Well hello there, and thank you for visiting.
Meet our marine mammals!
These exhibits, some of our most popular and action-packed, are home to a fabulous assortment of charming and entertaining marine mammals. Plan to stay for a while as you get to know our gregarious sea otters, river otters, harbor seals and fur seals—and learn how to tell the difference between them all!
Choose your view—you can watch animals swimming and diving underwater, on the surface from a spot at the edge of the exhibit, or from a comfortable perch in our seating areas. No matter where you are, you’ll be entranced by the antics of these wonderful creatures as they play, eat, groom, lounge, interact and more. And if you time it right, you can enjoy one of our daily talks and animal feedings.
Be sure to stop by our new harbor seal exhibit, opened in June 2013. With plenty of dry resting area (or haul-out space), a deeper pool, acrylic viewing panels on three sides, and seating for up to 100 visitors, you're sure to get a prime view of Barney, Q and Siku.
While you’re here, learn about the Seattle Aquarium’s long history with marine mammals. Our research and work impacts not only the animals in our care, but captive and wild populations around the globe as well. We are proud to have the distinction of being the first facility in the world to have a sea otter conceived and born in captivity—and subsequently live to adulthood. We are actively involved in captive fur seal breeding efforts, and were the first to have a northern fur seal conceived and born in captivity.