Members-only events

Members-only movie night

Featuring Coco (PG)

Friday, October 19

7-9:30pm

Enjoy a night out at the movies, Aquarium-style! Before the show starts at 7:30pm, you’ll have the opportunity to see, touch and explore the animals in our tide pools. You’ll also have time to load up on popcorn, candy and beverages before the lights go down. Come in pajamas for even more fun!

RSVP early! Space is limited and this event fills up quickly.

Please note: Only Aquarium members active on the date of the movie night are eligible to attend and non-members are not able to accompany a member to this event.

ATTENTION: There will be a non-refundable $3.00 processing fee for each member (4 and older) registering for this event.

Moviegoers are invited to visit our Life on the Edge, Life of a Drifter and Pacific Coral Reef exhibits; access to other exhibits is not available.

Registration opens October 2!

Members-only early openings


Join us for members-only early openings throughout the year, when we open our doors half an hour early exclusively for members. Join us at 9am to beat the crowds and experience the Aquarium as it’s just waking up. The kids can enjoy a free cocoa or lemonade* in our café that day. And remember, City of Seattle meter parking is free on Sundays!

Upcoming dates:

September 30 - Sea Otter Awareness Weekend

October 28 - Aquarium Halloween

November 25 - Diving Santa

December 30 - Winter Fishtival

*Drink vouchers are available at the front desk between 9 and 9:30am and redeemable at the cafe; anytime that day.

Pacific coral reef and Salish Sea activity backpacks: Available exclusively to members

Check out our activity backpacks, filled with games, activities and books that provide family fun and offer engaging ways to learn more about the Pacific coral reef, the Salish Sea, and the animals that live there. Detailed instructions for each activity are included as well as an adult guide to provide you with additional information and ideas while exploring our exhibits. Perfect for kids between ages 4 and 6.

Activity backpacks are available for member use every day from October 1 through March 31.

March is for members


We’re grateful for our members! To show our appreciation, we feature special members-only benefits and programs throughout the month of March. Highlights include members-only early openings, a members-only movie night, the chance to win an exclusive personalized tour of the Aquarium and a bigger discount in our café and gift shop.