Aquarium Access

Wheelchair Access

The Aquarium’s exhibits and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible. If you need a wheelchair, you may check one out, free of charge, from the Aquarium’s Guest Services desk (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Wheelchairs will be sanitized between uses. A credit card is required for checkout and will be charged $600 if the wheelchair isn’t returned.

Sensory Inclusive

The Seattle Aquarium has partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests, including those with sensory needs, for all Aquarium experiences and events.

We strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disorders by supplying our team members with continuous training and offering the resources and accommodations below to our guests.

Visit our Sensory Inclusive page for more information on available sensory bags, app downloads and more.

Service Animals

Service dogs are welcome in all Seattle Aquarium public exhibit spaces.

Class accommodations

Class registrations are currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Financial Assistance

Disability Discounts

The Aquarium is currently unable to offer discounts to persons with disabilities. Aides required and accompanied by persons with disabilities can enter free of charge.

Seattle Aquarium Connections Program

The Seattle Aquarium aims to be inclusive and welcoming to all, and believes that our audience should reflect the diversity of our region. Toward that end, the Seattle Aquarium Connections program provides complimentary admission tickets through community partner organizations. Learn more here.

FLASH Cards and GOLD Cards

FLASH Card holders may enter the Seattle Aquarium free of charge with one aide. Gold Card holders may also enter the Aquarium free of charge. For more information about the City of Seattle’s Flash and Gold Card program click here.

ASL interpreter at harbor seals exhibit

Speak another language?

Interpreters and sighted tour guides for deaf, blind and visually impaired groups.

If you speak another language, we may be able to provide an interpreter for your visit to the Seattle Aquarium.

With a minimum of two weeks’ notice the Seattle Aquarium may be able to arrange for an ASL sign language interpreter or a sighted tour guide at no additional charge for our deaf, blind or visually impaired visitors.

Please call (206) 693-6196 or e-mail at with a minimum of two weeks’ notice to request an interpreter and make arrangements. Requests will be filled on an as-available basis.

Downtown Seattle map

Accessible Parking

The closest handicapped parking spaces to the Seattle Aquarium entrance are located at the DPS private parking lot across the street from the Aquarium. The Pike Place Market Public Parking Garage also has handicapped parking and elevator access to the Pike Place Market. Both locations charge $3.00 per hour - rates change seasonally. See map here.

There is no public handicapped parking near the Seattle Aquarium although some spaces are wheelchair-friendly and with a valid handicapped permit (or license plate emblem) you can park free of charge in any public parking space. More information on public handicapped parking is available at the SDOT web page.

Find more parking information here