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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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Local habitats and species.

This is a great regional aquarium that provides exhibits and information on local species. My son loved the touch pools. It was interesting to see the octopus being fed. Enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Henley Beach, Australia
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Henley Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great regional aquarium that provides exhibits and information on local species. My son loved the touch pools. It was interesting to see the octopus being fed. Enjoyed watching the sea otters.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I went to the aquarium as I had a city pass. To be honest I wouldn't want to the ticket price to visit this aquarium. The aquarium is very clean and well organised but doesn't have a good selection of animals. No sharks, penguins, turtles, tortoises, Rays, crocodiles etc

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Since the weather was a little rainy, we decided to check this place out. You have to check out the Sea Otters, great exhibit on them! They did have a "touch the sea life" area that was loaded with kids, great thing for them. Having visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore last year, this one didn't quite live up to... More 

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Juneau, Alaska, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I took my granddaughter and nephew to the aquarium and we were delighted by the fantastic touch tanks, but they were difficult for my 6 year old nephew who is just under 4 feet to reach inside of. They would have benefitted from steps for the shorter patrons to stand on. I really enjoyed the wave tide pool tank, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

As an avid aquarium enthusiast, I knew a visit to Seattle would not be complete for me until I had visited here. I had heard great things about it and was very excited. Admission is about average for an aquarium, so nothing to complain about there in my book. The layout was sort of confusing, and I accidentally got into... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Since we were travelling without our kids, we initially didn't think we'd use the Aquarium ticket in our CityPass books. We're so glad we didn't miss it! We went on a whim since the Aquarium was just down the pier from where we had lunch. We thought we'd take a quick run through it, just to use our ticket. Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A wonderful time with family a nice facility lots of cool marine life the otters are the best parking is tuff it's 4 bucks an hour to park but worth it wile there check out the pike street fish market and all the shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On a rainy day, this place is crowded. There is a lot to see . There is an area where you can touch the sea life. There is an exhibit showing a tidal wave. I have not seen this anywhere else. Of course, sea otters are always popular. This aquarium has exhibits inside and some that are outdoors. It is... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoyed it the food was delicious and the experience was amazing I very much liked seeing the Sea otters but I forgot to head to the dome (so sad though I'm not sure what's in there). I like that it pretty much gave a 360 view of the area wherever you were standing although I went when Seattle is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

December of 2014 I went to visit the Aquarium for the first time. It was very exciting! I loved looking at the stingrays and the tank that had the sharks in them. Since there were a lot of children there, it was quite noisy but okay. It's very easy to get around to see all of the aquatic fish, sea... More 

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