Amazon Spheres
Amazon Spheres
4.5
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Amazon Spheres are a trio of majestic glass domes built as part of the Amazon headquarters in Seattle. These spheres house over 40,000 plants from across the world, a 60-foot-tall vertical garden that has 200 different species of plants, a massive fish tank, plus meeting and workspaces. The spheres are only open for public viewing on two days of the month; the free slots snap up fast so try to reserve your spot as soon as they become available (15 days before the date of viewing). Otherwise, you can try to spot the Seattle Spheres on a city tour of Seattle—they're hard to miss! – Tripadvisor
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  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,719 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice but captions could be more informative
    A friend who works at Amazon took us in on a weekday afternoon. The setting was nice, and it was good to see a wide variety of plants. I am not sure if they limit the numbers of attendees, but when we were there it was not very crowded which was nice, since it gave us more room to enjoy the plants at a more leisurely pace. It was a pleasant experience overall and the setting was nice. Many of the plants were labelled; unfortunately it is hard to figure out which was the plant in question based on just the name. There were lots of guides who were quite willing to answer questions but there must be a more effective way of educating the visitors about the plants. Overall it was a rather enjoying experience
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Rosi
    Seattle, Washington282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place if you love plants
    The Spheres are definitely worth a quick stop, especially if it is your first time in Seattle. Or not the first one: I work a block away, and it is always a pleasure to drop in. The past few days, it's been a bit busier than usual, because of a rare species (Morticia, aka the corpse flower), blooming - which occurs only every 5-10 years and lasts for up to 48 h. Outside of the excitement around this event, the place offers some tranquility amidst lush greenery. If relevant, there is an inconspicuous bar in the building (Deep Dive), too. For non-Amazonian employees, a ticket reservation is required ahead of the visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Amy
    Fresno, California192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens inside
    I wanted to visit since my daughter was working as an intern for Amazon. It is beautiful on the outside as well as inside. There was a large variety of plants including a tall living wall. I really liked the plants inside picture frames as decor as well. Lots of tropical plants you don’t normally see in the states. There were spaces to sit down and relax. She told me she goes there sometimes to do some work on her laptop. Think it would be a great space to be in during the winter months.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • FFB
    Singapore144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful
    Very unique building with lots of greeneries. There were not a lot of people when we visited so we had a lot of fun exploring. There were also many friendly guides around the area to answer your questions and share more about the various plants. Had a great time definitely :)
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Atenas, Costa Rica1,378 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
These spheres are architecturally impressive; interesting to read about how they were constructed. Getting tickets to tour inside is nearly impossible -- tours on 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month via reservations which can only be booked 15 days in advance. And the tickets are gone in no time. You can still do virtual tours on line. Also free.
Written August 26, 2021
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Maura H
Shelton, Nebraska, USA163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We walked to the area and were interested in the studios below where 4 people were working on things that inspired them...art, sound, poetry, etc. Also we had reservations, but were unable to keep them. Would like to have kept them. Unique space and interesting area.
Written July 21, 2021
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Terry W
Chicago, Illinois237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Interesting viewing of Amazon’s “arboretum” all for its employees and open to the public two Saturdays a month with reservations. We were lucky that we were visiting Seattle on a Saturday open for public viewing. It’s free. It’s beautiful. It’s four/five floors filled with plants, trees, flowers, etc. from around the world in a variety of settings. It was an hour well-spent. By the way, parking is free in the nearby lot on Saturday!
Written June 22, 2022
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Gary T
Austin, TX1,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We visited with an Amazon employee during Covid and it wasn't crowded. They have done a really amazing job of displaying plant life from Southeast Asia and South America. Masks required and it takes about an hour and half the see all four levels.
Written July 30, 2021
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Rosi
Seattle, WA282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
The Spheres are definitely worth a quick stop, especially if it is your first time in Seattle. Or not the first one: I work a block away, and it is always a pleasure to drop in. The past few days, it's been a bit busier than usual, because of a rare species (Morticia, aka the corpse flower), blooming - which occurs only every 5-10 years and lasts for up to 48 h. Outside of the excitement around this event, the place offers some tranquility amidst lush greenery. If relevant, there is an inconspicuous bar in the building (Deep Dive), too.
For non-Amazonian employees, a ticket reservation is required ahead of the visit.
Written July 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TravelingAmos
New Jersey690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This landmark is one of the few indications that you're in the midst of buildings that comprise Amazon's headquarters. While I have a Prime account and my family orders a lot through Amazon, I have mixed feelings about its effects on small businesses and communities across the US. The Amazon 4-Star store is nearby and worth visiting. It is ironic that the mammoth online retailer has a brick and mortar store after wiping out so many of them.
Written September 14, 2021
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K Johnson
Hayward, CA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Great outdoor place in the middle of downtown to come and relax or let your kids burn off some steam.

Came on a weekend and did not get to go in the spheres since they are only open Monday through Friday.

Outside the spheres, they have nice green areas with swings, giant Jenga, giant connect 4, and corn hole.
Written August 31, 2022
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BeginsInWonder
Seattle, WA409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was very impressed by the Amazon spheres. Although there are 3 spheres conjoined, when you are in there, you are very immersed in the ecosystem and don't always realize you are transitioning between spheres. There are multiple levels and you can climb right up to the canopies at the top of the dome. There are some fun features for kids and the young at heart, like a sort of pirate lookout high in the canopies, a mechanically operated shade, and paths winding through the plant beds. There is an impressive living wall which is covered by rainforest plants. The temperature is pleasantly warm, but not too much. There are one or two fish tanks. There is a cafe. Could easily pass the time here, enjoying the greenery and feeling warm. There is a lot of open space with chairs and tables as well as the planting - Amazon workers can actually work here at the tables and desks. It's really remarkable to have biodomes like these in the heart of Seattle. I was very impressed by the well maintained spheres, the fact that there were so many staff on hand to answer questions, and the fact that the horticultural upkeep is excellent and unobtrusive.
Written March 1, 2020
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ECWorld
Hong Kong, China2,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A friend who works at Amazon took us in on a weekday afternoon. The setting was nice, and it was good to see a wide variety of plants. I am not sure if they limit the numbers of attendees, but when we were there it was not very crowded which was nice, since it gave us more room to enjoy the plants at a more leisurely pace. It was a pleasant experience overall and the setting was nice. Many of the plants were labelled; unfortunately it is hard to figure out which was the plant in question based on just the name. There were lots of guides who were quite willing to answer questions but there must be a more effective way of educating the visitors about the plants. Overall it was a rather enjoying experience
Written May 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

stever1957
Buffalo Grove, IL35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My friend and I were taking a leisurely walk and came upon the Amazon spheres by accident. Unfortunately the spheres were not open at the time we came across them. If you have time, try and visit. They look very interesting.
Written September 6, 2022
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