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Seattle Center is home to over 30 attractions and cultural organizations, so there is always something new and different to experience. You’ll find many convenient ways to get to and from Seattle Center.
For a limited time, spend $10 at any participating Armory food merchant and park for $1. 
  • At 5th Ave N Garage only. Garage is located at 5th Ave N between Harrison and Republican
  • Check into the garage after 10am and checkout before 3pm
  • $1 parking is valid between those hours, 7 days a week between Jan 11 and Apr 30. Excluding blackout dates* 4/3, 4/6, 4/7
How it works:
  • Take a parking ticket from the entry machine when you enter 5th Ave N Garage.
  • Present the parking ticket to an Armory Merchant, spend $10 or more on food and beverages and get a Parking Validation Ticket
  • When exiting the parking garage, insert your parking ticket into the machine and then insert the Validation Ticket. 
  • Parking Validation Tickets are valid only between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Parking Validation Tickets will not work before 10am or after 3pm.
  • With your Validation Ticket, the machine will indicate the parking cost is $1.
  • Once you pay the $1 fee, the gate will open. 
Seattle Center Monorail 
Departing approximately every 10 minutes from Westlake Center and Seattle Center, the Monorail is a fun, quick and convenient link between downtown Seattle and the Center.

Taking the Monorail from Westlake Center is easy – especially from Link Light Rail. Just get off at Westlake Station. From the transit tunnel at Westlake, look for signs for the Monorail. You can take the elevator or stairs to the Monorail platform or take the escalators through Westlake Center to the third floor. Tickets are available for purchase on the platform or train. Click here for more information.

You can pre-purchase tickets with the Transit GO Ticket app, available from your app store. With Transit GO, you can buy tickets for the Monorail, Link Light Rail, Metro Bus, Seattle Streetcar, or Water Taxi. 
Bus Lines 
Did you know there are nine bus stops and 18 bus routes in easy walking distance of Seattle Center? You can find bus stops on Queen Anne Ave N, 1st Ave N, 2nd Ave N, 5th Ave N and Denny Way. 

Going to Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle Repertory Theatre, SIFF Film Center, Vera Project or KEXP and La Marzocco? Stop at 1st Ave N and Republican St.
Visiting the Pacific Science Center or Seattle Children’s Theatre? Your stop is on Denny Way and Broad St.

Seeing Chihuly Garden and Glass, going up the Space Needle, checking out MoPOP or eating at the Armory? Get off at 5th Ave N and Broad St.
Check out King County Metro Trip Planner for route schedules and bus stops near you.
Walk and Bike 
Get some fresh air and leave your car at home! Try biking or walking to campus from Uptown, South Lake Union, Belltown or downtown. Seattle Center is a short walk or bike ride with designated bike lanes and sidewalks making it super convenient. 
To avoid driving and parking, we recommend using Lyft, the Offical Rideshare Partner of Seattle Center. Traveling with Lyft is easy and quick! Simply download the app, choose your destination, get a ride in minutes, and then pay through the app once your ride is complete. 
Tips and Tricks: For the best experience, we recommend utilizing our designated Seattle Center pick up/drop off zones which you can access in your app. You can find us on Harrison Street, John Street, Republican Street, and Mercer Street.
For more info: visit 
Parking Garages 
If you’re planning to drive to Seattle Center, we encourage you to carpool. Once you arrive, you’ll find two convenient parking garages: Mercer Street and 5th Ave N Garages. 
We recommend parking at the 5th Ave N Garage if you are traveling on SR-99, 5th Ave N from downtown or via Denny Way, and the Mercer Street Garage if you’re traveling via Mercer St from I-5 or from Ballard via 15th Ave W.

Transportation Updates
Get the latest updates on road work and activities affecting access to Seattle Center. Updated weekly, the information is tailored to help you find the best routes to the Center. Click here for more information.

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