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!
The next members-only movie night will be in March 2019. Check back in February for registration information!
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!
November 25—Diving Santa
December 30—Winter Fishtival
January 20—Hawaii Weekend
February 17—Octopus Week
*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 with the exception of all federal holidays and the following blackout dates:
December 26-January 6—Winter Fishtival
January 19-21—Hawaii Weekend
February 16-24—Octopus Week
You can check one out at the member desk on a first come, first served basis. A credit card number is required to check out a backpack and will be given back to you at the end of checkout. 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 will be greatly appreciated and will help guide us in future activity plans. If you fill out the survey, you will also have a chance to win a FREE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP renewal.
Our survey prize winner will be contacted by April 15, 2019. Only existing members will be eligible to win.
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.