SLU Discovery Center

A stylish flexible facility.

Conveniently situated on the corner of Denny Way and Westlake Ave N, the South Lake Union Discovery Center is ideal for your community event, private party or corporate function. The space offers a modern backdrop to complement your event. Contact us to schedule a walk-through or check availability.


> 11,000 square foot facility.
> Flexible floor plan with 140–person capacity.
> Kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, and dedicated loading ramp at back of building.
> Conference rooms with A/V options and complementary Wi-Fi.
> Rates depend on requested space, date, and duration of event.
We rent our conference rooms, gallery, and, during warmer months, our private, outside lawn.
> Google virtual tour:
> The Discovery Center is open by appointment only.  Please call 206 342 5900 or email for information.

> 26 regular and 2 handicap paid parking spots available adjacent to the Discovery Center.
Rates: $3 for 0-2 hours; $5 for 2–3 hours and $10 for 3–4 hours.
> Mobile device payments only.


West Conference Room
Seating for 10, white board, flat screen, Polycom, Wi-Fi.

South Conference Room
Seating up to 50 auditorium style, flexible furniture, white board, remote controlled projector, podium, Polycom, Wi-Fi.

Seating up to 100 auditorium style, flexible furniture, Wi-Fi.

Our private lawn is perfect for summer picnics, outdoor receptions, and sunset parties. It can also be utilized for light sport gatherings. We offer a variety of lawn games for recreational use.

Additional Amenities
110 folding chairs, 4 rectangular 8’ tables, 3 rectangular 4’ tables, 8 round 72” tables, several additional A/V options, DMX streaming music, Direct TV.


> The Discovery Center has tables and chairs, which you are welcome to use for your event. However, if you need additional rentals beyond our supply, please coordinate with a third–party rental company.
> The Discovery Center partners with select local caterers and rental companies.

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Upcoming Events

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June 16, 7:00 pm

Seattle Summer Movies - Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary

We’re bringing a classic back with a 25th anniversary screening of Jurassic Park just before the new release!

Seattle’s favorite summer outdoor movie series is back and totally FREE this year under the stars! We’re teaming up with the South Lake Union Saturday Market for a monthly Night Market series in South Lake Union filed with food trucks, makers and purveyors of the savory kind!

So grab some street food next door curbside and enjoy a cold beer underneath the stars with your friends.

********* 21+ ONLY FOR MOVIES SERIES ENTRY **********

Stay tuned for movie line-up announced on May 18th for all three monthly screenings set for June 16th, July 21st and August 25th.

August 10, 12:00 pm

SLU Block Party 2018

This summer’s block party is going to be bigger and better than ever, with signature events including the “SVC Steamroller Smackdown,” an old-school printing press competition. The festivities will also include feature performances by local bands throughout the day. Enjoy plenty of local eats, a beer garden, and plenty of fun activities.  And do it all to benefit is Plymouth Housing!

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