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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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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
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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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Love the active outdoor animals

Such active animals outside! The otters and seals are playful. They will follow your hand and you can play with them. The otters are so cute to watch eating and doing flips. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Learned about the aquarium from the ferry rides and the Seattle city pass. The otters and great pacific octopus are really cool. The huge tank when you walk in is great! Would love to go back and visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such active animals outside! The otters and seals are playful. They will follow your hand and you can play with them. The otters are so cute to watch eating and doing flips. The octopus gets fed at 4pm which is also fun to watch. There's a touch pool as well that kids seem to love. It's very cold out there... More 

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Trego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very impressed with the knowledge of the staff. A lot of the displays are interactive (touching starfish and plant life) This may be a small aquarium, but the volunteers do a great job interacting with the visitors.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a sunny day at the aquarium. My daughter had fun touching the starfish in the tide pools. The octopus was cool. We walked through the fish and it was nice. I liked the education on the side about the orcas. Saw a couple sea lions. Maybe the aquarium would be better suited for for children a little older... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you've ever been to another aquarium, you'll be disappointed by this tiny aquarium on the wharf. What they have is great, but there isn't much to it and the species aren't unique. Only do this if it's a rainy day and there's nothing left to do.

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been in several great city aquariums across the world, I would rate this as one of the best. The layout shows great imagination with a water flow from the entrance area to the building's end, simulating ocean wave action.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Seattle Aquarium is perfect for young and old kids alike. We took our neighbors 6 and 8 year olds and the didn't want to leave. Feeding time for the sea otters was the most joyous sight. The otters were so friendly and considerate of each other. The giant squids were not in a playful mood but elegantly stretched and... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

nice little aquarium, but nothing too special. I expected more and if in a bind for time, go do something else. We used our City Passes.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say the otters are incredible. Their energy inside the pools and their cuteness are overwhelming. Just seeing two otters holding hands will make you smile. Also the other animals and fish are beautiful. You can see puffins, seals and jellyfish (which go under some colored lights, giving you quite a show).

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New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a large touch pool and interactive staff, which would make it very fun for kids. if you dont go with kids, forget about it

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