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“Tiny aquarium only appropriate for small children”
Review of Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium
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$34.00*
and up
Downtown Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Ranked #37 of 460 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 1, 2014

I hate to be negative about any aquarium because they can be important for education and species preservation. This aquarium does not live up to any of the others I have been to such as Monterrey, New England, or Alaska. Small and with no distinctive elements. Would be good for families with small children.

Thank Trisha M
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is a great aquarium!!! The hands on area is really cool - a chance to TOUCH sea life safely (for them and for you!). The employees are very knowledgeable and happy to explain anything and everything to guests. The set up of the space is very nice - you feel both educated and surrounded by ART at the same time. Photographs are amazingly beautiful. Jellyfish exhibit is so mesmerizing - I could have stood and looked at the one alone for an hour. Everything feels clean and crisp. Make sure to go outside the main building to look in the other area with seals, sea otters, etc. We saw them deliver a brand new seal from another aquarium - sweet, sweet, sweet.

I hope I get to go again next time I am in Seattle and spend more time exploring this place.

Thank PriusGirlVA
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the attraction as part of the Seattle City Pass. We went thru all parts of it and enjoyed the IMAX presentation too. The hands on experience was a plus too....kids would enjoy!!

Thank David-Lori-89
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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the stops on the city pass. It isn't the biggest aquarium but it is stocked full of beautiful fish and large tanks. One room that stands out is a fine shaped room that's pretty much all glass. Provides for a great photo. We love seeing aquariums and the exotic fish so we enjoyed it. Probably wouldn't have done it if not for the CityPass but that's what we live about it.

Thank TheLoftins
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We took our nephew there this past weekend and we all enjoyed it.

They seem to have a lot of events to engage children and adults in particular. My nephew was fascinated by the octopus feeding.

While some might call it on the smaller side, we considered it very manageable with a great mix of indoor and somewhat outdoor exhibits.

Keep up the good work, we'll look forward to coming back.

Thank Scott J
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