Members-only

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.

After Hours

Friday, September 30
7-10pm

Dive into an adult-only night at the Seattle Aquarium, just for members! Treat yourself to light snacks along with a cash bar while enjoying special late-night programming:

  • Greetings from a diver in our Window on Washington Waters exhibit
  • Guided tours through our marine mammal exhibits
  • A special squid dissection
  • A chance to win an exclusive, personalized behind-the-scenes tour of the Aquarium*
  • And much more!

This event is only for members and their guests; must be 21 and over.
Member: $5
Guests: $12 each

Registration is now open! Register here.

Be sure to share your experience with #SeaqAfterHours16!


*One entry per membership. The winner will be selected by random drawing and notified on October 14.



 

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 and the following blackout dates:

October 29-30—Aquarium Halloween
November 11-13—Discover Science Weekend
December 26-January 2—Winter Fishtival
January 14-16—Hawaii in Your Own Backyard
February 4—Ocean Career Day
February 18-26—Octopus Week

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 15, 2017. 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:

September 25—Sea Otter Awareness Weekend

October 30—Aquarium Halloween

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


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:

September 25—Sea Otter Awareness Weekend
October 30—Halloween
November 27—Diving Santa
January 1—Winter Fishtival

Marine Mammal Mania—April 5​
Mother's Day at the Aquarium—May 10
Members-only summer Sundays early openings begin—​May 24

*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.

The next members-only movie night featuring Zootopia (PG) will take place on July 8, 2016. Registration will open on June 21.

Registration for our July 8, 2016 members-only movie night, featuring Zootopia (PG) is now open. Register here.

The next Members-only movie night featuring The Good Dinosaur (PG) will take place on October 21. Required registration will open October 4. 



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!

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.

Registration for our upcoming event, featuring Ice Age (PG) on Friday, March 11, is closed. The next members-only movie night will be take place in July 2016. 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!