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Public programs

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Dive into our programs

Opportunities for the community at large: meet us on a local shoreline, join our clubs or enroll your children in our popular marine summer camps!

Toddler Time

This drop-in program is free with Aquarium admission and offers a variety of learner-centered, developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities for young children. Toddler Time is hosted on select Sundays and Mondays, for children ages 5 and under and their parents/caregivers.

Toddler Time Information

Beach Naturalist

Stroll along almost any local beach during low tide and you’ll see that the shore is alive! Explore local beaches with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover fascinating creatures. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary!

Join us at a beach

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Join volunteer naturalists at the Ballard Locks June through September, and again along the Cedar River in October, to see salmon! Learn about our local salmon, the challenges they face and how you can help keep these special creatures coming back to the river where they were born.


Join us at a river

Marine Summer Camp

We are excited to invite campers to explore the aquatic world with us here during the summer. During each five-day week, campers will participate in many different fun games and activities, get to know the animals that call the Aquarium home and learn how to protect our one world ocean.

Summer camps

Marine Science Clubs

The Seattle Aquarium is proud to host these free, online, drop-in clubs for middle and high school students who are passionate about marine conservation.

The clubs meet online every week, with a monthly in-person meeting focused on a fun conservation activity.

Join a club

Youth Ocean Advocates

We’re looking for passionate young people who have an interest in learning about the ocean and will work to inspire others to take conservation action.

Youth Ocean Advocates use their time, talents, and passion to conserve our marine environment. 

Become an advocate

Community Partner Connections Program

The Seattle Aquarium aims to be inclusive and welcoming to all, and believes that our audience should reflect the diversity of our region. Toward that end, the Seattle Aquarium Connections program provides complimentary admission tickets and discounted memberships through community partner organizations.

The goal of the Seattle Aquarium Connections program is to provide opportunities to experience the Aquarium to those in our community who might otherwise experience barriers to engaging with us. To support our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, we hope to create authentic, mutually beneficial relationships that build trust between the Aquarium and our partner communities and provide quality, culturally relevant marine conservation educational experiences to all.


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.

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

Get 15% OFF all memberships!