We are honored to be responsible guests on the traditional and contemporary territories of the Coast Salish people, who have stewarded these lands and waters since time immemorial. The Seattle Aquarium is committed to developing a strong foundation for long-lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with Tribal Nations, urban Native peoples and, as our mission grows, the Indigenous peoples of the Indo-Pacific and their local diaspora. We strive for reciprocal, respectful relationships rooted in the sovereignty of our Indigenous hosts. We too give thanks to the ocean and all our ocean relatives we have the honor to care and advocate for, be in relationship with, and be educators with for the future wellbeing of our shared Earth.
With your help, we can increase the Aquarium’s impact and share the wonders of the ocean with even more people—now and for generations to come.
Join us at 6pm on February 22 for this free virtual event! Learn about some of the ocean’s smartest and most awe-inspiring creatures: cephalopods. This fascinating group of marine animals includes octopuses, squids, cuttlefish and nautiluses.
Now through March 2024! In partnership with Nintendo of America, some of your favorite characters from the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game on the Nintendo Switch™ system are embarking on a new adventure at the Seattle Aquarium this fall.
Caring for animals at the Aquarium is core to our marine conservation mission. Learn more about how we provide expert care for every animal.
As the first of several planned steps in transforming our campus, our Ocean Pavilion — scheduled to open in 2024 — will enable people of all abilities and backgrounds to discover new corners of our one world ocean.
The region’s premier resource for hands-on marine experiences and conservation education, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound and our world’s one big ocean. Join us in our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.
Recovering endangered sharks and rays
We helped launch a first-of-its-kind global coalition—ReShark—to restore endangered shark and ray populations. ReShark includes 70+ nonprofit, academic and government partners. The coalition’s first project is to recover Indo-Pacific leopard sharks (Stegostoma tigrinum) in Indonesia.
Ocean policy and advocacy
The Seattle Aquarium works to advance science-based policies to conserve and protect our marine environment. Our advocacy work at the local, state and federal levels contributes to securing climate resilience, sustainable seas and clean waters.
Recovering xʷč’iłqs (pinto abalone)
In 2020, the Seattle Aquarium joined Puget Sound Restoration Fund, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife and others to recover xʷč’iłqs, which is Lushootseed for pinto abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana).
Photo: Adult pinto abalone, courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The Salish Sea
At the Aquarium
10am, 11:45am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 3pm
Explore the Aquarium
Discover amazing animal species, learn about educational opportunities at the Aquarium, and more!
The doctors (and techs) are in: Getting to know the Seattle Aquarium’s veterinary care team
Quiz: Who is your SEAlebrity crush?
Youth Ocean Advocates in action: ReWRAP in Olympia
Youth Ocean Advocates march with other Washingtonians in support of the ReWRAP Act, a producer responsibility bill for recycling. Credit:[...]