Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

3.7
#1 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Washington State
Located on Pier 59 with a view of the city, Seattle Aquarium hosts more than 800,000 visitors every year. The aquarium's goals of conservation and preservation mean many visitors take part in the site's educational programs. Some exhibits are interactive, such as the Life of a Drifter display that surrounds visitors with an aquarium full of jellyfish, starfish, and rockfish. You can plan Seattle trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • We really enjoyed the entire experience we had at the Seattle aquarium. Each exhibit had its own interesting sections. We really enjoyed the hands on section, where we got to touch a bunch of star fis...  more »
  • A surprising good aquarium for what they have. Built on an old wharf, there's not a lot of square-footage space, but they've maximized what space they have. You begin in the entry lobby with a breatht...  more »
  • Like all Aquarium, has several species fish, of all size, color ... but tb has aquarios opened where we play in some species of "plants and animals of the seabed. Very interesting this part! Also there are various sizes and Octopus external tank with larger fish.
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  • This is easily one of the top aquariums I have been to. It's very interactive and educational. They have a lot of different wildlife and you could really spend hours there with how much there is to see. The set up is nice and the employees are great as well. You can tell that they love their job. A great environment for kids. This is a place the whole family can enjoy!
  • Our daughter LOVES it here. She loves the touch tanks and the giant wall when you first walk in. Foster parents get in for free and we think that is amazing! Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It is on the small side for an aquarium, but there is still a bit of stuff to see. I would recommend bringing snacks, we felt like the cafe was really expansive for what you got.
  • Great place for the kids, interactive touch pools, plenty of fish, and an underwater dome that my love to go in and look at all the fish swimming above them. It's not the largest aquarium I've ever been to, but it's just long enough that it's perfectly timed to my kids attention span. They do activities for kids year round and special things for the holidays like pumpkin carving in October and holiday stuff in Dec. It's on the pier so after you are done there is plenty to do. If you plan on going more than once a year, I recommend a membership as it will pay for itself after 2 visits. The best parking is right across the street in the parking garage and if you are a member of the aquarium, you get a discount to park there.
  • There was some confusion with our City Pass, and the registration staff were very helpful in working it out with us. Other reviewers have stated it is not a large aquarium, yet I found the size just right to spend a few hours and learning a lot. The exhibits are all very thoughtful and give a good amount of detail about each creature. One of the central exhibits was made to look like pools of water in rocks. It was fun to walk around them, sit on them, and stick my hands into the pools (as instructed!) to feel the different animals and plants. After a while I saw a young woman in a wheelchair who had very little mobility, and felt sad that she wouldn't be able to get close enough to the exhibit to experience it. Within a few seconds a staff member walked over to her carrying a bowl of water with a few animals inside and engaged her, helping her feel the animals, etc. I was extremely touched at the thoughtfulness and caring of this. Staff also worked at several of the exhibits giving explanations and answering questions. We greatly enjoyed our visit.
  • Was hesitant about going here just to see fish in tanks. It was actually the best aquarium that I've been to! Super fun interactive pools where you get to touch and play with starfish, sea cucumbers, and more! The staff was great and very informative about everything!

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