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Seattle Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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“sea otters”(366 reviews)
“octopus”(457 reviews)
“marine life”(103 reviews)
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...more
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1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101-2015
+1 206-386-4300
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Reviewed today

I was definitely not a fan of the Seattle Aquarium. We had a few hours and decided to venture into the Aquarium to make some time- it was $30 per person and it was small and unkept. Alot of the enclosures were empty and we...More

Thank Jbmisch
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It takes a village to run an aquarium and the various keepers obviously do an awesome job caring for their animals. I think generally the aquarium just didn't do it for me. They lacked signage telling me when talks were happening or where things were....More

1  Thank Anastasia B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Note: We purchased a Seattle City Pass from TripAdvisor, which I recommend. If you only use it for one or two items, it is 100% worth the price, just so you jump to the head of the line! Back to the Aquarium, at the time...More

Thank bruin82
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We popped into the aquarium while in the waterfront area; it was part of our city pass. There were plenty of fish and sea animals to see; plenty of staff on hand to chat with visitors. You could learn a lot about the fish in...More

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the Seattle Aquarium. There are so many engaging and educational opportunities to experience. There are a wide variety of animals to see.

Thank KML2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you can go during the feeding times it's actually worth it to watch the different animals get their food and do a few tricks. I would say it's definitely time to give that place a make over though. That being said I am still...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of interactive coral exhibits and cute birds and otters to watch. Definitely kid friendly and fun!

1  Thank Jana B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great fun. Especially the touching tide pool and the touchie feelie of a sea cucumber. Great, engaging education for a curious 2 year old boy. He was thrilled to touch everything that he could. The individual exhibits were executed well. Loved the jellyfish display. My...More

1  Thank loopycynic
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Aquarium was good but nothing special. I liked the touchpool. The Panorama pool should be improved. Its very old and the view is based of the cobsteuction not so Good

Thank Kristof G
Reviewed 6 days ago

A small aquarium. It features a giant octopus, 2 touch pools, some local sea lions and otters along with fish exhibits in tanks and a walk in "dome" where fish swim above and around you. The upstairs cafe offers salads, sandwiches, hamburgers pizza etc.

Thank Michael D
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April 29, 2017|
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Response from travelling_nick98 |
About 1.5-2 hours I would say :)
June 16, 2016|
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Response from coltnole | Reviewed this property |
No we didn't see either of the ones you mentioned but we have been to several aquariums in the states and this one was our least liked . We still enjoyed it but we were expecting so much more especially in a big City like... More
June 16, 2016|
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Response from pretblueye | Reviewed this property |
yes we did, I particular like the sea lions, otters and certain birds are my favorite, like eagles, and owls, and a few others. No matter where I go I try to explore new aquariums or zoos or safari parks.