Members-only events

The Seattle Aquarium is closed to the public temporarily.

Members-only early openings every Sunday and Monday

Join us at 9am to beat the crowds and experience the Aquarium as it’s just waking up! No reservations are needed—just show up and enjoy having the Aquarium to yourself! Guests are welcome to attend these events with you.

Don’t forget—kids get to enjoy a free cocoa or lemonade from our café. Drink vouchers will be available at the front desk between 9 and 9:30am and redeemable anytime that day.


Upcoming dates:
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Members' Night Out is cancelled

As a result of the developing situation with COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Members’ Night Out event. For more opportunities to experience the Aquarium at night, please check out our upcoming After Hours events—we would love to see you there! Thank you for understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you to future member events.

Members-only movie night

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!

Our next movie night will be in July 2020. Check back in June for registration information!

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.

Activity backpacks are available for member use every day from October 1 through March 31 with the exception of all federal holidays and the following blackout dates:

Winter Fishtival: December 26–January 5

Hawaii Weekend: January 18–20

Octopus Week: February 15–23

You can check out a backpack at the member desk on a first-come, first-served basis. A credit card number is required to check out a backpack. Please note: backpacks are for use only while you're in the Aquarium and cannot be taken home.

You will be asked to complete a short survey when you return the backpack so we can learn from your experience. Your participation and feedback are greatly appreciated and will help guide us in future activity plans. If you fill out the survey, you’ll also have a chance to win a FREE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP renewal.

Our survey prize winner will be contacted by April 10, 2020.

If you’re a member and not already receiving our newsletters, email membership@seattleaquarium.org to sign up!