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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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Puget Sound Based Fun

One thing that's nice about this aquarium is that most, if not all, of its exhibits are based around the ecosystem of the Puget Sound. This makes it an interesting look into a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is a small aquarium with exhibits from the Puget Sound. The animals and birds looked cramped and sad. The puffins were crowded together with 3 other species. The seals had barely enough room to swim. Having just returned from Alaska and seeing these animals in the wild it was a striking contrast and hence depressing to me. Aside from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the aquarium with another adult (no children). Though we only spent about an hour at the aquarium, we both had a great time. There are lots of really cool fish and aquariums to enjoy at any age. It is a great place for the kids too. We got to watch someone in the fish tank, feeding the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

One thing that's nice about this aquarium is that most, if not all, of its exhibits are based around the ecosystem of the Puget Sound. This makes it an interesting look into a little known world for vacationers and a close to home showcase of whats in your front lawn for natives. This place is very child friendly, with an... More 

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Availed of the city pass tour and this is the best deal for me. Totally enjoyed looking at these beautiful creatures, my 10 year old son also enjoyed it. The lobby where they had someone feeding the fishes was really awesome. The otters were delightful and so were the seals. When we visited last June 25, there was a field... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is a good reference for the local species in the Puget Sound and the Bay, do not expect a wow, but more of an educative time, which can always be fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The museum crew are very nice and helpful! The lighting and pictures are very beautiful and also you can rest on the bench to charge your phone

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

this was part of our city pass and just decided to go ad it was really nice. we had a great time. the otters and seals were the best just lounging around.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great displays. Very nice layout. Easy viewing. Also offers excellent views of Seattle waterfront and city architecture. Restaurants nearby. Construction along the front street is a hang up but there are a few spaces and parking garages nearby. Traffic for visitors can be daunting but it can be gotten safely out of, if you leave before 3pm. Altogether a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a nice aquarium but nothing special. I've been to Atlanta, Chattanooga...which are much better, IMO. The staff is great and there is a decent amount to see. The sea otters are the highlight. Everything else was standard aquarium stuff. As part of the citypass, it's a good few hours- depending on the age of your kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went in the morning with our teenagers. Crowds were not bad and the exhibits we nice. Our kids are in to nature and science. The young docents were especially impressive.

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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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