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After Hours: No Pressure Valentine’s Day

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SOLD OUT—Our After Hours: No Pressure valentine’s Day event is sold out.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis and we do not have a waiting list or resale ticket vendor. The Seattle Aquarium, using 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.

For information about future After Hours events, including when tickets go on sale, please sign up to receive news and updates from the Seattle Aquarium.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024




Seattle Aquarium

Join us for this fun 21+ event

After Hours: No Pressure Valentine's Day

Rockfish are red. The ocean is blue. We’ve got the perfect low-key Valentine’s Day event for you! Grab your loved ones and join us at the Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event, featuring music from musical duo CZNS. You’ll get the chance to explore the Aquarium at night, take part in a species scavenger hunt, purchase delicious food and drinks, and more!

Not only will you enjoy a fun night at the Aquarium, but your ticket purchase will help support our animal care and marine conservation work. Talk about spreading the love!

If you’re looking for the full Animal Crossing: New Horizons experience, we recommend visiting the Aquarium during our regular daytime hours.

This event is for adults 21 years old or older. View our After Hours FAQ for more information, along with answers to other frequently asked After Hours event questions.

Members and Connection program partners

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

Buy early and save!

After Hours tickets

We’re offering plan-ahead pricing for this event, which means that the further in advance you purchase your tickets, the more you’ll save—so grab yours today! Prices will increase as the event date approaches.

Prepaid packages available for purchase online

Please note: Plush packages are add-ons to general admission tickets; they do not include admission to the event. Package purchases are refundable until February 13, 2024. Starting February 14, 2024, add-on purchases are non-refundable and will expire at the end of the After Hours: No Pressure Valentine’s Day event. Package items not redeemed are non-refundable.

This fun evening will include:

Live musical performances by the band CZNS

CZNS is the acoustic duo of Young-Chhaylee and Craig Suede, known for their vocal harmonies and infectious, feel-good vibes. Seattle Weekly (Jake Uitti) wrote: “Hearing their harmonies blend as I stood in the back of the room made me feel like I was in one of those often talked about nights a decade ago when the founding members of The Head and the Heart sang together for the first time.”

  • Set 1: 7–7:45pm
  • Set 2: 8:30–9:15pm

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Scavenger hunt

Participate in a fun and challenging scavenger hunt in our Pacific Coral Reef habitat. See if you can locate and identify a variety of animals—look closely, some hide very well! Aquarium volunteers will be on hand to help and answer questions.

Love notes activity stations

Throughout the Aquarium, you will be invited to leave notes of love and positive affirmation. Feel free to write them to whoever or whatever you wish—to others, to Aquarium animals, to the universe!

Whales of the Salish Sea cart

Come by and meet our Seattle Aquarium volunteers who will share fascinating information about the whales that live and thrive in the Salish Sea.

Available for purchase

Food and beverages

Dinner stations

  • Beef bourguignon: $14 (avoiding gluten)
    Cabernet wine-braised beef cheek, lardons, pearl onions, carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Coq au vin: $14 (avoiding gluten)
    Pinot noir-braised Mary’s Organic Chicken thigh, garlic confit, pearl onions, roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Mushroom and chickpea ragout: $14 (vegan; avoiding gluten)
    Locally foraged mushrooms, chickpeas, lacinato kale, San Marzano tomatoes, sherry vinegar, mashed potatoes

Specialty drinks

  • Bonbon: $14
    Cacao-infused cappelletti, vodka, simple syrup, blood orange juice, prosecco
  • Love note: $14
    Bourbon, raspberry, triple sec, orange juice, club soda
  • Zest friend mocktail: $10
    Pineapple and blood orange shrub, ginger beer


  • Earl Grey and grapefruit mousse hearts: $4.50 (avoiding gluten)
  • Raspberry Linzer cookies: $4.50
  • Chocolate mousse with passion fruit: $4.50
  • Peanut butter chocolate cake: $4.50 (vegan)
  • Assorted bar snacks will also be available for purchase.

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.

The gift shop will be open 6:30–9:30pm.

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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Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 9pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 20. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

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