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.

February 14 starting at noon: Octopus blind date

See what happens when 16 arms, six hearts (did you know octopuses have three hearts each?) and two giant Pacific octopuses meet on Valentine’s Day. Aquarium biologists will set the mood with decorative hearts, roses and romantic music at the Octopus exhibit. Will the octopuses decide that love is in the water? Join us to find out!

February 14 starting at noon: Octopus love

At noon on February 14, instead of our octopus blind date event, divers will swim with Kong, our male giant Pacific octopus, in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Join us to learn about the life of a bachelor octopus and get a one-of-a-kind, up-close look at the world’s largest octopus species!

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

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