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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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Nicely set up and interactive

I think this aquarium is best for those with children...or those young at heart. There are lots of interactive stations for kids and the layout stretches around in several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Elyria, Ohio
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my only disappointment of the trip. It is pretty small and the otters they are famous for can been seen as well as I was hoping.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent about an hour and change here with my kids (7&9). We've been to better aquariums but this was fine. Got admission with the City Pass. On the plus side, all the staff working there were very knowledgable and friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Use your city pass to get in this is a very cool aquarium it is small but still very cool ! We loved the giant tank it makes you feel like your in there with them. We sat there for about a 1/2 hr . and you need to see the sea otters they are fun to watch. And this... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think this aquarium is best for those with children...or those young at heart. There are lots of interactive stations for kids and the layout stretches around in several directions which seems to keep it from ever feeling too crowded...and we were there on a weekday with buses of school aged children everywhere. The views out onto the harbor are... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a place to go if you have kids along as they would really enjoy the sea life, else other travelers can give this a miss.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Seattle aquarium was a fun few hours looking at the exhibits and and being on th waterfront. The giant octopus was truly fascinating and the big crowd pleaser along with a huge wraparound tank of various fish.The Aquarium does have quite a lot for children to do, and there were many there the day we went!

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Rockwall, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to walk and walk to get here during construction and we were disappointed in this aquarium. Thought it needed some TLC and found it dull

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice rainy day activity. In the midst of some construction so I'm giving it some benefit of the doubt (I considered 3 stars). Kind of old, run down, in need of an update but I think they are working on that. Normal stuff, nothing awesome (unless you count the otters).

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice aquarium What you see is what you get in the Sound right next door, right in front of Seattle Very informative to learn that one of the largest octopus is found in those water and that an animal that can weight over 100 pds and a radial span of over 20 ft can crawl through a hole 3... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice, educational aquarium. There are lots of hands on exhibits and little learning centers. You can get through it in a couple of hours. It is located on the pier where there are a lot of other things to do, so spend the day and take in a harbor cruise, the Ferris wheel, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop,... More 

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