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Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 386 4320
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Ranked #60 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The heartbeat of hands-on marine experience and preservation education in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Maybe not as good as Monterey but well worth a visit. The Otters are the star attraction for me. A lot of nice tank displays and feeding times are worthwhile. Nearby attractions are also worth while

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Longwood, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We actually visited in July 2012 and used the City Pass like so many others. A little long in the tooth, and could do with some TLC. Much smaller than most other aquariums we've visited, but enjoyable all the same. Pretty standard fare with some interesting presentations.

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Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
58 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is not large, but it offers a wide variety of sea life and has very informative displays. It focuses on fish, aquatic plants animals from the region (there is a tropical fish section too). There are touch pools that let you interact with local sea creatures and an excellent octopus display. The otters and seals are always a... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Seattle to attend a Labor Day wedding long weekend and purchased a City Pass that included a visit to the Seattle Aquarium to fill in the parts of our weekend that weren't already planned out. We thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium (although I am a self-professed aquarium junkie) and would visit again even without the City Pass.

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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This aquarium really doesn't have much to offer. If your kids are 5-6 years or younger, they will be entertained for a little while, but for anyone older skip it and go do something else. they have two seals, an otter, an octopus, and a bunch of smaller fish. But you're not going to see sharks or anything such as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The staff and volunteers make this place - they are really passionate about educating us about sealife. I thought the octopus feeding was fascinating. I also really enjoyed talking one-to-one to the staff - they were very keen to inform. It's not the biggest aquarium I've ever been to, nor does it have the largest range of creatures, but it... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I spent around 2 hours in the Seattle Aquarium and loved the huge variety of aquatic flora and fauna they have on display as exhibits. Very well laid out with interactive staff who help you to learn more and more. Huge variety of fish, flora, otters and sea lions in their trove. The design is very well done and it... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Seattle Aquarium does not impress. There are much better aquariums in other cities. I would only recommend if you have never been to an aquarium before. Always, if you have debating between here and the Woodland Park Zoo, pick the zoo. The zoo is hours of fun while aquarium is about 40 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Seattle Aquarium is not like most as it is all about the sea life in the local area. They have a lot of hands on exhibits There are a lot of associates that walk around and are continuing asking people if they have any questions. They not only Have fish they also have birds, seals and otters that are... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Perfect place for kids to explore and see tons of animals. My kids loved it and wanted to go back again.

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