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Seattle Aquarium

#35 of 448 things to do in Seattle Features Animals
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101-2015
+1 206-386-4300
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea otters” (311 reviews)
“octopus” (390 reviews)
“city pass” (356 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101-2015
+1 206-386-4300
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit to the Seattle Aquarium. I really didn't enjoy it very much. We were a group of three: my 21 year old son, my 15 year old daughter and me. I think the Aquarium is geared toward younger kids. And going...More

Thank DeeAreAre
Reviewed yesterday

Loved watching the otters and sea lions. The aquarium is on the pier and you can go out and view the water. We actually saw a sea lion swimming around in the ocean outside of the aquarium and that was really amazing.

Thank Chauthy P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I will say the location of the aquarium is great if you are visiting the waterfront. There is so much road work and construction in this area that parking is even harder to find. All parking is pay parking. I like this aquarium, however I...More

Thank teacher34
Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought this would be a dud, but went because it was a part of our Seattle Pass. It was actually a nice little aquarium. The starfish exhibit was awesome - you get to touch them! We loved the octopus! The otters and sea lions...More

Thank Eiffel4
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the Aquarium and the enfaces they have on the unique beauty of Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest. As far as aquariums go, it is a decent size with many diverse exhibits. The price for entrance painfully keeps going up, but still it...More

Thank Sabra W
Reviewed 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I went here in the middle of July. This is close to a lot of things (Seattle Waterfront. Seattle Great Wheel, Cruise, foodie, etc). This place opens from 0900 to 1800, I would suggest going in the morning or when its about...More

Thank jonelsabino
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth the money spent with the kiddos. They loved all the animals, fish, Taco the Octopus, the jellyfish, all the fish in the harbor. Wonderfully done.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located on the waterfront it has a nice selection of the local fish and animal species. I felt the sea lion exhibit could have been larger, but you could see them from above and below. It has a lot of educational displays for children and...More

Thank U3802EOgailp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good place to spend a couple hours. We went since we had the city pass. They have a few nice displays.

Thank SPKinVA
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small but cute aquarium! Thy have a very good exposition of different species, plus a good/ educational show about octopus. Every week has a theme so is good for kids. Highly recommended for families!

Thank Denisse L
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17 June 2016|
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Response from coltnole | Reviewed this property |
No we didn't see either of the ones you mentioned but we have been to several aquariums in the states and this one was our least liked . We still enjoyed it but we were expecting so much more especially in a big City like... More
17 June 2016|
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Response from Terry W | Reviewed this property |
Yes we did. That area was the best part of the visit especially watching the otters. We saw everything that the aquarium had to offer including the gift shop. Purchased a green squid hat while there.