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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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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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Nice place to spend an hour or two

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Grandville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Trufant, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After visiting several other aquariums I found this one underwhelming. The large tank upon entry is very impressive however. It is a very confusing layout. I thought I was done as there was nowhere else to go in the room I was in and went out what said was the exit and then I was in another area of the... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to visit before doing one of the cruises out of Seattle. We visited on the morning before boarding our cruise. The aquarium specializes in sea life from Puget Sound and the area. The otter exhibit was especially popular with my daughters. There are areas to touch the sea life as well. I would recommend going... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Touching stingrays, starfish, anemome, and other sea creatures was both very interesting and freaked me out. The staff are very knowledgeable and share many bits of information about the animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most interactive aquariums I have been at with hands on exhibits and a staff that Takes their time to explain the habitat. The feeding schedule allows you front row seats to witness sea creatures such as the octopus and a variety of fish being feed. Something for all ages here including a scuba diving dress... More 

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seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Seattle Aquarium does not rank among the elite facilities in the country but it is a very good aquarium that really exudes a sense of place. It is strong in showcasing the Pacific NW. I particularly enjoy the intertidal exhibit which is essentially a rich functional tide pool where people can touch intertidal creatures like sea stars. I also enjoy... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Seattle Aquarium is great for the whole family. There are things to do for all ages. The aquarium is well laid out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went straight here after checking in to our hotel - well worth it. Our children (8 and 5) were fully engaged throughout. Well set out with plenty of interaction (touch pools, touch and feel props) the girls loved it. You can save by buying the city pass if you intend to do everything on the list. A must for the... More 

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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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