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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea otters” (353 reviews)
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“marine life” (101 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101-2015
Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am traveling with my 6 month old twins and my fiancé and we stopped here. It was very fun for the whole family. My kids loved to watch the fishes and I enjoyed the atmosphere and also being able to pet a star fish....More

Thank Becka M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really liked the ethos behind this aquarium, i.e. that its focus is conservation rather than entertainment. Instiutions that only have cooped up animals for entertainment are not my thing at all, so I was OK with seeing the one eyed fur seal in a...More

Thank M99HMB
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My nephew and I visited the Aquarium while in SeIattle to catch a cruise. Their displays of the animals was great, you got to see most creatures up close and personal. They also had lectures that was fun for me as well as my 12...More

Thank moonsie43
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of the stops on our one day in Seattle. We bought the city pass, which is a good idea if you are visiting a least three of the places. The aquarium is small but that is not all that bad. Seeing Vincent...More

Thank CheriD_11
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was part of the city pass which is why we decided to go. I’ve been to many aquariums in many cities and this one wasn’t that good. It wasn’t terrible but unless your buying as part of a package deal-I would skip it.

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit with some beautiful aquariums. Especially enjoyed the jellyfish and salmon. Learned quite a bit. Wouldn’t rank it as one of the best aquariums I’ve visited, but it was very enjoyable.

Thank Joanne N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came to the Seattle Aquarium as it was one of our options for the City Pass. We probably were there for about two hours which is more than enough to see what they have to offer. They do have some minor entertainment and some...More

Thank Mags389899
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Seattle Aquarium is not super impressive but has many examples of the sea life common to the northwestern coast. The sea lions were especially fun to watch and the arch filled with jellyfish was beautiful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wonderful down to earth educational aquarium is a must see. They do an amazing job here of experience and education. There is always someone available to answer questions and enlighten. Just stellar. On this visit I was also impressed with the cafe which was...More

Thank ohsoswedie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to Seattle with our 6 year old daughter. We purchased a City Pass and the Aquarium was one of the options. I am very happy that we did not pay the full rate for each of us to get in because it was...More

Thank Kimberlu43
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laly55
29 April 2017|
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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
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alocalSummervilleSC
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
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alocalSummervilleSC
16 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.
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