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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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Love the otters

This was a nice little aquarium, Not overcrowded as some can be. The have a large indoor/outdoor area with seals and otters. Had a great time watching them

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was actually expecting more out of this aquarium. We were told there was a big octopus, when in fact it was pretty small. The most exciting attractions for the kids was when the gal fed the fish,crab,and other little creatures in the touch pool area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was a nice little aquarium, Not overcrowded as some can be. The have a large indoor/outdoor area with seals and otters. Had a great time watching them

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

For a big city, on-the-water aquarium I guess I had higher expectations. The younger kids seemed to be having a blast, but as an adult, I thought it was just ok. Luckily the admission was covered in the CityPass I bought. So overall I still enjoyed the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Loved this little aquarium. The sea otters are the best part. They feed them daily and it is so much fun to watch them. The aquarium is a great stop if you are near Pikes market. My 14 yo and 10 yr old enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The octopus seemed too be in too small of an enclosure and depressed, so that was sad. We managed to get there just in time for the Otter feeding and that was a blast! It was the highlight of the visit for us and we just loved their antics.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

One of the smallest aquariums I have visited - it was part of a City Pass deal otherwise it would of been quite expensive for what was on offer. The aquarium had feeler tanks, octupus, sea and river otters amongst the other fish. The visit to cover all was completed within about an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The twins really enjoyed the Aquarium. My 12 year old had been several years ago so he was just kinda following us around but still enjoyed it. They enjoyed the shallow pools where they could touch the start fish and other creatures. We were there over our Spring break so it was a little crowded but we did see everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Excellent, excellent fun! This aquarium has a wide variety of fish, sea creatures and birds but the main attraction for me was the otters. Both the Sea and River Otters attract the biggest crowds and they are so much fun to watch. Good value day out in downtown Seattle, great value for kids and adults alike!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our family visited the aquarium on our recent trip to Seattle. We stayed in the downtown area (2nd & Pike) and this was an easy walk to the aquarium. We have two young boys (5 and 8 yrs old). Both kids loved the aquarium and overall was worth the time and money spent. We bought the City-pass so we did... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

wasnt that busy but found the layout meant it didn't flow inside. We felt some of the enclosures were too small . Highlight were the sea otters ....so cute.

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