Winter Fishtival

Winter Fishtival at the Seattle Aquarium

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 through January 3 and each day has a different animal theme.

Featured animals below:

December 26 - Plankton
December 27 - Jellies 
December 28 - Rockfish 
December 29 - Puffins 
December 30 - Corals
December 31 - Otters
January 1 - Sculpins
January 2 - Octopus and Friends
January 3 - Wolf Eels

Complete list and schedules for featured animals of the day.

Winter Fishtival - Plankton

Saturday, December 26: Plankton

  • 10am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 10:30am: Plankton Tow, 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: Plankton Tow, Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Visualizing Ocean Change, Puget Sound Hall
  • 2pm: Meet Our Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 4pm: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Jellies

Sunday, December 27: Jellies

  • 10am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 10:30am: Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Windown 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: Jellies Talk, Closer Look Table
  • 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

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Rockfish

Monday, December 28: Rockfish

  • 10am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 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: Salmon vs. Rockfish Dissection, Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 2pm: Meet Our Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 4pm: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Puffins

Tuesday, December 29: Puffins

  • 10am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 10:30am: Alcid Feeding, Birds & Shores
  • 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: Alcid Feeding, Birds & Shores
  • 2pm: Meet Our Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 2:30pm: Alcid Feeding, Birds & Shores
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 3:30pm: Parachute Fame, Puget Sound Hall
  • 4pm: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Corals

Wednesday, December 30: Corals

  • 10am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 10:30am: Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11am: Coral Reef Diver Show, Pacific Coral Reef
  • 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: Visualizing Ocean Change, Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 2pm: Meet Our Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 2:30pm: Coral Reef Diver Show, Pacific Coral Reef
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 3:30pm Parachute Game: Puget Sound Hall
  • 4pm: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Otters

Thursday, December 31: Otters

  • 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: Foraging Feeding, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • Noon: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 2pm: Sea Otter Feeding, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 3pm: Otter Ice Toy Demonstration, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 3:30pm: Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 4pm: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit

 

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Sculpins

Friday, January 1: Sculpins

  • 10am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 11am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 11:30am: Meet Our Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 11:30am: Sculpin Feeding, Life on the Edge
  • Noon: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1pm: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 2pm: Meet Our Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 2pm: Sculpin Feeding, Life on the Edge
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 4pm: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Octopus and Friends

Saturday, January 2: Octopus and Friends

  • 10am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 10:30am: 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
  • 1:30pm: Octonauts: To Your Stations, Puget Sound Hall
  • 2pm: Meet Our Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 4pm: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Wolf Eels

Sunday, January 3: Wolf Eels

  • 10am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 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: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 2pm: Meet Our Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 4pm: Meet Our Octopus, Octopus Exhibit