Octopus Week is Coming to the Seattle Aquarium

When: February 17-25

Where: Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA

Alien looking. Intelligent. Masters of camouflage. Blue blood. Three hearts. Eight arms. No bones. Eats crab. Toxic saliva.

It’s an animal of mystery and legend. An icon. And one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound, the giant Pacific octopus. Celebrate President’s Day Weekend and mid-Winter break with this very special local celebrity. Join us on a mission of discovery as we explore the mystery and lifestyle of this amazing undersea animal with daily octopus feedings and talks, plus hands-on activities. In addition, the following action packed activities are always highlights of Octopus Week:

  • Live octopus release on Saturday, 2/17 at noon. Watch live video feed as our biologists escort Webster, one of our octopuses, to a new home in Puget Sound just below the Aquarium’s pier. The following Saturday, 2/24 at noon, Yoda, another octopus will be released.
  • Divers swimming with an octopus on 2/19 and 2/25 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.

Winter hours/prices at the Aquarium: The Aquarium’s admission gate is open 9:30am to 5pm daily, with the exhibits closing at 6pm. Admission fees: Adults $29.95; youth (4–12) $19.95; children 3 and under are admitted free.

Hours/prices at the Aquarium:
The Aquarium’s admission gate is open 9:30am to 5pm daily, with the exhibits closing at 6pm. Admission fees: Adults $29.95; Youth (4–12) $19.95; Children 3 and under are admitted free. Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve open 9:30am to 3pm, with the exhibits closing at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day.

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
(206) 386-4345