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Welcome to the

Seattle Aquarium

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Aquarium highlights

Inspiring Conservation of our marine environment

Our Mission

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.

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Daily Presentations and Activities

At the Aquarium

All About Our Washington Waters

10am, 11:45am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 3pm

Location: Window on Washington Waters, Pier 59
Come experience the Window on Washington Waters habitat, devoted to marine life found in our local waters. You’ll meet the inhabitants of the rocky reef and kelp forest ecosystem found in the Salish Sea.
All About Our Harbor Seals

10:45 AM

Location: Harbor seal habitat, Pier 60
Get to know the harbor seals that call Seattle Aquarium home! Learn how we care for them, and hear amazing facts about the most common marine mammals in the Salish Sea. 
Marine Mammal Feeding

11:30 AM

Location: Marine mammal habitats, Pier 60
Join us for a feeding at one of our marine mammal habitats: harbor seals, sea otters or northern fur seals. The location changes daily—ask a Seattle Aquarium representative about which animals are scheduled to be fed when you arrive for your visit. 
All About Our Sea Otters

2:15 PM

Location: Sea otter habitat, Pier 60
Join us for an introduction to our sea otters! Get to know more about this iconic endangered species and learn how we care for the individuals that call the Seattle Aquarium home.
All About Our Northern Fur Seals

3:45 PM

Location: Northern fur seal habitat, Pier 60
Come learn more about Chiidax and Flaherty, the northern fur seals living at the Seattle Aquarium. 
Sea Otter Feeding

4:45 PM

Location: Sea otter habitat, Pier 60
Join Mishka and Sekiu, our delightful sea otter duo, for a feeding in their habitat.
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What’s Happening

Upcoming Events

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Learn more

Explore the Aquarium

Discover amazing animal species, learn about educational opportunities at the Aquarium, and more! 

Take a Deeper Dive

Aquarium Stories

Exterior of the Seattle Aquarium's new Ocean Pavilion, viewed from the side to showcase new cedar wood planks which cover the west side of the building.

How will the Ocean Pavilion model sustainable design?

The Ocean Pavilion will be LEED Gold-certified and Zero Carbon-certified. Read on to discover what that entails and why it's[...]
Crush the western snowy plover eating a small, translucent shrimp.

Health care for feathered friends at the Aquarium: A birds-eye view

Birds at the Seattle Aquarium are trained to participate in their own health care. How do they do it? By[...]
Illustration of two sea otters swimming underwater amongst kelp, fish, sea urchins and other under sea life.

What is biodiversity and why is it important to us?

If you took a time machine back to four billion years ago, life would look very different. Because all life[...]

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Help bring amazing new experiences to the Seattle Aquarium

Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 9pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 20. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

Support the Seattle Aquarium

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With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

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Giving Tuesday

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

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Cyber weekend

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