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Seattle Aquarium

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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 good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea otters” (326 reviews)
“octopus” (426 reviews)
“city pass” (387 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 2 days ago

The Aquarium was amazing! When you get to the entrance there is a huge wall with fish and when we were there two men were inside the tank, cleaning the rocks/coral and feeding fish. There was a young lady on the outside explaining what was...More

Thank irishsue70
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was really excited to visit the aquarium to see the Sea Otters and the Seals. As the aquarium is located on the sea front I made the assumption that the habitats would be integrated into the sea and large enough with a homely feel...More

Thank millder
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went not expecting too much but it ended up being a good time. The aquarium houses lots of local fish so it is fun to see what kind of ocean life is right under your feet. We got there just in time for the...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So, if you are five and this is your first trip to an aquarium you will be thrilled with all there is to see and do, anyone else is most likely going to be disappointed. Much smaller than I anticipated with fewer animals too. The...More

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Watching the Sea Otters being fed and paying close attention to the Octopus(i) made the visit a lot of fun. While this may not be the largest of all the aquariums around the country, it was one of the most interesting.

Thank HarlanJF
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at the Seattle Aquarium. The sea lions and otters were great. We found the exhibits very informative. Would recommend this while visiting Seattle.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just finished a visit to the aquarium, sorry to say i was somewhat disappointed. Some of the attractions seem very small, especially the seals & otters, i would have expected the animals to more space & enrichment. Ive been to better, both cape town &...More

Thank susan2909
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small but yet worth the visit. Whole aquarium can be seen in a hour. Although you can spend lots of time in the dome watching the fish. Lots of interactive areas for the kids.

Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great way to see some of the marine life up close. Go see the feeding of the fish at 1:30 each day. They have divers in the water that can talk to the crowd while they are feeding the fish. A fun afternoon.

Thank Guy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this aquarium on a recent visit to Seattle. In comparison to others that I have seen, this one is below par as far as the exhibits are concerned. The animals did not look happy and the enclosures did not look anywhere near natural....More

Thank John747_12
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29 April 2017|
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Response from Nicolas S |
About 1.5-2 hours I would say :)
16 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
16 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.