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Seattle Aquarium

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Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101
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+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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A great variety of fish and mammals

I went to the Aquarium first thing when I drove into Seattle. It was octopus week and a Friday. I thought I would be safe time to go. I was wrong. There were throngs of children... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to the Aquarium first thing when I drove into Seattle. It was octopus week and a Friday. I thought I would be safe time to go. I was wrong. There were throngs of children which in itself is a good thing. However they we're drawn to my service dog in droves and made enjoying the exhibits impossible for... More 

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Shepherd, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful Aquarium that is well maintained. It is very clean & doesn't have any foul smells. There are so many different types of sea creatures living in the Touch Pool, it is really neat. I think my favorite part of the aquarium are the Otters! They are cute & playful. We didn't bring our kids but this... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my kids here and had a great time. I was fairly impressed with the exhibits and various interactive displays. We all enjoyed it.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not a huge aquarium but does have enough in it to last an hour or so,also they have a touching pool that you get to touch all kinds of indigenous sea life.everyone that was working there was very informative and friendly. I think kids would love it.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Such a nice variety of fish and sea life and a wide range of activities. A very Educational place at a reasonable price. I recommend purchasing tickets online to avoid long lines.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love octopus. Didn't know about octopus week until we bought tickets. A lovely exhibit with a male Giant pacific Octopus, he was very active and the kids were having the best time. The aquarium also released a male octopus into Elliott Bay and we watched it on the big screen, so great. Buy your tickets on-line to skip the... More 

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Carstairs, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday afternoon. It was busy but not too overcrowded. Good displays for all ages. Large tank right when you get in where you can sit and watch the fish. Also another area later on that was even better where you could sit and watch. No large mammals here like dolphins or whales, only fish which... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to a few aquariums, and found the Seattle Aquarium to be on the smaller side. They really focus on wildlife found within the Puget Sound, along with the standard aquarium fare (various reefs, jellyfish, etc.), but it's small. My boyfriend and I were able to get through it in about 2 hours. While it is small, there is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The price is $24.95 per adult, which wouldn't be bad if it were larger and there were more things to see and do there. If you want to go to a good aquarium then go to the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver B.C.. we felt it was worth the money and got to see and do way more than at is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great choice for a rainy day, with a wide variety of exhibits and lots of educational information, although a few walls were perhaps overloaded with facts. We spent about 90 minutes moving through the various exhibits and watched young children so excited they could barely contain themselves. It was expensive @ $25 per adult. Seniors need to... More 

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