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Seattle Aquarium Campus

A white wave shape.

Located on Seattle’s historic central waterfront, the Seattle Aquarium is made up of three buildings: Piers 59 and 60, directly over the waters of Elliott Bay, and the Ocean Pavilion—currently under construction, with a grand opening planned for summer 2024. Together, they tell a powerful story about Earth’s connected waters—from Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, all the way to the other side of the world.

The front of Seattle Aquarium's Pier 59 building on a sunny day.

Pier 59

A designated City of Seattle landmark, Pier 59 is where you’ll find the Aquarium’s main admission gate, the Aquarium café and gift shop, our Caring Cove play space, virtual reality experience, the 120,000-gallon Window on Washington Waters habitat and several others—including our popular touch pools, where Aquarium interpreters can show you how to get a sea urchin “hug.”

Visit our Pier 59 webpage for details about what you’ll discover in this fascinating building.

A photo of the back of the Seattle Aquarium campus, taken from the water.

Pier 60

Directly north of Pier 59, Pier 60 may not look like a separate building—but it is! Accessed via a covered breezeway, it’s home to the Aquarium’s always-captivating bird and marine mammal habitats, the Underwater Dome, our Veterinary Care Center, an outdoor walkway with stunning views across Elliott Bay, and more.

Visit our Pier 60 webpage to explore what you’ll find as you make your way through this multi-level building.

There’s so much more to explore in the neighborhood


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.

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Support the Seattle Aquarium

Two sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium floating on the water in their habitat, holding onto each other demonstrating a rafting behavior.

With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

Giving Tuesday

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

Cyber weekend

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