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Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival December 26-January 5

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival December 26-January 5

Come to the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. This free event is included with Aquarium admission, no reservations necessary.

Winter Fishtival January 5: Sculpins

Winter Fishtival January 5: Sculpins

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. January 5 will be devoted to sculpins, a fish with 230 recognized marine species—41 of which are found in our local waters.

Winter Fishtival January 4: Wolf Eels

Winter Fishtival January 4: Wolf Eels

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. January 4 is all about wolf eels, which actually aren’t eels at all—they’re fish!

Marine Mammals

Winter Fishtival January 3: Marine Mammals

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. Our focus on January 3 will be marine mammals: river otters, sea otters, northern fur seals and harbor seals.

Coral Reef

Winter Fishtival January 2: Coral Reef

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. January 2 is devoted to the coral reef. Did you know that coral isn’t a plant—it’s actually an animal, related to sea anemones and jellyfish?

Tide Pool Animals

Winter Fishtival January 1: Tide Pool Animals

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. January 1 is all about the many fascinating creatures that make their homes in tide pools.

Rockfish

Winter Fishtival December 31: Rockfish

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. December 31 is devoted to rockfish. See below for a few facts about these long-lived fish, then come to the Aquarium on December 31 to learn more!

Puffins

Winter Fishtival December 30: Puffins

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. December 30 will be all about puffins, the diving birds often referred to as the clowns of the sea. Why? Keep reading to find out—and to discover a bit more about these charming birds!

Clownfish & Friends

Winter Fishtival December 29: Clownfish & Friends

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. December 29 is devoted to clownfish and some of the other amazing animals that live in and around coral reefs.

Winter Fishtival: Tide Pool Animal Fun Facts

Winter Fishtival: Tide Pool Animal Fun Facts

Join us for hands-on activities, special talks and opportunities to learn more about the care and feeding of the Aquarium's fish, birds, tide pool animals and marine mammals during Winter Fishtival! Each day we'll highlight a different sea animal and activity. Today’s featured animals live in tide pools. Here are some fun and interesting facts about tide pool animals.

Winter Fishtival: Coral Reef Fun Facts

Winter Fishtival: Coral Reef Fun Facts

Join us for hands-on activities, special talks and opportunities to learn more about the care and feeding of the Aquarium's fish, birds, tide pool animals and marine mammals during Winter Fishtival! Each day we'll highlight a different sea animal and activity. Today the featured animal is the coral reef. Here are some fun and interesting facts about coral reefs.

Winter Fishtival: Marine Mammal Fun Facts

Winter Fishtival: Marine Mammal Fun Facts

Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are members of the true seal group. They comprise a generally inquisitive, but elusive, species which spends equal time on land and in the sea. These seals are not limited to salt water and have been found in inland waterways and lakes. In the order Pinnipedia (modified limbs to flippers) and family Phocidae.

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