Aquarium events

Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium

Octopus Week

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: February 17-25, 2018

Join us to learn about one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound, the giant Pacific octopus. Each day will feature hands-on activities for kids, octopus feedings and talks.
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Members-only early opening: 9am on Sunday, February 19.

 

Sound Conversations -
Chasing Conservation:
Climate Impacts on Our Ocean

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: February 22, 2018, 7-9pm

Join us for a talk-show-style conservation event exploring the story of climate change as told through the award-winning documentaries Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice.

Hosted by Jeff Renner, the evening will feature Jeff Orlowski, director of Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice, with special guest Caleb McClennen, vice president for global conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

By exploring the health crisis our natural world faces through riveting cinematography combined with scientific discovery, we can identify and promote real-life actions that will help heal our environment.

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Sound Conversations

Northeast Pacific Shark Symposium

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: March 24-25, 2018

The Seattle Aquarium is once again hosting the biennial Northeast Pacific Shark Symposium where shark biologists gather to share knowledge. The Seattle Aquarium, in collaboration with the Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Labs, California and the IUCN Shark Specialist Group Northeast Regional working group invite you to join us and learn more about these elusive creatures.
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Marine Mammal Mania

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: April 6-15, 2018

How does the Aquarium celebrate spring? With Marine Mammal Mania—hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals—join us!

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Members-only early opening: 9am on Sunday, April 9.

Marine Mammal Mania at the Seattle Aquarium
Mother's Day at the Seattle Aquarium

Mother's Day at the Aquarium

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: May 13, 2018

Celebrate moms of all types, animal and human.

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Mother’s Day free parking
Celebrate Mother’s Day with free parking by visiting the Seattle Aquarium and picking up a free parking voucher. Vouchers are good for up to four hours at select waterfront garages from 9am to 8pm. Click here for more information and a list of participating garages.

Members-only early opening at 9am with a special gift for moms.

Family Science Weekend

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: May 26-28, 2018

Participate in activities to learn about science and research taking place at the Seattle Aquarium. Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations will help the whole family discover science in a fun way.

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Members-only early opening: 9am on Sunday, May 28.

Family Science Weekend at the Seattle Aquarium
World Ocean Weekend at the Seattle Aquarium

World Ocean Weekend

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: June 9-10, 2018

Celebrate the world’s one big ocean with us and learn to be an ocean hero! Everyone, no matter where they live, can help keep the ocean clean and healthy. We'll show you how with a variety of hands-on activities and special demonstrations.

Be sure to bring your camera and see the Octonauts' show, To Your Stations, at 11am and 1pm in the Puget Sound Hall.
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Members-only early opening: 9am on Sunday, June 11.

Father's Day at the Aquarium

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: June 17, 2018

Celebrate dads of all types—animal and human. Join us for talks, enrichments and fun activities.

featuring a group LEGO® build with Master Builder Dan Parker from 9:30am-3pm in Life on the Edge.
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Members-only early opening at 9am.

Father's at the Seattle Aquarium
Orca Awareness Celebration

Orca Awareness Celebration

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: June 23-24, 2018

Learn about orcas with hands-on activities all weekend. Check out our 20-foot-long, inflatable orca, modeled after Granny—matriarch of the endangered southern resident population, and believed to have been the oldest known orca. Plus, find out how ocean debris impacts these whales, and why healthy salmon populations are so important to their survival.

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Members-only early opening: 9am on Sunday, June 25.

Shark Awareness Day

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: July 14, 2018

Join us to learn about sharks, skates and rays, including how we can help protect them. We’ll have special talks and hands-on activities throughout the Aquarium all about these amazing animals.

Shark Awareness Day at the Seattle Aquarium
Sea Otter Awareness Weekend at the Seattle Aquarium

Sea Otter Awareness Weekend

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: September 22-23, 2018

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!

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Members-only early opening: 9am on Sunday, September 25.

17th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Census

Where: Various dive locations

When: October 6-14, 2018

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.

Halloween at the Seattle Aquarium

Aquarium Halloween

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: October 26–28, 2018

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.

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Trick or treat on the waterfront

Trick or treat at waterfront neighborhood businesses from the ferry terminal to Pier 66 on Sunday, October 29, noon-4pm.
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Members-only early opening: 9am on Sunday, October 29.

Live streaming pumpkin cam: 9:30am-5pm
Watch live streaming video of Russ Leno carving aquatic designs into giant pumpkins at the Seattle Aquarium. WATCH LIVE HERE>

Discover Science Weekend

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: November 9-11, 2018

Bring the family to explore science together through exciting interactive experiments and presentations. Meet scientists and researchers from the Aquarium as well as other organizations in the community to learn about current projects, as well as why and how the research is being conducted.

Discover Science at the Seattle Aquarium
Deaf Community Day

Deaf Community Day

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: November 17, 2018

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

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For information on ourcommunity ticket program go to SeattleAquarium.org/connections.

Diving Santa

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at noon and 3pm
November 24-26,
December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24*
*At noon only on December 24. Seattle Aquarium closes at 3pm.

Come to the Aquarium and get in the mood for the winter holidays! Meet Diving Santa, take a photo and treat yourself to a seasonal beverage at our café’s espresso bar. With special holiday concerts featuring local Puget Sound groups on select weekends. Be sure to bring your camera!

 

Diving Santa at the Seattle Aquarium