Located next to the Space Needle at Seattle Center

FAQ

FAQ

I'm having trouble purchasing online. Who can help?

Please contact us at 206-753-4929.

How do I get there and park?

Seattle Monorail
The Monorail is a convenient way to get to Chihuly Garden and Glass from downtown. Just hop on at Westlake Station and you’ll be dropped off at the exhibition in a few minutes.

Parking Lots
Mercer Garage: Third Ave N & Roy Street
First Ave N Garage: between John and Thomas Street
Fifth Ave N Garage: Fifth Ave N & Republican Street

Valet Parking
Valet parking is available at the base of the Space Needle.

Are there any age restrictions to visit the Exhibition?

Chihuly Garden and Glass is a destination for families and guests of all ages. That said, due to the nature of the exhibition, we ask that those under the age of 14 be accompanied by an adult.

May I take photographs in the Exhibition?

Still photography and video is allowed from a handheld device. Photography of objects in the exhibition is permitted for personal, non-distributional, non-commercial use. Flashes, tripods monopods or video cameras in the galleries are prohibited. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, published, distributed, sold, transferred or otherwise commercially exploited.

May I use baby strollers in the Exhibition?

Umbrella strollers are permitted in all galleries, large strollers are not. Please do bring your own stroller.

Are pets allowed in the Exhibition?

No animals are permitted into the exhibition with the exception of service dogs.

Is there a place to check coats and bags?

Yes, the exhibition has a limited free coat check located at all entrances. All parcels, umbrellas and bags larger than 11" x 15" must be checked, including backpack-style child carriers. Bags in excess of 11"x15" containing needed medical equipment or for nursing or baby care are permitted in the Exhibition. Laptop computers, cameras or other items of significant value cannot be checked. Chihuly Garden and Glass is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

May I use my cell phone?

Speaking on cell and speaker-enabled phones is not permitted in the galleries. Cell phone conversations are limited to the Gardens and we ask that you be considerate of the people around you. Visitors are encouraged to listen to the audio tour found here on their personal mobile device with ear buds, which will be made available as needed.

Is there a place to sit down in the Exhibition?

Benches are available in a number of exhibition galleries, including the Sealife, Mille Fiori and Chandelier Rooms. The Theater also has visitor seating to watch short videos about the exhibition and the artist.

What are the guidelines for proper behavior for my group during gallery activities?

To ensure that all exhibition visitors enjoy their visit, we ask that you adhere to the following:

  • Considerate behavior is expected of all visitors.
  • Please remain at least 12 inches away from any unprotected artwork.
  • Comply with the directions of the gallery security.
  • Notify security in the event of an emergency.
  • Any group or individual whose behavior is disruptive will be asked to leave.
  • An aisle for public passage in the galleries must be maintained at a minimum width of 36 inches (wheelchair width).
  • Food and drinks, including water bottles, are prohibited in galleries.
Where can I eat at the Exhibition?

Collections Café is open to the general public and is located at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Online reservations are recommended.

How long will it take to tour the Exhibition?

The amount of time you spend in the galleries depends upon you, as the visit is self-paced, however the average amount of time most visitors spend viewing the artwork in the Galleries, Garden and Glasshouse is 1-2 hours.

If I purchase the package admission, how long will it take to visit both locations?

Chihuly Garden and Glass is located at the base of the Space Needle on the grounds of the Seattle Center, so it is only a short walk to get from one site to the other. Expect to spend between 2-3 hours to visit both sites at a comfortable pace. If you plan on eating at the Collections Café or shopping at The Bookstore, additional time may be needed.

How do I schedule a school or group tour?

Chihuly Garden and Glass offers both guided and self-guided tours for adults and college age students, as well as programs tailored for youth and school group visits. Learn more about group tours, contact: groups@chihulygardenandglass.com.

Can I have an informal wedding ceremony at Chihuly Garden and Glass if we purchase admission for ourselves and guests?

Informal wedding ceremonies are not allowed to take place at Chihuly Garden and Glass, regardless of group size or duration of ceremony, etc. For those looking to book private space for a wedding, contact: events@chihulygardenandglass.com.

I'm a member of the media – can I ask you a few questions about Dale Chihuly and the Exhibition?

Press inquiries should be directed to PR manager, pr@chihulygardenandglass.com

I work with this great arts organization. You should partner with them.

We’re constantly looking at new partnership opportunities. Send us a note at info@chihulygardenandglass.com and we’ll take a look.

How long will the Exhibition run?

This is a long-term exhibition, defined in years, not months. With lease renewals Chihuly Garden and Glass can run for 30 years.

Will the art rotate?

While we don’t have immediate plans for this now, it is possible.

Was all of the art created especially for this Exhibition?

The Exhibition includes a mix of new and previously exhibited artworks. Chihuly had the opportunity not only to choose where to install the artworks but also design the galleries, so the context for this exhibition is unique. As his installations interact with light and space in a way unlike paintings or sculpture, visitors who may have seen some of these pieces before will have a new experience.

Will there be events and activities at the Exhibition?

We offer programming relating to local artists, arts organizations and fun events. Details for activities at the exhibition will be available on our website.

Where else can I see Chihuly’s work?

Learn more about Dale Chihuly and his work in the Puget Sound and his exhibitions here.

I’m interested in purchasing a piece of Chihuly’s work. Who do I contact?

Please contact The Bookstore at 206.753.4931 or bookstore@chihulygardenandglass.com

How do I apply for a job?

Click here to review and apply for current openings.

One of the High­lights of our Seat­tle Trip”

None of us were set to go up the Space Needle, so we purchased tickets for Chihuly by itself, about $23 each person. Well worth it. Talk about Photo opportunities! The museum was better than I expected and so glad we planned the tour at dusk, so the lighted glass exhibits and garden outside was even more spectacular. It's a small (which was good for those that can't walk to much) but serene and pretty museum.

 

Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r703724664-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

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

BEAU­TI­FUL!”

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