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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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I enjoyed coming to this aquarium. It's not humongous but it covers the essentials and there is plenty to see. It's a good sunny day activity even through it is inside because... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Craig, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

People were great. Lots of hands on activities for the "little person " wheelchair for his great grandmother. Very well done in terms of interest information and just plane fun.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed coming to this aquarium. It's not humongous but it covers the essentials and there is plenty to see. It's a good sunny day activity even through it is inside because there are outside areas to watch the animals. It's kid friendly and there are great picture opportunities. There's something for everyone. I enjoyed the tank area where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the aquarium when in Seattle. The array of beautiful, vibrant fish they had provided many great photo opportunities. The otters were absolutely adorable to see - I could have spent hours watching them! The gift shop also offered an array of cute souvenirs. I highly enjoyed my visit.

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Thank Melissa W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family enjoyed our aquarium visit very much. Beautiful exhibits and clean. Inviting staff. Loved the octopus!

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Thank 3catnight
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family went there and it was nice for our toddler as she got to see fish but having been to two other aquariums this one is ranked last on our list. You have to go outside a few times and in the summer this would probably be nice but in the winter it was too cold and we had... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been to aquariums several times larger than this my expectations were rather low. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this aquarium was very well run and maintained. They are geared more toward education rather than tourism, so do not expect to see dolphin shows or large exhibits. They do have a good variety of fish however, as well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As one of the smaller aquariums I have visited, the Seattle Aquarium has a limited offering to view, however it is nearly entirely all local from the surrounding areas. The family oriented environment and range of activities and information for children is fantastic, with regular shows on offer depicting the need for ocean conservation. A great a message.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite good but as are most aquaria, it's very busy. It seems well run and organised with mainly helpful staff. You can buy some basic food there and eat it outside which was nice. It's a good half day out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We would certainly recommend going to the aquarium if you're in Seattle (it's always nice to support organizations like this). It's a bit small and definitely less impressive than other aquariums in the country, but they have a nice variety of species and tons of activities for children. It's really a great thing to do if you have small children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our ; teenagers like this best of all in Seattle. Lots of roadworks going on outside, but inside the exhibits are well informed, staff are friendly and animals look pretty well taken care off. Could do with some sharks! But seals and otters are just delightful.

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