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Early closure alert:
The Aquarium will close early on Monday, September 24. Last admission at noon; exhibits close at 1pm. The Aquarium café will be closed all day.

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Weekends Only Weekends at 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.

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.

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!

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.

September 29-30, 2018

Sea Otter Awareness Weekend

Marine Mammals

Join biologists at the Seattle Aquarium and explore the lives of sea otters. See how the Seattle Aquarium biologists care for these enchanting animals, including providing great nutrition, training and even toys!

October 2018 - February 2019

Toddler Time

A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore. For children ages 5 and under; must be accompanied by an adult. Free with Aquarium admission.

October 6-14, 2018

17th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Survey

Calling all divers! Help collect data on a Puget Sound icon! If you go diving anytime during October 6-14, we’d like to know whether or not you see any giant Pacific octopuses.

October 18, 2018


The Seattle Aquarium board of directors and event Co-Chairs Eric Steinwinder and Lisa Schafer invite you to our sixth annual fundraising breakfast benefiting conservation and research, with keynote speaker Julie Packard, founding executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

October 25, 2018

After Hours

Gather your friends for Seattle Aquarium After Hours, when adults will take over the Aquarium.

October 26–28, 2018

Aquarium Halloween

Creepy games and activities, face painting, fun treats and two kinds of pumpkin carving demonstrations—on land with master carver Russ Leno and underwater with our Aquarium divers.

November 3, 2018

Deaf Community Day

Sign language interpreters will be present at each of our scheduled daily talks and throughout our exhibit areas as well. Regular admission prices apply.


November 9, 2018

Adult Swim

The Seattle Aquarium auxiliary board invites you to Adult Swim, a 21+ after-hours Aquarium experience. Tickets include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dancing to music by KEXP DJ Troy Nelson and exclusive access to many Aquarium exhibits. Snap selfies with a diver, visit with a giant Pacific octopus and see the 120,000-gallon Windows on Washington Waters illuminated at night.