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After Hours: Animal Instincts

After Hours: Animal Instincts

Where Seattle Aquarium

When Thursday, September 19 at 6:30-9:30pm

Price $25

Just in time for the annual return of salmon to our local waters, learn all about the instincts that drive these fascinating fish to migrate hundreds of miles into the open ocean, then navigate back to their home streams to spawn. We’ll have naturalists on hand to share their expertise and tell you when and where you can meet them on the Cedar River to see the migration in action. Drinks and food (including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options) available for purchase.


  • Live performance by national touring group NSB
  • Live painting by Barry Johnson, an award-winning visual artist, and a free raffle to win his creation
  • Salmon dissection
  • Diver show in our Underwater Dome exhibit
  • Orca skeleton
  • Photo booth


Menu options:
  • Harvest bowls (GF/vegan) $8
    • Quinoa | charred Brussels sprouts | roasted butternut squash | spiced pecans | green goddess

  • Jerk chicken wings (GF) $11 with your choice of sauce:
    • Sweet chile | roasted elephant-garlic salsa | slow-smoked BBQ sauce 

  • Beecher’s cheese curd poutine fries (GF/vegetarian) $10
    • Brown gravy | Kennebec fries | Beecher’s cheddar cheese


Discount available to Seattle Aquarium members. Log in to your membership account or email to get the code!