This site uses cookies. View our Cookie Policy to learn more about how and why.

Regular hours: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Last entry at 5 pm


Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of Elliott Bay!

Since the Seattle Aquarium opened in 1977, volunteers have contributed over one million hours of service supporting our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. Simply put, the Seattle Aquarium would not be what it is without our talented, dedicated and passionate volunteers—amazing and generous people who are interested in learning more about the marine world around them, getting their hands dirty, and inspiring others to conserve our precious, one world ocean.

Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Programs

Seattle Aquarium volunteers learn about the marine environment and their relationship to it. They share their time, meet people with similar interests and help guests understand the wonders of the marine world.

Adult volunteer programs

Youth Ocean Advocates

We’re looking for passionate young people who have an interest in learning about the ocean and will work to inspire others to take conservation action.

Youth Ocean Advocates

Beach Naturalist Program

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you'll see that the shore is alive!

Beach Naturalist program

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Join volunteer naturalists at the Ballard Locks and at four sites along the Cedar River to see and learn about salmon.

Cedar River Salmon Journey


1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Questions about Adult Programs? Email

Questions about Youth Programs? Email


An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

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!

Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

Cyber weekend

Get 15% OFF all memberships!