Located next to the Space Needle at Seattle Center

Elevating Clean

Elevating Clean

The safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority, which is why we’ve made investments to implement the most effective, science-backed cleaning technologies and protocols available today.

We’ve made many changes to incorporate  redundant  layers of cleaning procedures – some you can see, some are done behind-the-scenes. What hasn’t changed is the immersive and inspiring experience waiting for you at Chihuly Garden and Glass.



As of May 14, 2021 and until further notice, all Elevating Clean protocols (including mask requirements) are still in effect. Stay tuned for changes as state and local restrictions and guidelines evolve. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Team Members are instructed to not come to work if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever or cough, and will complete a health self-evaluation before they start every shift. We also request that any Guests who feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 stay home. Please contact us and we will transfer your tickets to another day or refund your purchase.

Masks Provided + Required

Per the Governor’s mandate, masks are required to be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. All Team Members will be wearing masks and every ticketed Guest will receive a mask upon entry. Personal masks and face coverings are allowed, but all masks must be worn properly, covering your mouth and nose.

Mind Physical Distance + Keep Your Group Together

Guests will purchase tickets for a specific time, which helps us limit capacity and allow the space for proper physical distancing. We ask that you help us by being mindful of others and keeping your group together to allow everyone space to enjoy the galleries, Glasshouse, and Garden. Look for the blue dots on the ground and signs throughout to help determine proper spacing.

Science-Backed Enhanced Cleaning

All our safety standards are scientifically backed and regularly reviewed. When it comes to disinfecting surfaces, we combine redundant layers of continuous daytime cleaning with a deep clean every night. This includes new products that disinfect 99.99% of germs in as little as 45 seconds and state-of-the-art UV-C light technologies.

Safe Air

Hospitals have used UV-C light for decades to reduce and eliminate viruses and bacteria. At Chihuly Garden and Glass, we also use UV-C disinfecting equipment to help keep the air inside as clean and safe as possible.

UV-C light works behind the scenes, disinfecting surfaces at night and cleaning the air all day through the HVAC systems. Plus, our Garden is completely outdoors and offers even more opportunities for discovery and surprise.

Use Sanitizer Stations + Wash Hands

Our team will continuously disinfect all areas Guests come in contact with, but you can help. To ensure your own health and safety, and that of others, wash your hands often and use the touchless hand sanitizer stations and sanitizing wipes found throughout Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Touch Less + Card & Digital Payments Only

Chihuly Garden and Glass is now cashless. For anyone without a credit or debit card, free cash-to-card machines are available on-site. There is no cost to get a card, and there are no fees to use the card (which can be used inside and outside of the Exhibition).

We’ve also significantly reduced the number of surfaces Guests will touch. In fact, it’s possible to have an entirely touchless experience during your visit, especially if you purchase your tickets online.

Buy Tickets Online + Timed Ticketing

For the most seamless experience, purchase tickets online before arriving. Tickets can be scanned on your phone or mobile device and by purchasing for a specific arrival time, you can avoid waiting in line.

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Redundant Layers of Clean

We’ve developed a redundant safety approach with "hospital-grade" equipment to deliver as safe an experience as possible for Guests and Team Members. The work doesn’t stop there, though. Our team continually audits the experience to ensure everything is worked as it should, while staying informed about new technologies and policies for the most up-to-date procedures possible.

Learn more about these new guidelines, protocols, and equipment aimed at keeping everyone healthy throughout the Chihuly Garden and Glass experience:

Safe Disinfectants

Clean, safe surfaces are just one of the layers of our Elevating Clean program. Team Members frequently disinfect touchable surfaces and restrooms all day using the Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant from EcoLab. Approved for use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this product provides more intense cleaning – eliminating viruses in as little as 45 seconds – while being safe for Guests and Team Members.

Every night we employ another layer of surface disinfection. Using the Protexus PX00ES, a battery-powered electrostatic sprayer, a nontoxic cleanser is atomized throughout all spaces. Containing no VOCs, these magnetically-charged particles are drawn to surfaces, including hard-to-reach places, and kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses.

UV-C Light

State-of-the-art UV-C light technologies play an important role in our new cleaning procedures.

