We are all doing our part to help fight the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing. The Aquarium may be closed, but our dedicated staff are working hard to bring the Aquarium to you!

Each week we will be bringing you online content about some of your favorite animals, conservation actions and at-home activities so you can continue to engage and learn about ocean health. Stay tuned to learn about the sea and shore birds of the Salish Sea, our local beach creatures, exotic warm water animals, and more! We have already posted some online resources that you can do on your own. Check out our website SeattleAquarium.org for animal fact sheets, our infographic library, at-home activities for kids, or check-in on our animals in real time with our live webcams.


And we’d like to remind you to GiveBIG!

Below are some of the highlights for the week. Be sure to visit SeattleAquarium.org/experience-aquarium-anywhere each week for an updated schedule.

  • Join Aquarium staff for virtual story time on Facebook and Twitter at 10am on Monday.
  • Tune in for a Facebook Live diver experience! A diver wearing a specialized mask will talk back and forth with an Aquarium interpreter on the dry side of the Washington Waters exhibit. Join us at 10am on Tuesday for this fun experience and you’ll even have a chance to ask questions!
  • And if you are able, don’t forget to show your love for the Aquarium by participating in GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6. Without ticket revenue, our need for your support has never been greater. Please consider a gift that will help us continue providing the best care for all our animals, support our staff, advance science-based policies to protect marine wildlife, and expand our at-home engagement and learning opportunities during our temporary closure. A gift of any size makes a difference. When you donate, your gift will be doubled up to $50,000, thanks to Al & Pat Friedrich, Brad & Lesley Canfield, Susie Sheppard Wyckoff, and the Kongsgaard Goldman Fund.
  • Check out some of our great videos, including behind the scenes looks at what our people do to care for all the animals!
  • Download some of kids’ activities like coloring sheets, match games, and more.
  • Check out our blog to learn about cool jobs and the people doing them at the Aquarium.

We have compiled a list of activities you can do on your own that are on our website. Remember to engage with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well.

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.

On the web: SeattleAquarium.org
On Facebook: facebook.com/Aquarium.Seattle
On Twitter: twitter.com/SeattleAquarium
On Instagram: instagram.com/seattleaquarium
On YouTube: youtube.com/seattleaquarium

Tim Kuniholm
(206) 386-4345