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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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Paid just under $100 dollars for 2 adults and 2 children and have to say there isn't really much to this place. It's OK but not a patch on deep sea world in Scotland. Staff were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The main reason I came here was for the otters. I love sea otters and was so happy to see them playing around in the water. The aquarium itself is a decent size; probably expect to spend 1-2 hours there depending on what you are interested in. I forgot to buy the tickets online beforehand so I had to pay... More 

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Nomad, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really knowledgeable staff and lots of amazing creatures. This aquarium brings awareness and appreciation to all of us visiting.

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Thank Amy L
Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a nice little aquarium which we visited on our citypass. I'm glad we didn't have to pay full price- it only took about 25 minutes to see the whole thing.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not very big or much to see. Quite way to spend an hour or two, but don't expect too much. Very few to no bigger animals. The otters were cute but even they were fighting. No whales, walrus or shark varieties only couple of seals. If you have been to some of the bigger aquariums, you will be disappointed.

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Thank JanetL341
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After dragging our kids around Pike Place Market and the original Starbucks, they were due for something fun for them. They loved how interactive the display were. They got to pet some of the starfish and other organisms. There were Interactive crafts and displays. The pools with the sea otters were a nice surprise. Defiantly a favourite with our kids... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to other aquariums, but Seattle's was wonderul. You need to be able to spend time here and not rush through. The exhibits were great, with helpful staff/volunteers to provide information about the creatures in the exhibits. Lucy the octopus was my fav. She put on quite a show for us, changing color and moving back and forth... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This aquarium had a varied display of Pacific tropical fish together with examples of the local fish. The large octopus was fascinating especially at mealtime. I spent nearly 2 hours here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seattle Aquarium is a great pick for a rainy or cold day or for a family visit! It's quite nice to visit

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium itself was very neat to visit, simply because it's on the pier and uses ocean water and open air for most of the exhibits. It was quite small in comparison to other aquariums, but the exhibits were well laid out. However, for the price I probably wont return. If you are planning on spending a few days in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid just under $100 dollars for 2 adults and 2 children and have to say there isn't really much to this place. It's OK but not a patch on deep sea world in Scotland. Staff were really knowlegable and helpful though.

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