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Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 386 4320
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Ranked #61 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
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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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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Ok so I am a sucker for otters! What I can??? We love aquariums and this one did not disappoint. Nicely laid out. Lots of things to learn. Great touch tank for kids and a great variety including an aviary. Fun for the family!!! Would go again!!!!

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Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

First of all the parking across the street from the aquarium is FILLED with bums. Admission was about $22 a person, which seems a little steep for what they are offering. The attractions were nice though. I really enjoyed watching the harbor seals play and getting to touch a starfish. It really was a good aquarium, but it just didn't... More

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Thurles, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Seatte Aquarium was a real treat, good value for money and a lot to see. Touching the starfish and other fish was an experience, the sea lions and the octopus are so close to you. A lot to learn and kids will love it.

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Marquette, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went to the aquarium because it was part of the City Pass. It was a nice place to visit. We saw a huge octopus, which was quite interesting. There were also harbor seals, along with many other interesting things. Definitely worth going.

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Grand Cayman
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

.......but for anyone else this really is not worth the entrance fee. Small, with few interesting exhibits - rather disappointing.

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Nampa, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure if it's a plus or a minus for them to mainly do local wild life...it's cool to see what's in the area, but it's not as exciting. They do have a tropical fish section, but it's pretty small. There's a couple touch sections to see and feels some things. The jelly fish ring is pretty cool. It's... More

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Skelleftea, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It's fairly small and not that much to see for adults. The otters where amusing as well as some exotic fish

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Seattle aquarium a few times. We have also come for special events there. With the ticket price as of this visit being $22.00, if we plan to do the other major tourism sites in Seattle, we normally just opt to purchase the Seattle City Pass instead as it includes other top Seattle attractions. We like to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

No cheap for such a small place, ($21.95 for adults), but charming. They do have a 'hands on' area where children 9and adults) can actually touch sea stars and that's about it, but it is nice and unusual. Rescued seals are there as well as sea birds, and a lot a of tank aquariums (which we've all seen before) but... More

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magrath, ab
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I love Aquariums. I drug my husband in and off we went. Tickets were $22 each. We went on a Saturday afternoon so it was petty busy but it was fun. They had tide pools that you could actually touch starfish and other coral creatures. That was fun. There were a lot of exhibits and a lot of things I... More

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