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.)

Volunteers

Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of Elliot 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.

Life Sciences

After completing a minimum of 100 hours volunteering as an interpreter, we welcome our current volunteers to apply for openings within the life sciences department. Volunteers assist biologists with a variety of tasks including; exhibit maintenance, diet preparation, feeding, and monitoring animal behavior. Some positions require the use of a step ladder, heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds) and work in adverse conditions (cold and wet). Minimum time requirement is four hours every week; shifts begin at 8am. There are also a very limited number of afternoon and evening life science positions.

Please see Education and Interpretation for the current training schedule.