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Seattle Aquarium

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Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: +1 206-386-4300
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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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The Aquarium isn't too large but it has a nice variety of aquatic displays. It is a great place for kids and even offers specific activities geared to children on certain days, so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lori C
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Carseland, Alberta, Canada
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I must say the otters are incredible. Their energy inside the pools and their cuteness are overwhelming. Just seeing two otters holding hands will make you smile. Also the other animals and fish are beautiful. You can see puffins, seals and jellyfish (which go under some colored lights, giving you quite a show).

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New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have a large touch pool and interactive staff, which would make it very fun for kids. if you dont go with kids, forget about it

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Fate, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderfully put together aquarium. Lots of tanks to admire the many different fish. Many activities that get kids involved and the items are at their eye level. The otters were our favorite.

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Carseland, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Aquarium isn't too large but it has a nice variety of aquatic displays. It is a great place for kids and even offers specific activities geared to children on certain days, so you might want to inquire about these if you don't like noise or busy crowds.

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Loomis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised by how many exhibits there were in the aquarium. Everyone both staff and volunteers were very helpful. The aquarium is laid out so that you can walk around and see different exhibits and go start to finish without missing anything. Loved the sea and river otters and the tanks full of different types of fish. It... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My five year old grandson and I love to visit the aquarium. The docents are very helpful. The exhibits interesting.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited it 11 years ago, since then the exhibits have been altered to make them more child suitable, touch pools, etc. Not as much of an adult entertainment event now. Less science, more flash.

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Rosetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see from anenome to sea otters. My husband and I enjoyed the touch and feel tanks that allowed us to feel starfish, and other invertebrates. I think it is a place enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

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Brookfield, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

always a joy to visit. staff very good for our 8 year old with outstanding knowledge and communications skills.

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Nashville, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll start by saying, I'm not a big fan of aquariums in general, but my 13 year old son wanted to visit and it was part of the City Pass, so we thought it was worth a try. We were there maybe a hour and I found it one of the most boring museums I'd ever been in. I did... More 

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