Become a member!

Support the Seattle Aquarium and join today or give the gift of membership!


Aquarium membership benefits include:

  • Full year of unlimited access to the Aquarium
  • Two half-price guests per membership with every visit
  • Member window cling
  • Exclusive email invitations to our special events and early openings
  • VIP express entrance into the Aquarium
  • Free subscription to Currents newsletter
  • Special rates and access to public and members-only Aquarium camps and programs
  • $1.00 off Republic Hillclimb Parking Garage per hour parked, maximum of $3.00 per visit. Validation available at Aquarium—not valid before 10am M-F (no elevator available)
  • 10% discount on all gift shop merchandise
  • 10% discount on all café purchases (excluding alcohol beverages)
  • Your membership is fully tax deductible

Select a membership level below:

Individual membership


All membership benefits for one named adult.


Dual membership


All membership benefits for two named adults.


Family membership

Family—Prices start at $149

All membership benefits for up to two named adults and up to five of their children/grandchildren (18 & under).


Family Plus—Prices start at $189

All membership benefits for up to two named adults, up to five of their children/grandchildren (18 & under) plus one free guest admission per visit (accompanied by a named member or child of named member).



Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable and not for use by schools, day cares or other organizational groups.


Give the gift of a membership

You can either give a gift certificate or a gift membership. What's the difference?

Gift certificates are mailed to you or the recipient and memberships become active upon redemption. Perfect for gift giving!

Gift memberships start immediately and temporary digital cards will be emailed to you or the recipient. Permanent cards will be mailed in one to two weeks. Perfect for renewing existing members.

These options are available after selecting a level above or clicking on the picture below. Thank you for your support!

Seattle Aquarium Gift Certificate

Purchase a Seattle Aquarium membership gift certificate and, as a special holiday bonus, the recipients will receive a magnetic picture frame!

Friends of the Aquarium

Contributor $300
Family membership benefits, plus: two one-time use Aquarium passes, one guest per visit, recognition in our annual report and more.

Contributor Plus $500
Contributor benefits, plus: personalized tour, complimentary admission for four to Lightning Talks.

Puget Sound Steward $1,000
Contributor Plus benefits, plus: meet a diver opportunity, two additional one-time use Aquarium passes (four total).

Puget Sound Steward Plus $2,500
Puget Sound Steward benefits, plus: invitation to a beach naturalist outing, two additional one-time use Aquarium passes (six total).

Ocean Advocate $5,000
Puget Sound Steward Plus benefits, plus: meal prep experience, invitation to cocktails with the curators, and two additional one-time use Aquarium passes (eight total).

Ocean Advocate Plus $10,000
Ocean Advocate benefits, plus: lunch with member of Seattle Aquarium leadership, two Splash! gala tickets, two additional one-time use Aquarium passes (ten total).

Marine Champion $25,000
Ocean Advocate Plus benefits, plus: seal of approval two hour behind-the-scenes experience; Gift Family membership to give to another family, or donate to a nonprofit or school auction.

Marine Champion Plus $50,000
Marine Champion benefits, plus: two-hour behind-the-scenes harbor seal experience

Conservation Ambassador $100,000
Marine Champion Plus benefits, plus: two-hour Aquarium vet experience

Premier giving clubs

Oyster Catcher -  $300
Special benefit: behind-the-scenes tours, invitation to Finding Vino (our wine tasting event) and recognition in our annual report.

Octopus Circle - $500
Special benefit: everything listed above plus an invitation to our annual Chairman's Dinner.

Otter Club - $1,000
Special benefit: everything listed above plus an invitation to our exclusive donor club Halloween Party and donor wall recognition.

Orca Clan - $2,500
Special benefit: everything listed above plus two free tickets to our annual Chairman's Dinner.

Sound Citizen - $5,000
Special Benefit: two tickets to our annual Splash! gala and Chairman's Dinner.

Ocean Advocate - $10,000
Special Benefit: everything listed above plus a lunch with the Seattle Aquarium's President & CEO.

Memberships help the Aquarium

  • Build great new exhibits like "Life on the Edge" and "Life of a Drifter"

  • Care for over 400 species of fish and marine mammals

  • Train volunteers to man local beaches during low tide

  • Rescue animals that are injured or in need of assistance

  • Perform valuable research on animals like the amazing Sixgill shark

  • Deliver marine science education to over 40,000 school children annually

...and so much more!