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Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 386 4320
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Ranked #58 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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michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are into ocean life, this is the place! So many unique fish and other organisms at this aquarium. You can touch sealife such as starfish, and other things that I don't know the name of. But it is a great hands on experience for children and adults alike. We spent about three hours in this place and it... More

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Stanley, North Carolina, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were wandering around the wharf when we came across the aquarium and decided to stop in. I am glad we did. There are good interactive exhibits talking about the pacific northwest and no shortage of docents the answer questions. Some of the exhibits are a little hokey, but all were interesting. The seals, river otters and sea otters were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love visiting aquariums, with that said this place may not be a great place to spend your money if you don't love aquariums. It took us less than an hour to see it all. The highlights were the sea otters, river otters and a puffin. (There were two small mice in a bird enclosure, don't think they were suppose... More

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London, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

waste of money we thought it would be much better being that its more or less on the ocean really not much to see

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San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My kids and I love aquariums, this is a nice aquarium but my kids felt it was way to small, missing several key exhibits, specially for a nice and large city like Seattle.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Spent about 2 hours touring. Used our "City Pass" which I highly recommend getting. (can even purchase it prior to trip on-line) Some really fabulous viewing pools and jelly fish arch you can stand under for a great picture. Opens at 9:30 and arriving before 11 AM would definitely be a good idea. We arrived about 1 PM and found... More

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We really liked the tidal pool exhibits where you can actually touch the creatures found in the tidal pools! This was a really nice aquarium. All of the exhibits were extremely well done. This one is well worth your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Nice aquarium with hands-on pools for kids and adults to touch some sea creatures. The viewing dome was really cool. You can add on a harbor cruise that takes you around Elliot Bay providing a nice view of the city as well as some interesting information.

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a small aquarium...tickets for it are a little pricey so if I was doing it again I would get the Seattle attractions pass that is good for this the Space Needle, EPB Museum, art center. However this is a good interactive aquarium...would be great for kids although I did find it pleasant as an adult. Lots of guides... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I've been to a lot of aquariums and this one had a unique perspective being focused mostly on the Pacific Northwest. I enjoyed seeing the seals and otters most, and then the diving birds. All exhibits were informational and well displayed and maintained.

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