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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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Worth the money to see sea life you don't normally see. Especially interesting were the sea jellies and the touch pool. The staff at the touch pool was friendly and informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The aquarium is very small with only a few big exhibits. When we went it was Oakes with kids, you could barley see anything there were so many of them! You could tell that the aquarium is trying to be interactive with different creatures you can touch and explore. They also did a bit of a talk about their octopus... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This small, compact aquarium on the Seattle waterfront has nice exhibits with some that especially appeal to children. For example, when I was there, scores of youngsters stood watching a man in a deep-sea diving suit under water feeding the fish. He occasionally waved to the kids and they waved back.The touch pools with their fascinating residents also beckoned to... More 

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New Orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Worth the money to see sea life you don't normally see. Especially interesting were the sea jellies and the touch pool. The staff at the touch pool was friendly and informative.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It is always a treat to visit the Seattle Aquarium. First time we had seen the Sea Otters being so active. A rainy windy day made for fun viewing. Always would recommend trying to attend during the hours in which someone is in a tank feeding the fish. Many visitors and lots of fun. In asking our son what was... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went before the school vacations so there weren't too many kids and we had a good look at all the exhibits. One thing that impressed us was that the staff are keen to talk to you and share their comprehensive knowledge. Being quite small a couple of hours will allow you to see all they've got to show.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Yes, it is old. Yes, the lay-out is unusual. But this is a friendly, quirky place with lots to see and do. We were not here with a young child. Parents and an adult child. And we all learned a lot and enjoyed it. Especially the 14' octopus (and still growing) that changes its colors --red, white and ?? (I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this aquarium as part of the city-pass. Worth the trip, you can work your way through all the exhibits in 1-2 hours easily. The touch tanks were fun. The sea otters were really cute. We also watched a diver in one of the tanks feeding the fish, a lot of the kids around us were really excited.

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Flushing, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is a small aquarium, but it has a touch pool and informative staff. We enjoyed the aquatic dome and the otters. They have a very unique kelp poacher.

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Franklin, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the Aquarium. walked down from our hotel. It is along the riverfront. It is a wonderful place and lots of different animals to see. Had a great time

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Arrived in Seattle early took 5yr old to aquarium for her birthday. We spent a couple hours wondering around had lunch at the cafe it was a nice time but kind of $$

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