February 18–26: Wrap your arms around Octopus Week!

 

Join us to learn about one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound, the giant Pacific octopus. Each day will feature hands-on activities for kids, octopus feedings and talks.* A few highlights:

*Activities, feedings and talks may vary due to seawall construction.

Octopus Week Preview on Tuesday, February 14, at noon

Our planned Octopus Week preview will no longer include Octopus Blind Date. It turns out we can’t share the love after all—because the female giant Pacific octopus, Raspberry, began to lay eggs this morning! Octopuses usually lay 20,000 to 100,000 eggs—as she has only just begun laying these eggs, our plan is to release her into Puget Sound February 14th at noon to allow her to find a den to lay the vast majority of her eggs. Join us at the Aquarium to watch the live release via a video feed with our divers!

February 18 and 25 at noon: Live octopus release

Join us inside the Aquarium to watch live video feed as our biologists escort one of our octopuses to a new home below our pier.


February 19, 20 and 26 at noon: Divers swim with an octopus in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit

Get a great view of an octopus while discovering amazing facts about this icon of Puget Sound.

Plus much more!

Click on a date below to view the scheduled activities for the day!

Saturday, February 18

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Octopus Release

Puget Sound Hall

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

3:30pm

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Sunday, February 19

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Diving with an Octopus

Puget Sound Hall

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

3:30pm

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Monday, February 20

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Diving with an Octopus

Puget Sound Hall

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

3:30pm

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Tuesday, February 21

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11am

So Long Suckers: An Octopus Release Story

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

2pm

Cephlapod Dissection

Puget Sound Hall

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Wednesday, February 22

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11am

Story Time

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

2pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Thursday, February 23

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11am

So Long Suckers: An Octopus Release Story

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

2pm

Cephlapod Dissection

Puget Sound Hall

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Friday, February 24

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11am

Story Time

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

12:15pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

2pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Saturday, February 25

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Octopus Release

Puget Sound Hall

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

3:30pm

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Sunday, February 26

Time

Activity

Location

10am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

10:30am

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

11:30am

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

11:30am

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

Noon

Diving with an Octopus

Puget Sound Hall

Noon

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

2pm

Meet Our Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Exhibit

3pm

Diver Show

Window on Washington Waters

3:30pm

Parachute Game

Puget Sound Hall

4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Octopus Exhibit

Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium

 

Coloring contest:
win a behind-the-scenes tour!

Enter our Octopus Week coloring contest for your chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour. Download and color the below Octopus Week coloring sheet. When done, upload and share your work on Twitter by using #OctopusWeek and tagging @SeattleAquarium. Don’t forget to follow us to stay up-to-date on fun animal facts, events and marine conservation news.

The contest will run February 18-26 and a winner will be notified via social media the following week. Some restrictions may apply.