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After Hours: Summer Fling

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Join us for this fun 21+ event!

After Hours: Summer Fling


Thursday, August 22, 2024




Seattle Aquarium

Soak up the summer fun with us! Adults will take over the Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event. Enjoy all the summer has to offer at the Aquarium, where you can chat with staff and learn more about our programs and the animals in our care. And make sure to bring your dancing shoes because the band The Pazific will be jamming away. We’ll also have buskers, food and beverages available for purchase, and an unbeatable waterfront view of the Olympic mountains.

Ticket proceeds cover just part of the cost of sustaining our animal care and marine conservation work. Please consider adding a tax-deductible donation to help support the Seattle Aquarium and our expansion with the new Ocean Pavilion.

This event is for adults 21 years old or older. View our After Hours FAQ for more information.

Buy early and save!

After Hours tickets

Take advantage of our early bird pricing. We’re offering a special discounted rate for guests who buy tickets early. And remember, After Hours can sell out, so don’t wait. Get your tickets today!

VIP Experience

Come get the party started with our exclusive VIP experience! Join us at 6:30pm for snacks, drinks, merch and more in our VIP tent. Tickets are limited, so get yours before they’re gone. The VIP experience includes:

  • Admission to After Hours: Summer Fling.
  • Access to our VIP tent with stunning waterfront views of the Olympic mountains.   
  • Hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. 
  • A digital photo redeemable at the picture kiosk.
  • Reuseable swag bag for pickup in the VIP tent.

Please note: The VIP experience is a set price and is not subject to early bird rates. Items not redeemed are non-refundable.

Members and Connections program partners

Seattle Aquarium members and Connection program partners receive a 10% discount on tickets! To get the promo code:

Members: Log in to your membership account or email

Connections program partners: Email

Live music

Performance Schedule


Judd Wasserman performing on the back deck

Sean Morrison performing in the Underwater Dome


7:45–8:30pm and 9–9:45pm:
The Pazific performing in Ackerly Foundation Puget Sound Hall

Available for purchase

Food and beverages

Food and snacks

  • Smoked brisket sandwich: $12 (Contains gluten and sesame)
    House smoked brisket, Alderwood smoked BBQ sauce, Salish Sea slaw, Franz potato bun
  • BBQ chicken sandwich: $12 (Contains gluten and sesame)
    Apple cider-brined chicken thigh, apple BBQ sauce, Washington apple slaw, Franz potato bun
  • Stone fruit-braised jackfruit sandwich: $12 (vegan, contains gluten and sesame)
    Peach and nectarine braised jackfruit, Rainier cherry relish, Franz potato bun
  • Alderwood smoked beans: $4 (vegan, avoiding gluten)
    Navy beans, roasted peppers, stone-ground mustard
  • Chipotle corn on the cob: $4 (vegetarian, avoiding gluten, contains dairy)
    Yakima Valley corn, chipotle butter
  • Giant Bavarian pretzel: $7
    San Juan sea salt, whole grain mustard
  • Sundried tomato and brie tart: $7
    Puff pastry, sundried tomatoes, brie, basil oil
  • Watermelon and feta salad: $7
    Puyallup Valley watermelon, whole milk feta, pickled red onion, arugula
  • Nutty Squirrel gelato: Prices vary
    Various flavors

Specialty drinks

  • Lavender Bee’s Knees
    Browne Gigi’s Garden Gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice, honey simple syrup, garnished with lemon wheel and lavender sprig
  • Moscow Mule
    Browne Andy’s Farm-Crafted Vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice, ginger beer, garnished with lime wedge
  • More drinks (including mocktails) to come!

Frequently asked questions

Yes. By law, everyone must be 21 years or older to attend this event. Children (including toddlers and babies) are not allowed inside the Aquarium for After Hours events. Don’t forget to bring your ID.

No. You can purchase tickets for After Hours by clicking on an event above.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis and we do not have a wait list or resale ticket vendor. The Seattle Aquarium, in partnership with Eventbrite, is the only official vendor for After Hours events. To avoid problems with counterfeit, stolen or voided tickets, please make all ticket purchases through Seattle Aquarium-authorized websites only.

Seattle Aquarium members and Connection program partners receive a 10% discount on tickets!
To get the promo code:

We do not offer parking vouchers.

Please visit our directions and parking page for more information on getting to the Aquarium and nearby parking options.

Click on “request a refund” or contact the organizer via your Eventbrite account to request a refund, including the reason for the request. Refunds will include the ticket price less the Eventbrite fees (which consist of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined). Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable.

Refund requests must be made 24 hours before the event.

Yes. Details will be communicated on the event webpage. No outside food or drink is allowed.

Cash is not accepted. Payment options include chip cards with PIN entry and signatures for added security; credit/debit cards from all major credit card companies; and payment services including Apple Pay®, Google Pay® and Samsung Pay®.

No. All tickets can be in your name for your guests.

Yes, the gift shop will be open.

An unstaffed coat rack is available at no charge during After Hours events (space is limited). Bag and coat check are not available. The Seattle Aquarium is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Yes. Please first go to Guest Services to request a stamp for re-entry.

Please join our mailing list to sign up for the Seattle Aquarium newsletter, which includes news and information on upcoming events.

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Ocean Pavilion

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Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 10pm Pacific on Wednesday, July 10. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

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