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Seattle Aquarium

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Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: +1 206-386-4300
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The heartbeat of hands-on marine experience and preservation education...

The heartbeat of hands-on marine experience and preservation education in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you! Join us in our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

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Decent aquarium for a rainy day.

This is definitely perfect for young children, but we breezed through with a 13 & 14 year old and they were interested in several of the displays. It was a well laid out but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

beautiful aquarium, of most interest was the local wildlife. Great hands on experience for kids and adults

Thank debwithstu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely perfect for young children, but we breezed through with a 13 & 14 year old and they were interested in several of the displays. It was a well laid out but rather pricey for the size of the aquarium. We were a little disappointed that there weren't more viewing areas. It was very crowded and that made... More 

Thank Sunshinefoody
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We encountered a rainy day, not unusual for here, so we decided to visit the Aquarium for the day. It's in a great setting right down on the waterfront. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They can answer almost any question you have about the animals they have there. The day we were there was very peaceful and quiet... More 

Thank Richard F
Elizabeth, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great place. The wildlife was awesome and the people were very helpful. We were there early and done before the school bus showed up, ugggh However it is the best place for little ones. Tons to do, see and learn.

Thank Craig W
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely aquarium situated on Seattle's waterfront. We've been there about five times, and with each visit I've noticed tour groups, older couples, groups of children and families. It's a nice blend. The staff is extremely helpful in educating visitors about the various occupants of the tanks and outdoor observation areas.

Thank Carriesoper
Peekskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved that this aquarium pays special attention to keep the animals in an environment closely to what they are accustomed to. The Puget sound exhibit is excellent.

Thank travel2364
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To see life underwater and all the beautiful creatures is worth your time! On a rainy day this is the place to be. A short walk from pikes place.

Thank Jaime S
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Not huge, but a wide variety of exhibits. Staff is very helpful and are geared for kids. Worth a visit.

1 Thank PL-Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of fish and especialy oved the Sea Lions! So cute and funny. Wish it were a big bigger with more to see..., but still a great experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a tiny aquarium that doesn't have a lot of variety. The otters and seals outside were neat. Probably would have skipped it if it wasn't part of the City Pass. Lots of unsupervised children running around but we were there on Halloween and it was very busy.

Thank GN303

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