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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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“octopus” (434 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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 via mobile

Beautiful creatures of the sea and very intelligent, passionate workers that are pleased to tell you the stories of each animal and educate you on their backgrounds. My husband and I went but this would be a great place to bring the kids too. Lots...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun family activity. Lots of different sea life to explore and learn about. Staff is very nice and knowledgeable. Don't miss the otters - just too cute for words.

Thank silviaponce778
Reviewed 2 days ago

The aquarium is nice, it's just small. The octopus feeding is cool, and the exhibits are okay. Good place to spend an hour on a rainy day.

Thank mudfoot
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice little aquarium. Good way to spend a few hours. Nice assortment of exhibits. This felt more like an educational aquarium than a touristy (Sea World type). Very enjoyable and interesting assortment of exibits.

Thank Lauralux
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the "Must See" places on the waterfront. There are ice cream shops all around, and it's a good place to get out of the sun for a while. Always interesting. A place to rest before you go back out and get...More

Thank ernestd101
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our favorite thing here is the otters, they are playful, cute and funny. The updates to the aquarium since I had been there 10 years ago were fantastic updates to the otter house and inside the aquarium.

Thank MollyB614
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great for all ages! Has two really big octopuses & a lot of different sea creatures to enjoy. Highly recommend if you have a couple hours to kjll & want to entertain the family.

Thank lcmillerlove
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Once youve been in one aquarium you've been in them all. However, the staff here were very informed when any questions about the animals or their habitats arose. I was easily bored, but my friend quite enjoyed it.

Thank Alisiya G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Flashback to when my kids were young. The aquarium was nice and clean. Staff was very available to answer questions and offer interesting information. Great family outing spot. Not overly large so you can see and enjoy in reasonable time. The Sea Otters were my...More

Thank SAMiller17
Reviewed 5 days ago

For starters I adore sea otters, so this was a must see, but there is so much more. Located in a unimposing building on the waterfront the Aquarium is like a fairy land once you enter. The exhibits are spectacular and well maintained and both...More

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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
Probably around an hour and a half, but you could make it last a little longer
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 pretblueye | Reviewed this property |
yes we did, I particular like the sea lions, otters and certain birds are my favorite, like eagles, and owls, and a few others. No matter where I go I try to explore new aquariums or zoos or safari parks.