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Upcoming Events

A group of school aged children leaning on the edge of a tide pool habitat at the Seattle Aquarium, as a few of the children each in to gently touch some of the animals.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Educator Open House

Are you an educator in a public, private, charter or homeschool in the King County area? We’re happy to announce that our full suite of educational programs is back for the 2023–2024 school year! You and one guest are invited to learn about our on-site, self-guided and outreach programs for students in grades X–XX, as well as scholarship and busing support opportunities. Plus, explore our habitats, enjoy refreshments and take part in two special activities.

Seattle Aquarium Community Days

Domingo, 1 de octubre de 2023 | Sunday, October 1, 2023

¡Vamos al Acuario!

¡Únete a nosotros cuando le damos la bienvenida a los miembros de la comunidad hispana! Explora los hábitats del acuario y disfruta de una variedad de actividades temáticas, así como de charlas con interpretación en español. Horario completo por venir.

Join us as we welcome members of the Hispanic and Latinx community in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Explore the Aquarium’s habitats and enjoy a variety of themed activities, as well as talks with Spanish language interpretation. 

Brightly colored salmon swimming

June through September at the Ballard Locks and October along the Cedar River - check event listing for dates and times

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Join volunteer naturalists along the Cedar River this October to see spawning salmon! Learn about our local salmon, the challenges they face and how you can help keep these special creatures coming back to the river where they were born. 

Seattle Aquarium Community Days

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Queer Community Day

Join us as we welcome members of the Queer community! Explore the Aquarium’s habitats and enjoy a variety of activities, including drag story time and a “happy hour” drag performance.

A large school of fish swimming in the sea.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

Calling all marine-loving teens! The Seattle Aquarium invites all students ages 12–18 to the 2023 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit. Come learn about conservation work from local experts and connect with other passionate young people.

Photo of an adult black oystercatcher superimposed over an illustration of a haunted house.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

After Hours: Halloween

Put on your coolest costume and head down to our Halloween bash! Adults will take over the entire Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event, featuring DJs, live music, a costume contest, opportunities to experience our habitats at night, a variety of Halloween-themed activities throughout the Aquarium, a no-host bar, food available for purchase and more.

A blue and purple illustration of a wolf eel superimposed over a dark blue background.

Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29

Halloween at the Aquarium

Experience a frighteningly fun time for the whole family at the Aquarium this Halloween! It’s no trick that we’ve got a special treat for our guests this year: Come meet characters from Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons and take photos with them.  

And join us for some of the Aquarium’s Halloween traditions like underwater pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating at SEAlebrity habitats. Costumes are welcome and encouraged!

A young child holding a magnifying glass to look at a shell.

Select Sundays and Mondays, 9:30am—12:30pm (see event listing for details)

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is back! This drop-in program is free with Aquarium admission and offers a variety of learner-centered, developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities for young children. Toddler Time is hosted on select Sundays and Mondays, for children ages 5 and under and their parents/caregivers.