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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wow! What an aquarium. I'd liken it to the Monterey Aquarium in California. Watching the otters at play was a treat. We saw the octopus being fed. It's so large. Even my 12 year old friend enjoyed it.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We very much enjoyed seeing the exhibits about what sea life lives in the sound! The exhibits were very interesting and staff quite knowledgeable.

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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The exhibits were nicely done but this aquarium fell a little short of our expectations. I was expecting a larger facility with more to see since it is located right on the water. It didn't take long to go through the whole thing and see it all. The sea otter exhibit was really fun. This will only take you a... More 

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Wyoming, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. It was very informative and fun. Staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful. I would visit again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My friends and I were visiting Seattle from NC and each bought a city pass which included the aquarium. One of my friends is obsessed with aquariums so this was a must do. We are all very disappointed at the lack of things to see and how small it was. we were expecting a lot more. If you have a... More 

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Bothell, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is my favorite aquarium in all of Washington. For it's location, it is fairly priced, offering many exhibits. You can also combine admission for the aquarium, with admission to an argosy cruse (The argosy cruses are also very fun). Finally, this attraction is included in City Pass, which is great for travelers visiting for a couple of days.... More 

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Additional Information about Seattle Aquarium

Address: 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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