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Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 386 4320
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Ranked #59 of 213 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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Irvine, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Seattle Aquarium is located on the Seattle Waterfront right next to the Seattle Great Wheel , and the Argosy Cruises. We had the Seattle City pass and decided to go to the Aquarium. From Seals. to fish, otters, birds, octopus, and tide pools a lot to see at this aquarium. Fun for all ages. Wonderful glass dome aquariums a... More

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

First off, I want to be clear that I am against SeaWorld or the likes of it, we do not think marine mammals which are considered sentient beings should be in captivity. But that's a whole other topic. Having said that, we had no plans of visiting the Seattle Aquarium (assuming it was like SeaWorld) until someone told us that... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We spent about 3-4 hors there. The sea like was very fascinating and the employees we well informed and helpful. They had some hands on touching and also some shows. Was well worth the price of admission.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Although this attraction is not rated particularly high, I was expecting much more. Perhaps it would be interesting for families with young children, but certainly not for adults who have seen any significant aquariums. If you are going to Vancouver, save your aquarium visit for that city.

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Longview, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Not worth the money, but with the amount of people constantly coming and going, I guess they get enough business anyways. Maybe worth half the admission, but even that's being generous. There's a large aquarium at first, then a touching tidepool area, kind of icky. (yuck all those fingers) then a bunch of tanks with different fish and some kid... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were not impressed at all by the Aquarium. The exhibits were minimal at best, over crowed on a Tuesday. We ran through quickly and left unhappy with the ticket price spent.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Seattle aquarium is a really nice place to go for all ages. Originally, I don't think such a tinny place will be really good, especially compare with the size of Vancouver aquarium. But I totally change my mind right now, Seattle aquarium is much better. I can feel all of the employee there are really love the animals, and they... More

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Winnipeg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the Seattle Aquarium as it was included in the Seattle CityPass package we purchased prior to coming to the city; value for money-wise I'd put the aquarium at a 3 out of 5. As many other reviewers have stated the Seattle Aquarium is smaller and not as spectacular as aquariums in other cities (Long Beach, Vancouver, and... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice diversion while exploring the pier area. Rather small but we'll presented. Would be nice for kids.

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Denver, Colorado
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Compared to other aquariums I have been to this one rates poor (others included Monterrey, Denver, Minneapolis). Immediately upon entering it felt "dirty". The first huge tank of fish seemed to have fish that look sickly. The glass throughout the various exhibit appeared to need a good cleaning on the outside for sure. No exhibit clearly stood out with an... More

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