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Seattle Center is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for all. Safety, security and emergency resources are in place to help support our Purpose and Core Values. Here is information on how we work to promote safety and security at Seattle Center.

Public Safety Notice

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19

We encourage you to maintain these safety precautions to help protect your family, friends and the community: • Staying home is still safest – this is especially important for people 60 and older, people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, people who have weakened immune systems and people who are pregnant • Wear a cloth face covering in public, indoors always and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible • Practice physical distancing of 6 feet or more, even when masked • Frequently wash or sanitize your hands • Avoid group gatherings of more than five people outside your household If you are symptomatic or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 get tested right away: https://www.kingcounty.gov/covid/testing

Learn more at Public Health – Seattle & King County

Events at Seattle Center

Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic events are restricted. Seattle Center will continue to align with what is allowed under the Washington State Safe Start Phases. Seattle Center is still accepting inquiries, applications and bookings for future events.


Artists at Play

Artists at Play playground is closed until further notice. The closure conforms with a State of Washington directive to restrict public gatherings due to COVID-19.

Seattle Center Armory

Seattle Center Armory is closed to the public until further notice. The closure conforms with a State of Washington directive to restrict public gatherings due to COVID-19.


Seattle Center Emergency Services Unit (ESU) employs uniformed security officers who regularly patrol the campus and garages 24 hours a day by foot, bicycle and vehicle. They also provide first aid and respond to emergencies and visitor inquiries. ESU coordinates closely with Seattle Police Department (SPD) personnel to ensure compliance with Seattle Center Campus Rules and facility rules of conduct.


  • “See Something, Say Something.” If you see something suspicious while on the grounds or in Seattle Center facilities, please report it immediately to ESU at 206-684-7272 or Call 911.
  • Customer Service staff are available for assistance and information in Seattle Center Armory at the north end of the Food Hall or by calling 206-684-7200. You may also obtain assistance from any Seattle Center representative (look for the Seattle Center logo on their shirt or jacket).
  • If you have a cell phone, keep it readily available in case you need to use it.
  • Stay in lighted areas and/or on the main paths and walkways in later hours.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and careful to avoid slips, trips and falls in wet areas and along garden pathways.

Seattle Center event and emergency service personnel coordinate closely with event producers, Seattle Police and Fire on security planning in advance of large events on the grounds. During events, they follow a carefully crafted plan, tailored to the size and specifics of the event, to enable quick and capable City response to a range of security needs and emergency situations.

Ongoing emergency management is a priority at Seattle Center. Staff are trained in preparedness policies and procedures to respond to emergencies of various types and sizes. As a department of the City of Seattle, Seattle Center follows the Seattle Disaster Readiness and Response Plan.

Evacuation plans are in place for all Seattle Center facilities. If circumstances require evacuation, visitors should follow instructions given over public address systems and as directed by Seattle Center staff, uniformed security officers, police or medical responders.

In the event of a missing child, please notify a Seattle Center representative, emergency services officer (206-684-7272) or customer service staff (206-684-7200) so that they may coordinate on locating the lost child.