The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

To celebrate our incredible 40 years of hands-on marine experiences and conservation education, we’re giving you 40 fun & fascinating Aquarium gifs!

1. Boop! Come on into the Aquarium and let Skagway the river otter say "hello" to you!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

2. Like this common murre, poke your head out and see what's happening at the Aquarium.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

3. There's always something fascinating happening at the Aquarium—you can see a cuttlefish, rapidly changing colors.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

4. We have daily feedings, where you can see our animals being fed and trained—like Barney the harbor seal!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

5. Doesn't that get you as excited as this little fish?

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

6. Have you ever seen a spotted lagoon jelly? These incredible animals have no brain, no heart and no blood!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

7. We have treats for animals and humans alike—here Flaherty the fur seal is trying to find some more fish!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

8. Come in and check out some visitor favorites—like this adorable skate!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

9. And this funny-looking puffer.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

10. Throughout our 40 years, we've also done some great conservation and rehabilitation work—like rehabilitating the lovable sea otter pup Rialto.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

11. We have exhibits to excite you:

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

12. And exhibits to soothe you:

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

13. As well as exhibits to make you laugh:

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

14. Come in and see if you can spot a clownfish hiding in an anemone. 

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

15. Or just watch some sea otters relax in the sun.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

16. No need to bump your friends out of the way—there's plenty of space for everyone to see!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

17. Come check out the majestic giant Pacific octopus.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

18. Run, walk or paddle over—summer is nearly here, and it's a great time to see the Seattle Aquarium!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

19. Summertime is a great time to catch your favorite animals napping in the sun.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

20. You can see our diving birds all year round.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

21. We're frequently updating our exhibits. Have you seen the adorable Pacific spiny lumpsuckers that arrived recently?

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

22. There's always something new to learn—like how exactly sea otters get clams open! 

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

23. If you're lucky, you may see more than just fish in the underwater dome! 

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

24. Allow yourself to relax in front of the spotted lagoon jelly exhibit.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

25. Keep your head up—we have snacks up in the cafe!

26. Some of the incredible sights you may see: an octopus changing colors:

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

27. Or a river otter playing with his favorite rock:

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

28. Or a little skate, taking a few steps:

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

29. So grab onto your best bud

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

30. and float on into the Aquarium!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

31. There's always something beautiful to look at, like this colorful anemone.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

32. Be sure to catch a sea otter feeding!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

33. Come try and spot the big blue Napoleon wrasse!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

34. The harbor seals are always making a big splash! 

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

35. And the sea otters are always having a ball.

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

36. Although our river otters are often napping...

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

37. They love to play as much as they love to nap!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

38. It's a place for fun and for friends...

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

39. And there's always something fun happening at the Seattle Aquarium! 

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

40. So let's give a big high five to 40 years of aquatic fun!

The Aquarium turns 40 this May!

Thank you for your ongoing support—here’s to 40 more years of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment!

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