Mothers, Families, Beaches and the World's Ocean—Just Some of the Fun Coming to Seattle Aquarium!

The sun is out (today anyway) and we’re looking forward to another season of fun and learning at the Seattle Aquarium!

Mother’s Day at the Aquarium, May 13: Celebrate the joys of motherhood and discover some of the secrets of our sea animal mothers. Join us for special talks and demonstrations—all about the moms! Also enjoy free parking for up to four hours at select waterfront garages.

Sound Conversations—In Search of a Strawless Ocean, May 17: Join our host Jeff Renner and special guest Dune Ives, executive director of Lonely Whale, to discuss the issue of ocean plastics. Why worry about plastics in the ocean? What can be done about it? How can I, as an individual, really help with solutions to the problem? Learn about these topics and more.

Aquarium After Hours, May 24: Gather your friends for an evening where adults take over the Seattle Aquarium at Aquarium After Hours. Want to take a closer look at life on the edge? The intertidal zone—where land and sea meet—is bustling with life and unexpected surprises. Come discover the amazing animals that dwell in this ever-changing habitat. This 21+ event will provide you with the opportunity to brush up on beach animal ID and etiquette so you can explore local beaches on low-tide days this summer with confidence!

Family Science Weekend, May 26–28: Memorial Day Weekend is also Family Science Weekend. Join us at the Seattle Aquarium for fun, hands-on science including looking for plankton, learning about Aquarium research and more! Don’t forget to bring along one of your stuffed animals for a check-up!

Meet beach naturalists, May–August: May 29 is the beginning of the summer Beach Naturalist program. Join trained volunteers and explore the shoreline with us at several local beaches. This is a free, drop-in program and reservations aren’t needed. Visit the Aquarium website for all the dates, times, locations and directions.

World Ocean Celebration, June 9–10: Celebrate the world’s one big ocean with us and learn to be an ocean hero! Everyone, no matter where they live, can help keep the ocean clean and healthy. We'll show you how with a variety of hands-on activities and special demonstrations. We’ll also have a special show featuring Captain Barnacles and Kwazii: Octonauts—To Your Stations! Show times are 11am and 1pm.

Hours/prices at the Aquarium: The Aquarium’s admission gate is open 9:30am to 5pm daily, with the exhibits closing at 6pm.*Special note:*The entire Aquarium will be closed all day Friday, June 1 for Splash!, our annual fundraising gala. We will reopen at 9:30am on Saturday, June 2. Admission fees: Adults $29.95; youth (ages 4–12) $19.95; children age 3 and under are admitted free.

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

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Tim Kuniholm
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