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Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 386 4320
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Ranked #60 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
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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Aurora, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great place for kids. took our 2 (almost 3) grandson and he had a great time. The tidal wave exhibit of Washingtons coast line and Puget sound filled with local water life was a hit. The kids could touch and learn. They have a Giant Pacific Octopus tank which is very neat and other displays.

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Being in Seattle I expected there aquarim to be amazing. It wasn't nessicarly bad it just wasn't good. Newport Oregon's aquarium is better and there way smaller :( don't go in less you have city pass

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Irving, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We purchased the Seattle City Pass , this was one of the options. This aquarium has several hands on areas , great for kids. The otter and sea lions are fun to watch.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

On our trip to the states this summer, we decided to visit Seattle's Aquarium. I had been there as a child when it first opened and remembered it as a beautiful and amazing place. When we got in line and saw the prices of the tickets we got a little scared. It better be excellent for that price. We were... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I visited the Aquarium because it was part of the City Pass. It wasn't too bad, but not especially interesting either. They do have some large aquatic mammals you don't see everyday. My verdict; if you have time and a city pass, visit, otherwise, don't bother.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the aquarium on a recent trip when the weather had taken a turn for the worst! It is geared up for kids and I can imagine they would absolutely love it here. As the previous review says it is a pretty standard Aquarium that does what it says on the tin! No outstanding exhibitions and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nothing exceptional about this aquarium except for the otter exhibits. They are fascinating to watch as they play and tease the visitors.

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Houston Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the aquarium as part of the Seattle City Pass we purchased. There isn't anything spectacular about it but I always enjoy the sea life on display. We were able to walk it in a little over an hour.

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My family comes to Seattle multiple times a year, and every time we always come to the aquarium. After a few times it can be repetitive, but the hands-on activities are always fun and so is watching the otters. When we were there they fed the Octopus, which was very fun to watch. Overall lots of family fun, a great... More

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Belton, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

There were lots of different types of sea life to see. The octopus was really cool! They also let you touch the starfish. So many beautiful colors in all the fish! The sea lions were fun.

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