Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of Elliott Bay!

From the bottom of their cold-blooded hearts, the fish and marine creatures of Puget Sound thank you for your interest in sharing their stories and teaching people to protect them. The Seattle Aquarium couldn't do it without people like you.


Service levels reached in 2015

In 2015, 1,335 volunteers donated 100,032 hours of service to the Seattle Aquarium, representing a donated value of over $2.3 million toward our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

2015 volunteer hours and years

Interpretation & Education

Exhibit interpretation is a task shared by all volunteers and staff at the Aquarium.  As an Interpreter you share your enthusiasm and the stories of our animals with Aquarium visitors.

Aquarium volunteers receive extensive training about our marine animals and interpretive communication techniques. The minimum time requirement for Aquarium interpreters is four hours every week for six months; shifts begin at 9am, 11am and 2pm seven days per week. 

The training schedule for this opportunity is as follows (attendance at all sessions is mandatory - if you are unable to attend all sessions, you will be asked to attend a later orientation and follow-up training):


Saturday, April 2, 2016 - please pre-register here.

Then, upon acceptance to the program, the following mandatory training sessions:

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016