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Beach naturalists talking about tidepools

Wednesday, July 17

Meet us at the beach: Low tide beach walks

There are more than 50 Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist volunteers to help people learn about and enjoy local shorelines. Beach naturalists can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. Come explore the beach at low tide with us! 

Volunteer reading to a child

Daily 11am

Story time

Family Activity Center

Sit down, settle in and prepare to enjoy an ocean-themed story read out loud by one of our interpreters. Ideal for younger children.

Fur seal peeking out of the water

Daily 11:30am, 2pm and 5pm

Meet our marine mammals

Marine Mammals

Come learn more about our marine mammals during our daily talks and feedings! Mammal feedings rotate daily.

Octopus tentacles on glass

Daily Noon and 4pm

Meet Our Octopus

Life of a Drifter

Witness one of our daily feeding attempts and learn more about this amazing creature—the giant Pacific octopus!

Thursday, July 18

After Hours: Life on the Edge

Adults take over the Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event featuring animal experiences, music, a cash bar and more.

Diver high-fiving children

Daily 10am, 11:30am and 12:15pm, 3pm (weekends only)

Diver show

Window on Washington Waters

Divers take to the water three times a day in this exhibit. Wearing specialized masks, they are able to talk back and forth with Aquarium interpreters on the outside of the exhibit, and answer questions from the audience.

Brightly colored salmon swimming

Weekends in June-September

Cedar River Salmon Journey

What do salmon need to thrive? Why is clean and cold water so important to their survival? Discover how you can help to keep these special creatures coming back to the river where they were born. See the salmon migration and learn about the epic journey that takes place every year as salmon swim from the ocean, through the Ballard Locks, into Lake Washington, and up the river to spawn.

Beach naturalists talking about tidepools

Wednesday, July 31

Meet us at the beach: Low tide beach walks

There are more than 50 Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist volunteers to help people learn about and enjoy local shorelines. Beach naturalists can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. Come explore the beach at low tide with us! 

Beach naturalists talking about tidepools

Thursday, August 1

Meet us at the beach: Low tide beach walks

There are more than 50 Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist volunteers to help people learn about and enjoy local shorelines. Beach naturalists can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. Come explore the beach at low tide with us! 

Beach naturalists talking about tidepools

Friday, August 2

Meet us at the beach: Low tide beach walks

There are more than 50 Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist volunteers to help people learn about and enjoy local shorelines. Beach naturalists can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. Come explore the beach at low tide with us! 

Beach naturalists talking about tidepools

Saturday, August 3

Meet us at the beach: Low tide beach walks

There are more than 50 Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist volunteers to help people learn about and enjoy local shorelines. Beach naturalists can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. Come explore the beach at low tide with us! 

Alki beach with tidepools

Sunday, August 4

Meet us at the beach: Low tide beach walks

There are more than 50 Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist volunteers to help people learn about and enjoy local shorelines. Beach naturalists can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. Come explore the beach at low tide with us!