UV-C light is powerful. It has been found to effectively kill bacteria and viruses, which is why hospitals have used it for many years to disinfect patient rooms, ICUs, and operating rooms.

These technologies create redundant layers of clean throughout Chihuly Garden and Glass, including:

    • Air Handling Systems: New SLX UV-C lamps clean the air with powerful light. Installed in the HVAC systems , the EncapsuLamps™ UV-C light will not reach Guests or Team Members, but constantly destroys bacteria and viruses as the air circulates. UV-C light was recently proven to kill the coronavirus, and studies show that UV-C light has a 95%+ first path kill of airborne pathogens.

    • Floor-to-Ceiling Cleaning: The Surfacide® Helios® UV Light Disinfecting Systems are portable UV-C machines used overnight. Remote-operated via a tablet for safety, the powerful UV-C light cleans and disinfects the air and surfaces in spaces using a laser map. Hospitals also use similar machines to assist with deep-cleaning.

    Worth Going to Seat­tle Just for This”

    Absolutely fantastic. Words can’t describe how amazing this is. You will need a few hours here. This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Seattle. Totally unique.


    Reviewed July, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r703764500-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

    Well Worth Your Time”

    Not typically being into art galleries, I didn’t expect to care much for this stop, but went along with others in our group. I was very pleasantly surprised. The glass artwork in this place is amazing, and is beautifully displayed. Photos don’t do it justice. There is also a garden area where some of the pieces are displayed, as well as a courtyard with snack vendor(s). You could easily spend a while here, but we went through in less than two hours.


    Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r703018480-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

    Watch the Short Videos”

    Beautiful glass pieces! Check out the videos about Chihuly in the last room. There are several short videos about the glass blowing process and his journey working on some of his famous exhibitions. Also the professional photographers walking around will take your picture for free and you can e-mail yourself the photo for free as well. They make you take a short survey before they send it to you on the kiosk though.


    Reviewed July, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r702701516-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

    Amaz­ing and a Must See in Seattle!”

    AMAZING! We loved visiting and the gardens were our favorite. We would recommend this to anyone visiting Seattle. We would suggest the Space Needle, Chihuly and MoPOP all in one day. The Chihuly can take as little as an hour to visit and we had no wait.


    Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701938788-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

    The Glass Col­lec­tion and Works is Bet­ter Than Murano”

    Amazing glass pieces in the museum, some using 300 plus colors. Very distinctive and tedious to make. From amazing glass chandeliers to canoe size pieces. The Chihuly gardens pieces are amazing, works of art. Excellent gift store associated where you can buy some pieces.Truly exceptional and a must visit, when you see the Space needle.


    Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701867994-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

    Art and Magic!”

    Chihuly is amazing with his creation. This garden visit was worth it. We bought the combo of space needle and the garden. Truly amazing experience. Enjoy.


    Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701658367-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

    Very Beau­ti­ful”

    Truly a gem of a visit to Chihuly gardens and glass exhibits! Have lived in Seattle for 7 years and had never seen this. What a amazing collection. Worth revisiting just to see all the gorgeous stuff.


    Reviewed June, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701500864-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

    Unbe­liev­able and Spectacular”

    I was told that this is a must see. I had my doubts but I found that they are right. What he does with glass has to be seen to be believed. It was very beautiful and I was constantly amazed. There was also a demonstration by a glass blower that was very informative. We spent an hour and a half in there and it felt like 15 minutes. I highly recommend you visit this place


    Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701133456-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

    A Must See for All Ages”

    I take every guest that comes to town and I notice something new every time I visit. It is a remarkable talent to blow glass and create such majestic pieces. It’s breathtaking and worth a visit.


    Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r700344538-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html


    We were in Seattle for a wedding and had half a day to tour around and see the sites. We took the monorail into City Center and bought the citypass on our phones - HIGHLY RECOMMEND (it lasts for multiple days and includes so many things). I don't know if I'd recommend paying full price for just the glass garden, but if you're doing a package deal it's a MUST-SEE. Truly beautiful garden and very well constructed gallery. If you can catch one of the tours/talks I recommend it. I didn't know that much about Chihuly's history before.


    Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r700099489-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html