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Diver high-fiving children

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.

Brightly colored salmon swimming

Weekends in June-September

Cedar River Salmon Journey

What do salmon need to thrive? Why is clean and cold water so important to their survival? Discover how you can help to keep these special creatures coming back to the river where they were born. See the salmon migration and learn about the epic journey that takes place every year as salmon swim from the ocean, through the Ballard Locks, into Lake Washington, and up the river to spawn.

Volunteer reading to a child

Daily 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.

Fur seal peeking out of the water

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.

Octopus tentacles on glass

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!

September 2019 through June 2020

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.

Windows on Washington Waters exhibit with large crowd of people

Thursday, September 19

After Hours: From Dusk 'til Spawn

Adults take over the Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event featuring animal experiences, music, a cash bar and more.

Sea otters holding hands graphic

September 28–29, 2019

Sea Otter Awareness Weekend

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 5-13, 2019

19th 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.

Seachange fundraising breakfast logo

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SeaChange

The Seattle Aquarium board of directors and event chair Casey Schuchart invite you to SeaChange, a fundraising breakfast benefiting conservation and research.

Windows on Washington Waters exhibit with large crowd of people

Thursday, October 31

After Hours: Get Your Glow on!

Adults take over the Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event featuring animal experiences, music, a cash bar and more.

October 25-27, 2019

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.