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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
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The heartbeat of hands-on marine experience and preservation education in...
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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Seattle Aquarium is a small aquarium that is focused on the local area. It is fantastic to learn about the animals that can be found around Seattle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The price of admission is definitely WAY too much for what you get. The aquarium was pretty small in the grand scheme of things and not a lot of variety of sea creatures. Having said that, the otters were the typical otter cool There were only three buildings and there just seemed to be a drab aura throughout the buildings.... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Seattle Aquarium is a small aquarium that is focused on the local area. It is fantastic to learn about the animals that can be found around Seattle.

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place for people of all ages. Touch tanks area is very inviting. Very interesting to watch all sea animals and fish. Great place. Just wish that it could be bigger.

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Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A bit pricey but worth it considering the experience. My kids loved the hands-on exhibits, and the staff willing to teach interested kids was a great touch.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Seattle Aquarium isn't huge, but we had a lot of fun during the couple of hours we were there. The area with the touch tanks are huge and have a great variety of sealife. They have a ton of mammals and birds to watch as well. One of the best features is an underwater dome with a 360 view... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

As we visit as a older couple in our 50s, there is not much there to surprise us. The aquarium provides a few hands-on exhibits for children. The marine creatures are colorful; they are crowd pleasers. I took a few pictures because they were beautiful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is much older and some exhibits could use a few upgrades. Love the huge touch pool where you get to touch and feel sea creatures. Definitely recommend this place for young families with children. Do get the city pass whic allowes you to visit 5 attractions when you're there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We would not have stopped here except that it was included with the City Pass and we were walking by, but it turned out to be a nice place that my daughter especially enjoyed. Not too big, easy to navigate, nice displays and the occasional special presentations made it a fun outing. Touching the creatures in the tidal pool area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Although small, we spent several hours at the museum. It was perfect for our 5 and 7 year olds. The particularly liked the tide pools that you can touch the sea life. Very convenient after visiting the fish market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The aquarium has many hands on activities for kids. The aquarium itself is very nice and is worth the visit. It sits right on the waterfront with great eats and shopping nearby. I really enjoyed seeing the unique species native to the Washington area. I highly recommend the city pass if you are visiting other attractions in the area.

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Additional Information about Seattle Aquarium

Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: +1 206-386-4300
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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