Winter Fishtival

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As the holiday season nears, so does one of our largest annual special events—Winter Fishtival!

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.

This event runs from December 26—January 1 and each day has a different animal theme.

Featured animals below:

December 26—Puffin
December 27—Cnidarians
December 28—Seals
December 29—Rockfish
December 30—Shellfish
December 31—Undersea Gardens
January 1—Salmon

Winter Fishtival at the Seattle Aquarium

Complete list and schedules for featured animals of the day.

Winter Fishtival - Puffins

Tuesday, December 26: Puffins

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10am

Meet Our Birds

Birds & Shores

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Birds

Birds & Shores

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

1:30pm

Underwater Dome Feeding

Underwater Dome

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

2:30pm

Meet Our Birds

Birds & Shores

3:30pm

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

5pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

 

Winter Fishtival - Cnidarians

Wednesday, December 27: Cnidarians

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11am

Story Time

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

1pm

Solutions for Ocean Change

Family Activity Center

1:30pm

Underwater Dome Feeding

Underwater Dome

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

2:30pm

Diver Show

Pacific Coral Reef

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

5pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Seals

Thursday, December 28: Seals

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11am

Seal Science Live

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Harbor Seals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

1pm

Meet Our Fur Seals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

1:30pm

Underwater Dome Feeding

Underwater Dome

2pm

Meet Our Harbor Seals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

5pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Rockfish

Friday, December 29: Rockfish

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11am

Story Time

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

1:30pm

Underwater Dome Feeding

Underwater Dome

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

2pm

Rockfish vs. Salmon Dissection

Puget Sound Hall

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

5pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Shellfish

Saturday, December 30: Shellfish

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11am

Story Time

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

12:30pm

Solutions for Ocean Change

Family Activity Center

1pm

Story Time

Family Activity Center

1:30pm

Underwater Dome Feeding

Underwater Dome

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

3:30pm

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

4pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Undersea Garden

Sunday, December 31: Undersea Garden

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11am

Octonauts: To Your Stations

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

1pm

Octonauts: To Your Stations

Puget Sound Hall

1:30pm

Underwater Dome Feeding

Underwater Dome

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

5pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Salmon

Monday, January 1: Salmon

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11am

Story Time

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

1:30pm

Underwater Dome Feeding

Underwater Dome

2pm

Salmon Dissection

Puget Sound Hall

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

5pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit