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Seattle Aquarium

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Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206 386 4320
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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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I've been to the Seattle Aquarium many times throughout my life. It's has great hands-on experience and exhibits for children. The dome is an amazing place to sit for a while and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Chehalis, Washington
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Chehalis, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Seattle Aquarium many times throughout my life. It's has great hands-on experience and exhibits for children. The dome is an amazing place to sit for a while and take a look around. But the otters are my favorite and usually playing. Obviously it would be nice on a sunny day, but it is Seattle so make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I was very much surprised by this small yet very interactive aquarium. We saw almost every exhibit in about 1.5 hours but then came back around and went to the petting tanks and watched the feelings. Most of the aquariums we've visited are not nearly as interactive as this place. We bought a city pass which grouped the aquarium, ferry,... More 

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Visited on a Friday morning - got in just before the school buses arrived. Perhaps it was because of the anticipated school crowd, but the docents/associates on duty could not have been more pleasant and full of helpful information regarding the exhibits. They were very gracious in how they interacted with us, too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My best friend took me here for my birthday last summer, and while it was fun, we spent a TON of money, and were able to see everything in less than an hour... I was mildly disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

From the touch and feel wave pool exhibit with sea urchin, starfish, etc...to the sea otters, my whole family was impressed. We only went because it was included in the CityPass, but we were all so happy that we ended up giving it a try.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The visit was not one of the best and I was kind of disappointed. The ticket is expensive and the display is not much around here. Its pretty small and can be finished in less than an hour. I guess it can be a great place if you have kids along with you can better appreciate the place than what... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We brought a two-year old here on a nasty day and all us had a great time. When we arrived there was a special musical show going on which the little one loved. There was a Hawaii theme and each of us got a fresh, beautiful Hawaiian lei which surely brightened the rainy, nasty day from the start. Lots of... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We came here through the Citypass (which covers 5 attractions) for $64.00 for adults and $44.00 for children. Without this deal it is, $21.95 and $14.95 respectively. It is located at the waterfront near Pike's Place. It is quite small and I wouldn't come here without the City Pass deal as it is not worth the high cost. There are... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Pretty Pricey! Not very big. We probably would not revisit or take family to this attraction. And the fish they had they didn't have many signs about them.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I just felt it was small and the aquarium exhibits didn't seem healthy. I never think being able to stick your fingers into the tanks to touch the anemone and other things can be healthy for them in the long run. They did have the otters though, which was fun and interesting though I'm becoming less a fan of animals... More 

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