Members must reserve tickets online before visiting. You must log in to your membership account to access the member tickets.
The number of free tickets you may reserve is based on your membership level. Additional tickets for those not covered under your membership must be purchased online separately.
Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time and no later than 15 minutes after your scheduled time. Come prepared to show your digital ticket for scanning.
Reserve your tickets here.
To view your membership and reserve member tickets, you must log in using the primary account holder’s last name and membership ID. This information is listed on your membership card and in the confirmation email you received when you purchased your membership.
When reserving your member tickets, there will be an option to add one or two half-price guests to your order. Payment will be collected online during checkout. Half-price guests cannot visit the Aquarium without a member present.
We don’t have any members-only hours. However, each time slot has a set number of tickets dedicated to members that the general public cannot reserve.
All memberships that were active before our temporary closure or purchased during it will be automatically extended to account for any lost time. We will send you an email confirming your membership extension that will be applied once the Aquarium can safely reopen to the public.
- Digital or physical membership card (if you don't have either one, we can look you up in our system but it may take some time).
- You may also be asked to provide identification for each adult member listed on your membership who is visiting that day.
If you purchased an Individual Plus, Dual Plus or Family Plus membership or have a Friends of the Aquarium membership, then you have the flexible guest option as a benefit. A flexible guest is a guest that accompanies a member into the Aquarium. This member can be one of the listed adults or the listed member's child (if you have the Family Plus membership). Only one flexible guest is allowed into the Aquarium per visit, per member family.
We allow one name change per membership year. You will have to return both of your membership cards to us consenting that both originally listed adults agree to have the name changed.
One year from the end of the month that you purchased it in. Example: If you purchased on May 20, 2011, your expiration date would be May 31, 2012.
Memberships are non-transferable.
No, this membership only allows entry to the Seattle Aquarium.
With the Aquarium Family and Family Plus levels you may have up to six of your (grand)children (ages 18 and under) on your membership. Children ages 3 and under are always admitted free at the Aquarium; therefore, a membership that includes children is not necessary for individuals or families with children under age 4.
No, our memberships are for families and individuals only.
Our Family Plus membership with a flexible guest is the best way to go if you have a nanny or a local grandparent. Please see "How does a flexible guest work?" for more answers.
Yes. Day-of admission receipts are redeemable toward your membership if you purchase the membership that same day. Only one admission receipt is valid toward a membership, and can be used only for the individuals who purchased the admission tickets. Only the admission that would be covered on the membership will go toward the cost of the membership. Example: if you have two admission tickets on one receipt, but buy an Individual level membership, only one of the admission tickets will go toward the membership.
As a nonprofit organization, our donors help us achieve our mission: Inspiring Conservations of Our Marine Environment. You can call us at (206) 693-6217 if you have any questions or visit the Donate page of our website.
Yes, your membership is fully tax deductible. Seattle Aquarium is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, #91-1189249, registered in Washington state.
If you think a higher level membership will better fit your family, then we can upgrade you within your membership year. You will be asked to pay the difference between how much you paid for your membership level and the level you would like to upgrade to—your expiration date will stay the same. You will then be asked to use your temporary membership until new cards arrive.
COVID-19 update: To limit guest interaction at the front desk, please call us at (206) 838-3900 to purchase a membership with any of the discounts described below.
Microsoft Prime members receive 20% off Seattle Aquarium memberships priced $219 and below. Valid Prime cards must be shown in person at the Aquarium to receive the discount.
PCC members receive 10% off Seattle Aquarium memberships priced $219 and below. Valid PCC membership cards must be shown in person at the Aquarium to receive the discount.
Low-income families may qualify for a membership voucher through our Connections program.
While we do not have a foster family membership, the Seattle Aquarium is pleased to offer free admission to foster families during the Aquarium’s regular business hours. To learn more about what documentation is required, visit our Connections page.
- Access the membership email from your iPhone.
- Click the "Download" button.
- Click "Add to Wallet."
- Click "Add."
- The card will automatically go to your iPhone’s Apple Wallet, where it can be accessed at any time.
- Download Wallet Passes from Google Play.
- After you have the app, access the membership email from your smartphone.
- Click “Download” in the email.
- The card will automatically go to your Wallet Passes app, where it can be accessed at any time.
Please be ready to show your ID at the front gate so our guest services representatives can look up your membership for entry. If you have an older physical membership card, you can continue to use that as well.
Please be ready to show your ID at the front gate so our guest services representatives can look up your membership for entry. If you have an older, physical membership card, you can continue to use that as well.
iPhone users: Navigate to the back of the card by clicking on the three dots on the top right, then click on the Apple “sharing” icon (box with an arrow pointing upward) and select the secondary member from your AirDrop, email or text message contacts.
Android users: Navigate to the back of the card (click the small "i" on the front) and use the “Share Pass” button to send the card to your secondary member.
If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card (scroll through any cards that are already there—it may be hiding!). If you have an Android, you’ll need to download Wallet Passes from the Play Store prior to downloading the card.
Thanks for joining us! Your digital membership card will be emailed to you within five to 10 business days of signup.
Your membership card will be automatically updated within five to 10 business days with your new expiration date and any changes that you may have made when you renewed. The only time you’ll receive a new card to download is if your email address and/or your membership ID changes.
Any changes to the information stored on your membership card will be updated within five to 10 business days of requesting/initiating the change. If you’ve disabled automatic updates, you may need to manually refresh your card by pulling down the screen.
Gift certificates are emailed to the purchaser with the option to also have a physical certificate mailed to the purchaser or the recipient. The membership begins only when the gift certificate is redeemed. Perfect for gift giving!
Gift memberships begin on the date of purchase. Recommended for renewing existing members.
Purchasing a gift certificate or gift membership is as easy as purchasing a membership for yourself—you can do so over the phone at (206) 838-3900 or on our website. For now, we prefer that you not make gift certificate/gift membership purchases in person.
Gift certificates must be redeemed for the membership to begin. They may be redeemed via mail, phone or email. For now, we ask that gift certificates are not redeemed in person at the Aquarium.
To redeem physical gift certificates via mail:
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
To redeem physical or digital gift certificates via phone or email:
Call us at (206) 838-3900, Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aquarium only offers gift certificates for memberships and does not offer gift certificates for regular admission tickets or custom dollar amounts. General admission tickets may be purchased online and gifted—however, please note that tickets are only valid for 90 days after the date of purchase.
As of March 2010, the Aquarium/Zoo joint membership program is no longer available.
Basic Aquarium membership benefits include the option to bring up to two guests per membership per visit at half the admission price. When reserving your member tickets online, there will be an option to add one or two half-price guests to your order. Payment will be collected during checkout. Half-price guests cannot visit the Aquarium without a member present.
To help the environment and conserve resources, we send our member event invites through our monthly member e-newsletter, not via USPS. If you are an active member and not receiving these emails, please call the membership office at (206) 838-3900.
For now, we aren’t holding members-only events at the Aquarium. When we’re able to offer them again, from the members-only events page, click on the event you would to register for, you will then be asked to verify your membership with your member number or email address before being continuing on through the registration process.
For now, we aren’t holding members-only events at the Aquarium. When we’re able to offer them again, we will revert to our standard policy of having them open only to those with active memberships on the dates of the events for space reasons. However, if your membership includes a free flexible guest, you may register that person.
For now, we aren’t holding members-only events at the Aquarium. When we’re able to offer them again, guests are welcome at all members-only early openings. Our members-only movie nights have limited seating, so only members may attend. Any other members-only events will specify the policy for guests in the event descriptions.