Over the next several months the City of Seattle will be working on various construction projects along Alaskan Way. These construction projects may impact school bus parking; they will not affect access to or your time in the Aquarium. If you have questions please visit our Getting Here page to learn more, or call (206) 693-6196. You can find an interactive Seattle parking map from SDOT here.
Please read through the following information before you start the registration process, then fill out a registration form below. Our registration team will contact you to confirm your program and registration time.
If you need assistance, contact the Aquarium registration team Monday–Friday, from 7:30am to 3:30pm at (206) 693-6169 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chaperones are an important part of every successful Aquarium visit. The Aquarium requires one adult for every five students (1:5) for preschool through 8th grade and one chaperone per 10 students (1:10) for grades 9–12. Chaperones must remain with students throughout the visit. Due to space and safety concerns, a maximum of 10 chaperones are permitted into the classroom programs. Groups without sufficient adult supervision may not be admitted.
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If you are planning on eating lunch at the Aquarium, please note that we do not have a dedicated indoor lunch space for groups. There are limited spaces around the exhibits where students may eat lunch indoors on the floor. There is dedicated outdoor lunch space, so if the weather is good, please plan to eat lunch outside. Inquire about lunch areas when you check in.
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After you have received your field trip confirmation email, you may request a one-time teacher planning pass from our registration team. We encourage you to visit the Aquarium before your field trip to help with your planning process. The planning pass will be available to pick up at the admission gate with your school ID.
Entry times are staggered to prevent crowding during highest attendance hours from February through September. Large groups will be staggered as well. Please keep to your scheduled entry time to help alleviate overcrowding for everyone.
Aquarium memberships are not to be used with school field trips. For more information, please review our FAQ section.