When: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:30am
Where: Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101
Enter through the main entrance. Meet the divers in the Puget Sound Hall. Dive will take place off Pier 59.
Who: Aquarium dive team and Casper, a giant Pacific octopus.
What: Meet the team of divers that will escort Casper, to his new home in Elliott Bay as they gear up for this adventure. Divers will suit up in the Puget Sound Hall starting at 11:30am. Guests will be able to interact with the divers-learn about all the dive equipment and ask questions about the octopus as well! Then follow the team as they make their way into the chilly waters with their VIO – Very Important Octopus. Watch live video feed and learn all about the life styles of the largest species of octopus in the world!
Additional highlights of Octopus Week:
- Saturday, 2/22 at noon, another octopus, Freckles, will be released.
- Divers swim with an octopus on 2/16 and 2/23 at noon in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Get a one-of-a-kind view of an octopus and learn amazing facts about this iconic Puget Sound animal.
- Octopus weigh-in on Wednesday, 2/19 at 1:30pm. How does one weigh a slippery, suckery, and boneless giant Pacific octopus? Come see for yourself at this demonstration during Octopus Week.