Find out about all of the exclusive members-only events and programs

We advertise members-only offerings on our website and through member emails. If you're an Aquarium member and would like to start receiving this information (and more!), just click on the "Login" button at the upper right-hand corner of any page on our website, then fill out the New User Registration.

Pacific Coral Reef Activity Backpacks: Available Exclusively to Members

Check out our activity backpacks, filled with games, activities and books that provide family fun and offer engaging ways to learn more about the Pacific coral reef habitat and the animals that live there. Detailed instructions for each activity are included as well as an adult guide to provide you with additional information and ideas while exploring our Hawaiian fish exhibit. Perfect for kids between ages 4 and 6.

Activity backpacks are available for member use every day from October 1 through March 31 with the exception of all federal holidays

You can check one out at the member desk on a first come, first served basis. A credit card number is required to check out a backpack and will be given back to you at the end of checkout. Please note: backpacks are for use only while you're in the Aquarium and cannot be taken home. You will be asked to complete a short survey when you return the backpack so we can learn from your experience. Your participation and feedback will be greatly appreciated and will help guide us in future activity plans. If you fill out the survey, you will also have a chance to win a FREE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP renewal.

Our survey prize winner will be contacted by April 13, 2015. Only existing members will be eligible to win.

Members-Only early openings

Members-Only Early Openings

Join us for Members-Only Early Openings throughout the year, when we open our doors half an hour early exclusively for members. Join us at 9am to beat the crowds and experience the Aquarium as it’s just waking up. The kids can enjoy a free cocoa or lemonade* in our café that day. And remember, City of Seattle meter parking is free on Sundays!

Upcoming dates:

March 15
Marine Mammal Mania—April 5​

*Drink vouchers are available at the front desk between 9 and 9:30am and redeemable at the cafe; anytime that day.

Members-Only Movie Nights at the Aquarium:
Fun for the whole family

Enjoy these special, members-only nights at the Aquarium! Popcorn, candy, and beverages are provided to accompany either an aquatic-themed movie or other family fare. Before the featured show starts you will have the opportunity to see, touch and explore the animals in our tide pools.

Sponsored by T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan.

Members-Only Puget Sound Sleepover

Explore the Aquarium after hours while participating in exciting educational activities. Enjoy a private viewing of our marine mammals eating their last meal of the day. As the evening winds down you’ll head off to your bedroom…the Underwater Dome. Wake up bright and early to feed enrichment toys to the mammals after eating a light breakfast yourself. And so much more!

Sleepover is subject to cancellation if minimum registration is not met. Registrants will receive a full refund in that case.

Sorry! Our March 13 members-only movie night, featuring Big Hero 6 (PG), is SOLD OUT. The next members-only movie night will take place in July 2015. Please check back this summer for details!

For More Membership Information

Sign up for our member emails to learn more about the events and programs, exclusively for members. Just log in to our website and click on the "E-mail Preferences" link!