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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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Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We spent several days in Seattle and the aquarium was one of our stops. Our kids really enjoyed it. This is not the largest aquarium around, and you won't need more than 2-3 hours to see everything, but it was still nice. Great stop if it's raining outside as much of the tour can be done inside.

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Thessaloniki
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This place is a must when in Seattle. We've been there during a party that was organized. You have the opportunity to admire sea life and enjoy with kids.

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Krakow, Poland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Pretty, cute and great for kids. I was in many aquariums, so nothing suprising for me there, but my kid loved it. Nice outside area.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It's not that the Aquarium was bad. It's just not what we expected. I guess we were expecting an aquarium that had a lot more exhibits and more marine life from the Pacific Ocean. It was nice, just smaller than expected. Definitely geared towards kids. Not sure we would have gone here if we didn't have the CityPass.

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Vernon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Small aquarium that will only take about a maximum of 2 hrs to go through. Don't expect much just a lot of local sea life. Good deal through the CITY PASS. Short walk from Pike Place market. Kids loved it.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My family was in Seattle for a convention and my son and I went to the aquarium, when you walk in the door, there is a big tank with an instructional guide, and then you walk into the area where you can feel the star fish and anemones, it was really cool. I liked that there was staff all around... More

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Butler, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Since the Newport Aquarium does not have the seals, otters and other marine life, it was nice to see.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband who has a small home aquarium really enjoyed but. Loved the big aquarium at the entrance. Getting to it and paying $4.00 an hour for parking was very sad though. One and only visit to Seattle I am sure. Also went to Chihuly Garden and Glass for me and it was good too.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I went with a friend here as my wife isnt really into it. We both loved the enclosures and the way they put the whole place together, it had a great flow. All the kids there seemed ot be loving it but from an adults point of view it was great as well. We checked out every exhibit and watched... More

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Small aquarium, not very fun for older kids or teens. Pricey for family of 7. But they have good interactive areas, but mostly geared towards littles

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