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.)

Aquarium Events

Nighttime Low Tide Beach Walks

Nighttime Low Tide Beach Walks

Where: Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

When: Saturday, November 22, 9:30-11pm (-1.9 @ 10:41pm)
Friday, December 5, 9-10:30pm (-2 @ 10:02pm)
Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30pm (-1.3 @ 9:47pm)

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.
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Diving Santa

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: Saturdays and Sundays, November 29 through December 21
12pm and 3pm

Come to the Aquarium and get in the mood for the winter holidays! Meet Diving Santa, take a photo, and treat yourself to a festive seasonal beverage at our café’s coffee bar. With special holiday concerts featuring local Puget Sound groups on select weekends. Be sure to bring your camera! MORE>

Diving Santa at the Seattle Aquarium 2014
Winter Fishtival at the Seattle Aquarium

Winter Fishtival

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: December 26 through January 4

Join us for hands-on activities, special talks, and opportunities to learn more about the care and feeding of the Aquarium’s fish, birds, tide pool animals and marine mammals. Each day we’ll highlight a different sea animal and activity. Included with Aquarium admission, no reservation necessary. MORE >

15th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Census

Where: Various dive locations

When: January 17-19, 2015

Calling all divers! Here's an excuse to go diving during the holiday weekend and collect data on a Puget Sound icon. Help us learn more about Puget Sound's giant Pacific octopus population and environment. MORE >

Hawaii Weekend at the Seattle Aquarium

Hawaii in Your Own Backyard

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: January 17-19 & 24-25

Take a break from winter, dress up in Aloha wear, and join us at the Aquarium to explore a little of the tropics. Discover some of the unique sea life that originates only in the Hawaiian Islands. Featuring Hawaiian entertainment, hands-on activities and special diver shows. MORE >

Seattle Aquarium Sea Otter Conservation Workshop IX

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: Workshop schedule varies, March 27-29, 2015

Join the Seattle Aquarium for the largest meeting of sea otter biologists in the world at our Sea Otter Conservation Workshop. The event will feature over 50 talks, including discussions on wild sea otter biology, ecology, husbandry and conservation presented by biologists at the federal, state and nonprofit level; and updates on sea otters and facility husbandry and research from every U.S. institution that keeps sea otters. This international conference, the ninth since the Seattle Aquarium began hosting them biennially in 1999, will be attended by delegates from the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and Japan. MORE >

Sea Otter Conservation Workshop