Getting here

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Pier 59 against a cloudy sky

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101-2015
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Public Transit
Free waterfront shuttle
Walking
Parking information

Driving directions: from I-5 North


  • Take the Madison St./Convention Place exit.
  • Stay straight to go onto 7th Ave.
  • Take the first left onto Madison St.
  • Turn right onto Alaskan Way.
  • 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59 is on the left.

Driving directions: from I-5 South


  • Take Union St. exit, exit 165B.
  • Stay straight to go onto Union St.
  • Turn left onto 5th Ave.
  • Turn right onto Madison St.
  • Turn right onto Alaskan Way.
  • 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59 is on the left.

The new SR 99 tunnel creates new pathways to and from the downtown waterfront. Learn more about these changes on WSDOT website or visit our Important Information section below.

Parking


1. Republic Parking Hillclimb Garage (Aquarium Discount Available)

1422 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 622-7672

Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm

Saturday-Sunday, 9:30am-6pm

Accessible Parking Available

Guests receive $1 off your fee at Hillclimb garage. Present your parking ticket to the Aquarium's customer service desk to receive the discount stamp. Members receive $1 off your fee per hour parked with maximum of $3 discount per visit after 10am. Present your parking ticket to the Aquarium's customer service desk to receive the stamp. Then put your membership name/number on the parking ticket before paying when exiting the garage.

Learn more about becoming a member!

2. Pike Place Market Parking Garage

1531 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

6am-6pm, daily

Accessible parking available

 

 

3. Metered

Limited four-hour metered parking is available along Alaskan Way.

DowntownSeattleParking.org

Wondering where to park on Seattle’s Waterfront or in Pioneer Square? Visit DowntownSeattleParking.org/parking to locate a $3-$4/hour space near your destination!

Construction updates

The Aquarium have been excitedly watching the construction progress on the waterfront, and the viaduct demolition is finally approaching the Aquarium. We will remain open throughout construction; however, we want you to know that there will be periodic traffic detours and parking changes as they work to complete the project.

Please visit our updated google map where we have pinned additional parking options and walking paths to access the Aquarium.

King County Transit with Seattle Aquarium conservation messaging billboard

Public transportation


The Seattle Aquarium encourages visitors to consider climate-friendly choices for your next visit. Metro Transit offers many bus routes to take you within a 15 minute walk of the Aquarium. Visit King County's website to plan your trip on public transportation.

Free waterfront shuttle—Getting to the Aquarium is easy (and free!) with the new waterfront shuttle. Hop on at any of the 14 stops from Seattle Center to Pioneer Square and get off a few steps from our front doors. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes, seven days a week, from 10am to 8pm. Service is planned to run through Labor Day 2019.

Important Information


Alaskan Way viaduct demolition 

Viaduct demolition is taking place along the waterfront and the good news is the Aquarium will continue to remain open during construction!

Learn more about these changes on WSDOT website and visit their online viaduct demolition tracker for more information. You can also click on our updated map that includes additional parking options and walking paths for guests. We hope to see you soon!

SR 99 tunnel now open

The new SR 99 tunnel has made getting to and from Seattle via SR 99 a very different experience than it once was. To help drivers navigate the changes the new tunnel brings, click on the links below for videos from the Washington State Department of Transportation to see the new driving routes.