to be visiting Seattle for a few days or just want to do a Staycation around Seattle for a few days and see all the best attractions…. hands down, the Seattle CityPASS is the way to save the most on admission to all the top attractions in Seattle. Those ticket prices really start to add up, but the City Pass gives you a really nice discount on attractions that it is very rare to find discounts.

Make sure to check out our Seattle Staycation post, too, for more ideas for a Seattle Staycation on a Budget!

 CityPASS for Seattle at these prices::

  • Adult Seattle CityPASS – $109
  • Child Seattle CityPASS (ages 4-12) – $84
Here are all the attractions that are included in a Seattle CityPASS::
  • Space Needle Admission (includes 2 visits to the top within 24 hours (could be during the day & at night?)
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
  • Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP or Woodland Park Zoo

Updates for 2021 – 

Reservations are required at some attractions. Visit the Citypass Seattle how to guide for up-to-date attraction information including reservations, entry instructions, hours of operation and helpful tips to plan your visit.

It does look like at this time all of the attractions included are open, with the exception of the Pacific Science Center, which is scheduled to re-open later in 2021. So keep an eye on the page listed above for any updates.

City Pass Seattle Attractions

Is the Seattle CityPass Worth It?

Seattle CityPASS® tickets save travelers 46% off regular combined admission to the city’s most popular attractions, if you plan to visit more than one attraction. For example Adult tickets are $109 (but carry a value $203); and Child ages 5-12 tickets are $84.

If you are wanting to see more than two of the attractions, the pass is definitely worth grabbing. Visiting 5 of the attractions, without the CityPass could cost you upwards of $200, so you are saving quite a bit if you will utilize it for all the attractions, especially if you are a family (and see these kinds of savings across multiple family members).

If you went with the Pacific Science Center and the Space Needle, it would cost around $90 for admission without a CityPass, so you can see how much you are saving with a CityPass discount. So this is a great savings if you want to experience all of these things.

You can also check out their Seattle Offers page here, for more discounts that are available with your CityPass (like free digital photos, 10% off purchases in certain locations, etc.).

Things to Know about CityPass Seattle:

The important part to know about a CityPass though is that the Pass is valid for 9 days, starting with the first day of use, so you can’t spread this out over a long period of time. But several of these can be done in the same day, such as Seattle Aquarium and the Harbor Tour; Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP & the Space Needle if you wanted a busy day/evening, and then the Woodland Park Zoo or spread them all out separately to get the most out of each attraction over those 9 days. This would be fun to do if you plan on staying close to the city for a few days & you can go back & forth between these attractions.

It is not a pass exactly, but more of a booklet of tickets/passes that you will use to get in to each attraction. The info you need for the attractions (address, times, etc) is printed on the back of the tickets, making it easy to find. One important thing to know about the booklet, is that you are not suppose to rip out your own tickets (let them do that for you at the attraction, or it may be considered void).

The other benefit of the CityPass is that it allows you to avoid most main ticket lines. This is very nice in the summertime, when the tourists & crowds can be much busier, especially at the Space Needle. Definitely give yourself more time at the Needle, though, as there are always lines to wait to get in there.

If you want to see all seven attractions on the list, choose Chihuly and MoPOP to use your pass tickets on. Then there are some extra discounts in the coupon booklet for the Woodland Park Zoo and the Pacific Science Center (and they are the two lowest cost venues, so this will let you get the most for your money).

Grab your CityPASS for Seattle here!

Can I get a Seattle CityPass at Costco?

As far as we have seen, Costco does not sell the CityPass cards for Seattle. They do sell the GoCity cards (which are a similar concept, but more expensive – and they are not available for Seattle at this time).

Seattle City Pass Discounts Available:

If you are a AAA member, there is a slight discount by buying your passes through them. Let us know if there are other discounts we missed.

Another way you can save are to use a Credit Card with points to make your purchase.

Seattle CityPass Military Discounts Available:

Some military bases may offer a discount to service members who purchase CityPASS products through the base. For information please contact your ITT office.

Seattle CityPass Review of Attractions:

As someone who has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life, and have enjoyed all of these exhibits, I think the Seattle City Pass is well worth enjoying. Be sure to follow us on Instagram here as well, for lots more ideas of activities and adventures to enjoy in the Northwest as well.

The Space Needle –

Seattle’s most iconic attraction—the Space Needle—sits on the grounds of the Seattle Center, originally the site of the 1962 World’s Fair. From the Space Needle’s saucer-shaped observation deck, visitors enjoy views of Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. For those who make the trip to the top after dark, the city’s expanse of shimmering lights is the big draw.

seattle center park

If you are going to the Space Needle, there is a super cool park right there too, for kids to enjoy. It is called the Artist Park, and we have a review on that here as well.

Seattle Aquarium –

Discover playful sea otters, graceful octopuses, luminous moon jellies and more. Be amazed by Window on Washington Waters, a 120,000-gallon exhibit with daily dive shows. Touch live sea creatures in tide pools. Immerse yourself in the Underwater Dome’s 360-degree view. Take a virtual trip to the tropics in the Pacific Coral Reef exhibit. Learn about the Aquarium’s mission: Inspiring Conservation of the Marine Environment.

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour –

Learn about Seattle on this entertaining one-hour, live-narrated cruise of Elliott Bay and the Seattle Harbor while taking in views of the city skyline, mountains, shipping terminals, and historic neighborhoods.

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) –

Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture with hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, video games.

woodland park zoo dinosaur exhibit

Woodland Park Zoo –

Take a global journey at Woodland Park Zoo—a 92-acre oasis teeming with 300+ animal species in lush, spacious settings. Discover the world of gorillas, rhinos, red pandas, lions, birds, reptiles and more. Meet charismatic ambassador animals at outdoor theater programs. Explore Zoomazium’s indoor nature play space for kids. Experience free-flying butterflies in a seasonal garden and stroll through a 2½-acre Rose Garden. See and save wildlife!

This summer you will also find the Dinosaur Discovery Exhibit as an upgrade option. We share a full review on this exhibit, that is perfect for dino lovers!

Chihuly Garden and Glass –

Immerse yourself in a world where curiosity, creativity and color come to life. Visit the Galleries, ever-changing Garden and signature Glasshouse, where you’ll be inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s innovation and passion.

Find out more information, or purchase your Seattle CityPass here.

 

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    1. Thanks for tht correction May, we have updated it to Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP in the article. Thanks again, Sia

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