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.)

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 4 and each day has a different animal theme.

Featured animals below:

December 26 - Octopus and Friends
December 27 - Puffins
December 28 - Plankton 
December 29 - Rockfish 
December 30 - Marine Mammals
December 31 - Coral Reef Animals
January 1 - Sculpins
January 2 - Tide Pool Animals
January 3 - Wolf Eels
January 4 - Undersea Garden Critters

Complete list and schedules for featured animals of the day.

Winter Fishtival - Octopus and Friends

Friday, December 26: Octopus and Friends

  • 10:30am: Octopus Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:00am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • Noon: Meet the Octopus, Octopus Exhibit
  • 3:30pm: Octopus Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 4:00pm: Octopus Presentation, Octopus Exhibit

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Puffins

Saturday, December 27: Puffins

  • 10:00am: Alcid Enrichment, Birds & Shores Exhibit
  • 10:30am: Bird Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:00am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • Noon: Alcid Feeding and Talk, Birds & Shores Exhibit
  • 1:00pm: Alcid Enrichment, Birds & Shores Exhibit
  • 2:00pm: Alcid Feeding and Talk, Birds & Shores Exhibit
  • 3:30pm: Bird Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Plankton

Sunday, December 28: Plankton

  • 10:15am: Ocean Acidification Presentation "Visualizing Change", Closer Look Table
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1:00pm: Ocean Acidification Presentation "Visualizing Change", Closer Look Table
  • 3:00pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Rockfish

Monday, December 29: Rockfish

  • 11:00am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:00am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1:00pm: Rockfish vs. Salmon Dissection, Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 3:00pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Marine Mammals

Tuesday, December 30: Marine Mammals

  • 10:00am: Ice Toy Demonstration, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 10:30am: Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:30am: Sea Otter Dive, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 2pm: Sea Otter Dive, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 3pm: Ice Toy Demonstration, Marine Mammal Exhibit
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 3:30pm: Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Coral Reef Animals

Wednesday, December 31: Coral Reef Animals

  • 10:15am: Ocean Acidification Presentation "Visualizing Change", Closer Look Table
  • 10:30am: Ocean Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11am: Coral Reef Diver Show, Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • Ocean Acidification Presentation "Visualizing Change", Closer Look Table
  • 2:30pm: Coral Reef Diver Show, Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 3:30pm: Ocean Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall

 

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Tide Pool Animals

Thursday, January 1: Sculpins

  • 11am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1pm: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Tide Pool Animals

Friday, January 2: Tide Pool Animals

  • 10:15am: Ocean Acidification Presentation "Visualizing Change", Puget Sound Hall
  • 10:30am: Ocean Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1pm: Ocean Acidification Presentation "Visualizing Change", Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 3:30pm: Ocean Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Wolf Eels

Saturday, January 3: Wolf Eels

  • 11am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1pm: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Fishtival - Under the Sea Garden Critters

Sunday, January 4: Undersea Garden Critters

  • 10:30am: Ocean Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11am: Story Time, Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:30am: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 12:15pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 1:30pm: Diver Show, Underwater Dome
  • 3pm: Diver Show, Window on Washington Waters
  • 3:30pm: Parachute Game, Puget Sound Hall