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Seattle Center’s 60th Anniversary Celebrates what is New, Now & Next

randy.hurlow-c@seattle.gov // 206-778-5523 meghan.mclaughlin-c@seattle.gov // 206-293-4110 Note: The links below will open new windows. Six-Month Celebration Kicks off on April 21st with Events, Exclusive Contests & Galaxy Golden Tickets SEATTLE – Six decades ago the Century 21 Exhibition, also known as the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, attracted nearly 10 million… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

I started writing these did you knows several years ago to give readers a better sense of Seattle Center–beyond the events and activities we promote. We publish them on Sunday mornings, when you might have more time to take in the few paragraphs that attempt to tell the Center’s story. The… [ Keep reading ]

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New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center will look a bit different this year in efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19’s latest, highly transmissible variant. In keeping with COVID-19 public safety measures, no non-ticketed, public events are planned, and visitors to the grounds are… [ Keep reading ]

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Festivity All Around at Seattle Center The spirit of the season shows up in many ways at Seattle Center. It’s there when you enter the grounds from the Space Needle, where you’ll find a towering silver, mid-century-esque Christmas tree, or when you stroll outside McCaw Hall’s grand lobby and peer… [ Keep reading ]

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Links below will open new tabs. Artist at the Center Seattle Center thrives on partnerships, and we’ve just launched a new program in partnership with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and Climate Pledge Arena. Artists at the Center offers a year-long slate of performances featuring… [ Keep reading ]

WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE

This treasured mainstay of Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 26 – Dec. 31, in Seattle Center Armory and on the grounds, boasts a rich history dating back to the 1950s. The tradition began when three model train enthusiasts built an electric train set from 24-volt airplane motors that travelled through a… [ Keep reading ]

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Now that the dust has settled on the opening of Climate Pledge Arena, we’d like to offer a look back on redevelopment of this historic building. The Arena began its life as Washington State Pavilion (WSP), built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. It reopened a couple years later as… [ Keep reading ]

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The past couple weeks have been pivotal and profound for Seattle Center. Not only did one of our most acclaimed resident organizations, Seattle Opera, return to the stage with a live production of La bohème, we also welcomed a new ‘family’ member as Climate Pledge Arena opened its doors to… [ Keep reading ]

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This week marks an exciting time – and a turning point – for Seattle Center as the brand new, state-of-the-art, fully sustainable Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center celebrates its grand opening. The arena’s life began with the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, when it housed the “World of the Future.”… [ Keep reading ]

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10.08.2021 Seattle Center Campus Upgrades As Climate Pledge Arena prepares to open the world’s most sustainable arena and many resident arts and cultural organizations return to in-person events, Seattle Center has been quietly upgrading and updating campus amenities and creating new attractions to enhance the visitor experience in anticipation of… [ Keep reading ]