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Seattle Aquarium

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Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101-2015
Phone Number: +1 206-386-4300
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Great rainy day activity

This is a very cool aquariam - interactive - (yeah, you can touch the sea anemones!) with occasional presentations by informative staff. The huge octopuss was just so awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Laclede, Missouri
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Aquarium while waiting for a river cruise to start, and it was a pretty cool aquarium. It's down on the pier so it's very convenient to Pike Place Market and the river cruises. There were whales (not large ones, but whales), Sharks, even alligators. There was plenty of room for them in the tanks too, which we... More 

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Pacific, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a little disappointed with the Seattle Aquarium. The kids would enjoy the Aquarium because there are hands on exhibits. Seattle has major corporations and I am really surprise that they have not invested more into upgrading their Aquarium. Their Aquarium is not even close to Shedd's Aquarium in Chicago. We used our City Pass tickets for Seattle Aquarium

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Laclede, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very cool aquariam - interactive - (yeah, you can touch the sea anemones!) with occasional presentations by informative staff. The huge octopuss was just so awesome. This is mostly indoors, so great to schedule this if it starts raining.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Seattle Aquarium is a must see if you are visiting Seattle. They have all sorts of species of fish as well as sea lion, birds, and otters. They have a dome shaped aquarium where you stand in this room and are literally surrounded by fish and sharks. It is just amazing. The educational information is easy to read and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to see and learn. Spend a few hours and enjoy. All displays very interesting. Kids love all the otters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for families and anyone with an interest in the natural world. They do a lot for conservation and the environment and it's pleasing to support their work. There are numerous talks going on during the day, with staff willing to help and explain. Outside there is an underwater dome and a chance to get up close to the... More 

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Perry, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting for Midwest folks to see and learn more about the many wonders of Ocean life. The under water Diver that speaks and also feeds the Salmon in the Tank, was very interesting. WORTH seeing and good deal on Seattle City Pass!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to see! I loved touching the sea animals and seeing them feed the otters. It was easy to get a up close view of everything!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Use the city pass to enjoy this and many other attractions for one low price. Spent about two hours here. Visit Pikes Market and then visit the aquarium while in the area. Easy walk, good for families and kids. Hand on displays, lots of weird sea creatures, knowledgable staff. Enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to view. No sharks, whales etc. But the sea otters are really cute! Wish they had a little bigger enclosure.

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