Fireworks at Spectra: NYE

Spectra: NYE 2020 | Spectra | SOLD OUT

Spectra NYE: Roaring ’20s

By popular demand, 25 additional GA tickets have been released! 

Kick off the ’20s with us at this year’s Spectra. Enjoy a swanky night out on the town with a full, unmatched view of the annual fireworks show at the Space Needle. Dance into the New Year to electro-swing beats while showing off your glad rags! Celebrate at this party for the ages—it’s the cat’s meow!

Just stay hush about this New Year’s Eve speakeasy—except to your most trusted allies, friends, family, spouses, coworkers, accomplices, paramours, and sidekicks. We don’t want the coppers involved. Mums the word!

Science is on full display throughout the night, too! Grab your friends old and new for a picture in the Gas Spectra Tubes Photo Booth. Throughout the night, explore diamond making, build glammed up robots, see an Illusions Show, meet our Exotic Animals, and be wowed by a Van de Graaf Generator.

Dance to the tunes of DJ Kemyst of KUBE 93 and DJ Native Havoc, see a Laser performance, or try Laser Karaoke with Baby Ketten.

Spectra sells out every year, and you don’t want to miss this bash!

PacSci members receive additional savings to Spectra, and our new Fusion Membership is a unique blend of science and social.


General Admission Tickets

Standard Pricing: Members, $115 / General Public, $125

  • The best view of the fireworks
  • First drink included
  • Champagne toast at Midnight
  • After-hours access to exhibits
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences
  • Live DJs, science demos and laser shows
  • Laser Karaoke after midnight
  • Craft beer, wine, and signature cocktails
  • Food available for purchase

VIP Experience Tickets | SOLD OUT

Standard Pricing: Members, $215 / General Public, $225

Upgrade your Spectra experience with VIP tickets! Enjoy everything general admission tickets offer plus:

  • All drinks included
  • Dedicated VIP lines at many of the bars
  • Exclusive firework viewing area in our Courtyard
  • Light bites
  • Separate VIP entrance with party favors

Event Information

Spectra FAQ

Thank you for purchasing a ticket to Spectra: NYE 2020 at Pacific Science Center. The following information details the event and answers FAQ’s. We are excited to see you there!


What time is the event?

Spectra: NYE 2020 begins at 9 p.m.

Entry will close at 11:30 p.m. to prepare for the fireworks show.

Last call for drinks will be 1:30 a.m. and the party will conclude promptly at 2 a.m.

Please Note: There will be NO RE-ENTRY to this event. Once you exit our facility, you will not be allowed to re-enter the party. There will be a designated smoking area under a covered portion of our courtyard.


Do I need my ID?

This is a 21 and over event and a current, valid, government-issued photo ID is REQUIRED to enter. If you do not bring your ID, you will not be allowed to enter the event; no refunds or exchanges will be given.


Where do I enter?

All guests will enter through our North Entrance, the entrance facing the Seattle Center campus. Guests will not be admitted through our South Entrance off Denny Way.

View a map, parking and transportation information


Where can I park?

Pacific Science Center’s Claypool Garage is located on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Denny Way. There are 3 levels of parking which include designated disabled spaces. The Claypool Garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are several parking lots and street parking in the surrounding area.

If you plan on driving to our event, we ask that you do so responsibly. We encourage guests to use public transportation, taxis, and other ride share services.

If you are using a ride share service or being dropped off, the closest drop off location will be near the corner of 2nd Ave & John St.


Will my bag be checked upon entry?

Yes, there will be security on site checking IDs and all bags upon entry to the event.

We are a weapon-free facility, so please leave all knives, pepper spray, guns, etc., at home or safely stored elsewhere. We will also not allow any outside alcohol on the premises during this event.


What should I wear to this swanky affair?

This 1920s themed bash is prepared to see you dressed to the nines! We will have photographers on site ready to capture you at your very flashiest – you may even appear in our marketing materials. Not into the 20s attire? No worries! Put on cocktail attire and join us as we ring in the New Year.


Will there be coat check?

Absolutely! Complimentary coat check will be provided for all guests in Building 3 for General Admission and in Building 1/VIP Speakeasy for VIP.


What is included in the ticket price?

General Admission:

  • Bars throughout event space
  • Laser Shows: 9 p.m.–12 a.m., Laser Karaoke 12–2 a.m.
  • Exhibits, Science Demos, Activities, VR Experiences
  • Dance Floor featuring DJ Native Havoc and DJ Kemyst
  • Spectacular and exclusive viewing area for the Space Needle fireworks
  • Glass of complimentary champagne at 11:45 p.m. served near GA coat check, courtesy of Domaine Ste. Michelle
  • Food available for purchase


  • Everything that comes with GA
  • All drinks included
  • Dedicated VIP lines at some of the bars
  • Private VIP Speakeasy Lounge
  • Separate entry and coat check (in Speakeasy Lounge)
  • Complimentary light bites and dessert in VIP Speakeasy
  • Glass of complimentary champagne at 11:45 p.m. served in VIP Speakeasy, courtesy of Domaine Ste. Michelle


Firework Viewing Locations

GA: Lower Courtyard, access via Building 3 (near coat check)

VIP: Upper Courtyard, access via upper level of VIP Speakeasy


How do I get a drink at Spectra: NYE 2019?

To help speed up the bar lines this year, we’re going cashless! FastBar is a cashless payment system that helps you get your drinks quicker.

The way it works is really simple: when you arrive onsite, you’ll receive a wristband and link it to your credit/debit card. At the bar, simply tap to pay in less than a second. At the end of the event we’ll automatically close you out with the card on file and send you an electronic receipt!

Learn more about FastBar, and pre-register your card online for quick, easy entry at the event. Credit card registration will also be available onsite. All onsite food and beverage purchases will be made through your wristband (linked to your credit card).

Drink pricing:

  • Cocktails – $10
  • Wine – $7
  • Beer – $6
  • Soda/Water – Complimentary


Will the exhibits be open?

Yes! Guests will have full access to Buildings 2-3, our Ackerley Family Gallery exhibits, as well as Tinker Tank, the Butterfly House, Planetarium, and Laser Dome!

We will also be featuring some of our fantastic VR Experiences in our Tinker Tank area!


Will there be food at the event?

Food for purchase will be provided by City Catering in Building 2. All onsite food and beverage purchases will be made through your wristband (linked to your credit card).

The VIP Lounge will have light bites catered by City Catering. Light bites will be served 9 p.m.–12 a.m. and desserts from 12–2 a.m.


What is each person’s responsibility in regard to alcohol consumption?

All guests of Spectra: NYE 2020 are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe means of transportation before leaving the event. Any guest found to be intoxicated during the event and/or creating a disturbance will be asked to leave for the sake of the other attendees. Refunds will not be issued.


The event is finished.


December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020


9:00 pm - 2:00 am


Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109