Downtown Is Open

Welcome Back Downtown

Downtown Seattle’s business and nonprofit landscape was significantly altered by COVID-19. Today, more workers and visitors are returning to the center city, helping put downtown on a steady path to recovery. Help support downtown arts and cultural venues, retailers, restaurants and other businesses by using our directory below. Updated regularly, it features over 500 listings, including hours of operation and neighborhood. See you downtown!


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Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

The Museum of Pop Culture is home to all things creative expression! Explore traveling and permanent exhibits about your favorite media from science fiction, fantasy, horror and more.

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NEKO Cat Cafe

There’s no better place to relax than this calm, modern space where guests can sip wine, sake & coffee while playing with adoptable cats.

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ONYX Fine Arts Collective

ONYX Fine Arts Collective is committed to celebrating and promoting the visual artwork of Pacific Northwest Artists of African descent. Visit the Gallery Onyx for a look at each month’s featured artist, plus a shopping selection of prints, notecards and jewelry.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet

PNB is delighted to welcome audiences back to McCaw Hall! Be inspired by the melding of art, music and graceful athleticism. Check out their just-announced 50th anniversary season, featuring favorites including Giselle, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more.

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Salish Sea Tours

Located on historic Pier 57, Salish Sea Tours features Native-owned and -designed excursions on the Puget Sound for visitors and locals alike. Tours are offered at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00.

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Seattle Aquarium

Come see the Puget Sound’s watery wonders at the Seattle Aquarium. Chat with ocean experts, wave to scuba divers, and get to know the amazing animals on your next trip downtown.

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Seattle Art Museum

SAM is back features rotating and permanent exhibits to delight visitors. With a variety of styles, mediums and backgrounds, there’s something for everyone to love. 

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Seattle Children’s Museum

Seattle Children’s Museum provides an accessible, fun, and educational play experience for the community. Watch little imaginations come to life at the kid-size market, eye clinic, construction zone and more.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre

SCT is one of the most prominent theatres for young audiences in the United States. With a focus on providing all children access to professional theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre offers performances of classic and original stories to audiences of all ages.

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Seattle Pinball Museum

Showcasing over 50 different pinball machines in a collection that spans more than 80 years, the Seattle Pinball Museum has something for every gaming fan. Unlimited play is included with the price of admission, with snacks and local craft beers available for purchase. 

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Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Central Library is the flagship library of the Seattle Public Library system. For full listing of services and amenities, check out their website.

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Seattle Rep

Seattle Repertory Theatre is the largest nonprofit resident theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you prefer reimagined classics or world premiere musicals, there is something for everyone in their lineup of shows.

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Seattle Spheres

This innovative greenhouse-meets-office space features over 50,000 plants from 30 countries. The Spheres are open to the public on the first and third Saturday of each month. Make your reservations now to experience this downtown Seattle gem.

Offers can change at the discretion of business owners. Please double-check on their website before making purchases.

There are plenty of safe and clean ways to get downtown, but if you choose to drive, consider visiting for the best parking rates.