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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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We walked from the Fairmont Hotel to the aquarium. We cut through Pike Market. The cost is $21.95 per adult. We spent a little over an hour wandering through the building and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We walked from the Fairmont Hotel to the aquarium. We cut through Pike Market. The cost is $21.95 per adult. We spent a little over an hour wandering through the building and enjoying the outdoor exhibits as well. You can get a great photo of the ferris wheel from here. We arrived shortly after it opened which meant it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went on a weekday in February as part of our CityPass. There were some school groups that made it busy at times, but overall it was not too congested inside. The tide pool area where you can touch is pretty large with many people helping point out the different creatures and show the kids how to touch them properly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

with the massive construction project in the area, getting there is not that hard. Small but full of activities for the kids. Staff will bring sea creatures in a large bowl for the small children to touch. Very knowledgeable and friendly volunteers throughout the facility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can enjoy 2 contact sea creatures. This is month of octopus.Kids just fun to see giant otters,fish,octopus...etc. Medium size of Aquarium in n america. City pass save money 2 visit 5 spots.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Took our grandson to the Aquarium for his 3rd birthday. He went nuts, (in a good way). Tidal pools to put your hands in; sea otters; divers feeding the fish; and lots more. It is open during the sea wall construction so don't miss it. Kind of expensive ($21 adults). Special find - go up to the Café and take... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited for the first time in over 20 years and not much has changed except the price. We paid $36 for one adult and one child, I consider that expensive for a family attraction. It is not a great aquarium, there are several better on the west coast, but it is a good regional one. Today was very crowded with... More 

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Comox Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

At first, I was afraid that the money I paid to go to the aquarium with my friend wasn't going to be worth the experience. I am glad to say I was proved wrong; despite a bit of crowding and general foolishness from some families, we had an absolute blast! The tanks are beautiful and I love how they are... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a great aquarium! I was very excited to visit because I love the NY Aquarium, which has been under construction since Hurricane Sandy. A tour guide (at another attraction) told me this aquarium is focused on education and research, not making animals perform for entertainment, and that's exactly what I saw. There were MANY staff members all over... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I'm an avid diver, so I love the variety of sea creatures, many I have swam with. They also have adorable otters, which my wife goes bonkers for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ok I'm a kid at heart. This was my first stop for my day in Seattle.. It opens 30 minutes before any other place opened. It has tide pools with all the starfish, anemones, etc that kids can touch. And they have docents that are there to answer your questions and I always have lots of questions. They even let... More 

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