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Open Now (or Soon): Seattle area museums, landmarks and other activities

King and six other counties were approved to relax COVID-19 restrictions earlier this month, meaning some museums, landmarks and other activities can reopen, most at 25% capacity. Here's a running list of what's opening back up. We recommend calling, checking social media and websites before visiting any of these establishments to ensure you are fully up-to-date on rules and regulations (as things are subject to change).

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Bellevue Arts Museum
Open Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Guidelines include:

  • All visitors must book a timeslot in advance
  • Reservations can be online, in-person or by phone
  • Practice social distancing
  • Comply with state-mandated capacity restrictions
  • Masks are required at all times
  • Follow marked paths within the building
  • Coat check and second/third-floor bathrooms are temporarily closed
  • No food or drink allowed in the museum

Open Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
Guidelines include:

  • Significantly reduced capacity
  • Guests ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing from other parties
  • Culture Kitchen is temporarily closed
  • Timed tickets are limited, buy them in advance

Museum of Flight
Reopening beginning March 4
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday
9404 E. Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98108

Seattle Aquarium
Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entry is at 5 p.m.)
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101
Guidelines include:

  • Online tickets must be reserved in advance
  • Open with timed ticketing and limited attendance
  • Timed tickets indicate your arrival window (no limit to how long you can spend in the aquarium)
  • Mask/face coverings are required
  • A one-way path will guide you through the aquarium

Seattle Art Museum
Reopening to members Feb. 27 and to the public March 5
Tickets will be released on a rolling basis weekly, and tickets must be purchased in advance online

Seattle Selfie Museum
Open noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
92 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
Guidelines include:

  • Operating at a reduced capacity
  • Guests are required to wear a mask
  • Sanitize hands upon entry
  • Recommend purchase tickets online (operating in reserved timeslots)

Space Needle
Open daily at starting at noon Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
400 Broad St., Seattle, WA 98109
Guidelines include:

  • Masks provided + required
  • Practice social distancing and keep your group together
  • Use sanitizer stations and wash your hands
  • Card/digital payments only
  • Timed ticketing, purchase them online