Holiday hours:
Thanksgiving Day, November 27 the Aquarium will be open from 9:30am-3pm.
(The Aquarium Café will be closed. The Aquarium Store will be open.)

Accessibility

Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environmentfor all

Wheelchair accessibility

Seattle Aquarium exhibits and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. If you need a wheelchair you can check one out, free of charge, from the Guest Services desk (available on a first come, first serve basis). A credit card is required for check-out and will be charged $600 if the wheelchair is not returned.

Service animals

Service dogs are welcome in all Seattle Aquarium public exhibit spaces.

Disability discounts

Persons with disabilities receive a $2.00 discount off the regular price of admission at the Seattle Aquarium. Aides required and accompanied by persons with disabilities enter free of charge.

FLASH Cards and GOLD Cards

FLASH Card holders may enter the Seattle Aquarium free of charge with one aide. Gold Card holders may also enter the aquarium free of charge. For more information about the City of Seattle’s Flash and Gold Card program click here. The Seattle Aquarium is open 9:30am–5pm daily; exhibits close at 6pm.

Parking

The closest handicapped parking spaces to the Seattle Aquarium entrance are located at the DPS private parking lot across the street from the Aquarium. The Pike Place Market Public Parking Garage also has handicapped parking and elevator access to the Pike Place Market. Both locations charge $3.00 per hour (rates change seasonally).


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There is no public handicapped parking near the Seattle Aquarium although some spaces are wheelchair-friendly and with a valid handicapped permit (or license plate emblem) you can park free of charge in any public parking space. More information on public handicapped parking is available at the SDOT web page.

Passenger drop-off/pick-up

A passenger drop-off/pick-up zone is available in front of the main entrance to the Seattle Aquarium.

Speak another language?

If you speak another language and your group consists of 10 or more people, we may be able to provide an interpreter for your visit to the Seattle Aquarium. Please call Giovannina Souers at (206) 386-4349 or e-mail at g.souers@seattleaquarium.org with a minimum of two weeks’ notice to request an interpreter. Requests will be filled on an as-available basis.

ASL interpreters and sighted tour guides for deaf, blind and visually impaired groups

With a minimum of two weeks’ notice the Seattle Aquarium will arrange for an ASL sign language interpreter or a sighted tour guide at no additional charge for our deaf, blind or visually impaired visitors.

Please contact Giovannina Souers (206) 386-4349 or g.souers@seattleaquarium.org to make arrangements.

Community tickets

The Seattle Aquarium partners with the City of Seattle and over 100 human service organizations in Washington State to broaden access to the Aquarium by offering eligible recipients over 30,000 complimentary tickets each year. To learn more about our Community Ticket program, please see our Community Ticket program page.

Classes

When registering for a class, please use the registration form to let us know how we can best assist your group and/or request any special accommodations needed. We try to accommodate all groups with advance notice. If you would like more information please contact our registrar at (206) 386-4353. Any information you can share will help us prepare so that your students have the best experience possible.

Questions

If you need special accommodations or have any questions please contact Giovannina Souers at (206) 386-4349 or g.souers@seattleaquarium.org.