Holiday hours:
Thanksgiving Day, November 27 the Aquarium will be open from 9:30am-3pm.
(The Aquarium Café will be closed. The Aquarium Store will be open.)

February 14–23: 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:

February 14 starting at 12pm: 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 15 and 23 at 12pm: Live octopus release

This always-popular event is back! 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 16, 17 and 22 at 12pm: 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! To view a complete list of our Octopus Week activities, click here.

Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium