BIZNOTE: Outer Space Seattle officially opens Friday on Alki

(WSB photos)

There’s a new place for West Seattle kids to play! Tomorrow (Friday, December 20th) is the official opening day for Outer Space Seattle, an indoor playspace at 2820 Alki SW. Co-proprietors Caitlin Huertas and Jeff Hammock, both West Seattleites, have been working a long time to make this happen.

It’s been two years since we first mentioned the plan for Outer Space Seattle. Then back in March, the location was revealed.

Caitlin stresses that Outer Space Seattle is a playspace for kids of all abilities. Part of what makes it that way – a sensory room:

But it also has ways for kids of differing needs to play with everybody else – there are also accessories to address sensory needs elsewhere in the space, as well as an entry point for mobility-challenged kids to play in the equipment.

Now, some basics – Outer Space Seattle is opening just in time for the winter school break, so there’s a special holiday schedule, but then the regular schedule will be 10 am-7 pm Mondays-Thursdays, 10 am-8 pm Fridays-Saturdays, closed Sundays except for private parties. Babies 11 months and under are free, ages 1-3 $9, 4-12 $12. That’s a full day pass, with in-and-out privileges (though if there’s a waitlist you’ll have to get back in line on return – capacity is 45 kids at a time). They sell drinks and snacks, including pizza slices, and expect to have beer, wine, and cider for the grownups starting next month. You’re accountable for supervising your child(ren) while there – it’s not a dropoff child-care facility. Outer Space Seattle officially opens at 4 pm tomorrow, and they want to hear your thoughts once you’ve tried it!

8 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Outer Space Seattle officially opens Friday on Alki"

  • Mandy December 19, 2019 (10:05 pm)

    Been waiting for this place for ages, so excited it’s finally opening! Can’t wait to try it! 

  • Seriously? December 20, 2019 (6:54 am)

    Sounds like a good time for the kidos! Nice to see an affordable option for a family to have a day of fun and activities. Enjoy and good luck! I sincerely hope that you are able to stay in business for many years to come! 

  • Rb December 20, 2019 (4:21 pm)

    Is It free on opening night then? I can’t find any info anywhere. Thank you

  • Amrit December 22, 2019 (10:20 pm)

    It was a blast! My 2 year old was in heaven. Thank you for opening this in WS, I hope it takes off!! 

  • Duke M. December 23, 2019 (9:27 am)

    Terrific! My generation had a real privilege to grow up with the Fun Plex and it was laid out similarly, but on a much larger scale. I hope this business is successful and grows into a permanent fixture.

  • M December 26, 2019 (8:01 am)

    Any idea if they are open today the 26th? I can’t find the hours or a phone number anywhere. 

    • WSB December 26, 2019 (10:21 am)

      10 am-7 pm today on the holiday schedule that was posted on their door when we stopped in for this story a week ago.

      • M December 26, 2019 (3:36 pm)

        Thank you! I also saw they have a page on Facebook with more info for those wondering. 

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