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Seattle Aquarium

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Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101-2015
Phone Number:
+1 206-386-4300
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Today
09:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

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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Nice aquarium

This aquarium isn't huge but the exhibits are well done. There's a lot of information about local marine life such as salmon, birds and otters, and floor to ceiling glass walls... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jodie H
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Honolulu, United States
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Honolulu, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium isn't huge but the exhibits are well done. There's a lot of information about local marine life such as salmon, birds and otters, and floor to ceiling glass walls where one can sit and watch large fish and divers.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Severely overpriced which is why it recommended you come here using your city pass guide! It's a nice aquarium which main highlights have to be the sea otters and seals. Great educational aspects on the exhibits but that's about it! A nice way to spend 45 minutes if you're an adult couple. With kids, it could easily stretch to and... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exhibits themselves are wonderful. It's just there are so few of them and it's super expensive for admission. Literally and hour to see everything and that's only if you read everything

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for the young ones, but also very good for us older ones. The day we visited, the explanations given by the informed docents on the varying exhibits made the attractions more interesting.

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Jatai, GO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Animals, specially fish. I love going to museums and aquariums but I was a bit disappointed I thought I would see many more Sea Animals.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is always a good option to visit if you have extra time and if you want kids to have fun looking at the different fish and animals in the aquarium. I give it an average rating as it is not the most beautiful or impressive aquarium that I've been to. It is ok. Nothing compared to the Chicago aquarium... More 

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Thank Juan O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not just fish swimming to look at and enjoy but a very tactile experience with sea anemones to touch. Very cool! Smaller scale than shed but very stimulating!

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not your big city Aquarium. It's exhibits are very detailed with beautiful and surprising things to see and learn. Not too crowded when we went so we could see everything easily without distraction. Lots of staff to assist and answer questions. Very well maintained. Surprisingly interesting.

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great interactive activities for kids. Up close views of fish, Loved the otters and seals. Lots of info about each animal.

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Thank Sharon V
Sawtell, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited aquariums in many cities and in many countries and this aquarium has some of the best small displays we have encountered. The standouts are the tropical displays which are magnificent. While the main tank can't compare to Singapore or Sydney, it was great to see the local species in mass. A very worthwhile experience

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