Winter Fishtival

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 2 and each day has a different animal theme.

Featured animals below:

December 26—Wolf eels
December 27—Rockfish
December 28—Otters
December 29—Salmon
December 30—Puffins
December 31—Plankton
January 1—Tide pool animals
January 2—Cnidarians

Winter Fishtival at the Seattle Aquarium

Complete list and schedules for featured animals of the day.

Winter Fishtival - Wolf eel

Monday, December 26: Wolf eels

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

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

3:30pm

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

 

Winter Fishtival - Rockfish

Tuesday, December 27: Rockfish

Time

Activity

Location

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

1:30pm

Diver Show

Underwater Dome

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

2pm

Salmon vs. Rockfish Dissection

Puget Sound Hall

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Otters

Wednesday, December 28: Otters

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

Sea Otter Feeding

Sea Otter Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Noon

River Otter Enrichment

River Otter Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

1:30pm

Diver show

Underwater Dome

2pm

Sea Otter Feeding

Sea Otter Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

3pm

Sea Otter Ice Toy Demonstration

Sea Otter Exhibit

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Salmon

Thursday, December 29: Salmon

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10am

Salmon Feeding

Salmon Rearing Area

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

Diver Show

Underwater Dome

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

2pm

Salmon Dissection

Puget Sound Hall

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Puffins

Friday, December 30: Puffins

Time

Activity

Location

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 Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Plankton

Saturday, December 31: Plankton

Time

Activity

Location

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

12:30pm

Visualizing Ocean Change

Family Acitivty Center

1:30pm

Plankton Tow

Puget Sound Hall

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

3:30pm

Plankton Tow

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Tide Pool Animals

Sunday, January 1: Tide pool animals

Time

Activity

Location

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

1pm

Octonauts: To Your Stations

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 - Cnidarians

Monday, January 2: 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

Visualizing Ocean Change

Puget Sound Hall

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