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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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Sealife in its natural state

This isn't a aquariam like the the Monterey aquariam but not bad for what you are buying but there is better out there. For kids it is great because they don't know the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought that there is a world class aquarium in Seattle. We went there one afternoon because we had a few things to do and were totally awed by the collection. In fact, we were so awed that we came back again, brought friends and family on a 2nd visit, and stayed more than half a day. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This isn't a aquariam like the the Monterey aquariam but not bad for what you are buying but there is better out there. For kids it is great because they don't know the difference but for adults I would pass on it for there is up to the standards of the Steinhart aquarium in San Francisco or the Monterey aquarium... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This attraction is low-pressure and encourages you to explore and take your time. The large room with tidal type pools built waist high allows you to touch the creatures. The staff were so available and knowledgeable and you could tell they enjoyed their jobs in their interactions.

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Does not compare to some of the Aquariums of the world - including Vancouver, Canada. Inter action and "touch me" is good for the kids and the rest ne'er water divers are nest. Not woth the full price. Tourist board is have a buy the ne get one coupon.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The kids were disappointed in this aquarium. We have been to several in the past and expected somewhat similar experience since a Seattle is a much larger city than previous experiences. My youngest was so disappointed he cried that they didn't have any sharks. I've never been to an aquarium without sharks! I wouldn't go back without a Seattle City... More 

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Rockford, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

They had nice variety and good programs for the children. It is right below Pikes Market so it is convenient if you"re spending the day downtown.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very well organized, plenty of kids activities and lots of people to answer questions. The sea otters were a riot. This would be great with children. This is included in the "City Pass".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Seattle has one of the finest aquariums in the NW. There are so many exciting exhibits and hands-on adventures that we couldn’t see it all in one day. We had to return again to be sure we hadn’t missed anything and to revisit our favorites like the harbor seals, the river otter, the octopus and of course, the sea creatures... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a nice visit to this cool aquarium. Some great exhibits especially from the North East, we fell in love with the Sea Otters. Tried to see the octopus feeding but the area was to small with too many people. The large tank has some amazing fish with some really huge salmon and grouper. The diver who goes in with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Seattle Aquarium was built in 1977 and is very nice. We had a great time there but I would caution going on a Friday morning. We though we would be beating the weekend crowd but had not factored in that it is a major destination for school kids on field trips. We were packed into some of the exhibits... More 

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