Dining and Shopping

Cafe at the Seattle Aquarium

Dine at the Seattle Aquarium Café

Enhance your Aquarium experience with a snack or meal in our indoor café or on our newly reopened back deck, where there are measures in place to protect the health and safety of all. Locations:

Indoors, second level above the Ackerley Foundation Puget Sound Hall 
Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4pm

Outdoors, west end of Pier 59, just past the Pacific Coral Reef habitat
June: Saturday and Sunday, 11am–4pm
July to September: Thursday–Sunday, 11am–4pm

Dates and times are subject to change due to weather or private events.

Both locations offer:

  • A variety of house-made items served using compostable plates or containers. 
  • Beverages in single-serving glass bottles or aluminum cans.
  • Ice cream.
  • Made-to-order burgers, fries and more from the grill.

The indoor location also offers:

  • Made-to-order fish and chips.
  • Espresso bar and full-service coffee.

*Note: Our salad station is closed for the time being. 



  • The Aquarium café is currently operating at a reduced capacity in accordance with restaurant reopening guidance in Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington plan.
  • Barriers at registers and other potential face-to-face/face-to-food points of contact.
  • Limited seating available indoors and outdoors. 
  • Tables placed a minimum of six feet apart.
  • Communal dining areas cleaned after each use.
  • Payments accepted by credit/debit cards and other no-contact methods ONLY (no cash transactions).
  • Outside food is allowed in designated areas only.

Look for signs at the Aquarium to direct you to the café. We look forward to seeing you!


Seattle Aquarium Gift Shop

Open daily, 10am–6pm

Take a bit of the Aquarium home with you! Browse our thoughtful collection of educational books, plush sea creatures, fun toys, apparel for the entire family, art glass pieces, jewelry, home décor, souvenirs and more.

Souvenir Photos

Open daily

Remember your Seattle Aquarium experience with a souvenir photo! We’ve partnered with Showtime Pictures to offer this service. You can have your photo taken near the Aquarium’s entrance, then purchase and pick it up before you head home.

If you forget your photo—or decide later that you’d like one—you can still purchase and order at ShowtimePictures.com.

To contact Showtime Pictures please email customersupport@showtimepictures.com or call 1-954-449-8840.