Celebrate salmon in October

Why are Pacific salmon and the endangered southern resident orca population so critically important, and what are the connections between them? Join the Seattle Aquarium in October to learn more about salmon and our local orcas as we celebrate these amazing animals and the connections between them.

Take part in the Cedar River Salmon Journey
Get outside this fall for some free, family-friendly, educational fun! Watch salmon spawning, learn about them and discover what we can all do to help them (and orcas too!). The Cedar River hosts a threatened run of Chinook, as well as sockeye and coho salmon, among other fish species. October is peak viewing season for sockeye and the best month to spot all three species.

We’ve developed a collection of resources to help you learn about salmon and the watershed on a self-guided visit to the Cedar River—get all the details at SeattleAquarium.org/salmon-journey:

  1. Find out where you can see salmon—and request a free pair of glasses to help spot them!
  2. Download free, family-friendly activities to make the most of your visit.
  3. Join us for a webinar series about salmon and the Cedar River Watershed, October 13 and 20.

We hope that, next fall, restrictions due to COVID-19 will be lifted and we’ll once again be able to station volunteer naturalists at sites along the river to help people learn and explore!

Enjoy a diver experience with lots of salmon on Wednesday, October 7 at 2:30pm
Tune in for a Facebook live diver experience from the Aquarium’s Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Watch, listen, ask questions for the diver to answer, and see the salmon swimming and feeding!

Hours/prices at the Aquarium:
The Aquarium’s admission gate is open 9:30am–5pm daily, with the exhibits closing at 6pm. Online ticket prices: adults, $32.95; youth (ages 4–12), $22.95; children age 3 and under are admitted free. Discounts available for Washington state residents. Tickets purchased at the Aquarium are $2 more. 

About the Seattle Aquarium
Founded in 1977 and located on Pier 59 in the heart of Seattle, Washington, the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium serves as the largest platform for ocean conservation and engagement in the Pacific Northwest. With a mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, it leads educational, conservation and regional research initiatives for a healthier planet. A thriving and vibrant Aquarium is a key part of Seattle. Help secure the Aquarium for years to come by donating to the Resilience Fund at www.seattleaquarium.org/donate.

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Tim Kuniholm
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