Santa returns to dive at the Seattle Aquarium!

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Fridays–Mondays, November 29–December 23

Fridays & Mondays at noon; Saturdays & Sundays at noon and 3pm

Added day! Tuesday, December 24 at noon

Saturday, December 7 there will be American Sign Language interpretation during Santa’s Storytimes and Dives


Come to the Aquarium and get in the spirit for the winter holidays! See Santa diving in the 120,000-gallon Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Bring your camera, take your picture with Diving Santa and stay perfectly dry! Or have your photo taken by our professional photographer so the whole family can be in the picture. Treat yourself to a seasonal beverage in our café. Enjoy special holiday concerts featuring local Puget Sound groups on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.

November 30-Caspar Babypants

December 1-Onomatopoeia

December 7-Mikey the Rad Scientist

December 8-Highline Flute Ensemble

December 14-Recess Monkey

December 15-Onomatopoeia

December 21-Caspar Babypants

December 22-Emerald City Voices

December 24-The Dickens Carolers

Photos are free, but donations will be accepted to help fund DreamNights at the Seattle Aquarium—evenings dedicated to bringing children who have disabilities, are chronically ill or who have special needs to the Aquarium for a fun evening of exploring the undersea world in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.

Hours/prices at the Aquarium:

The Aquarium’s admission gate is open 9:30am–5pm daily*, with the exhibits closing at 6pm. Admission fees: adults, $34.95; youth (ages 4–12), $24.95; and children age 3 and under are admitted free. Discounts available for Washington State residents. Tickets are also available online.

*Holiday hours: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve open 9:30am to 3pm, with the exhibits closing at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day.

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About the Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium is one of Washington state’s leading environmental education and stewardship institutions, and the region’s gathering place for discussion and sharing information about marine conservation. It maintains a number of research initiatives in cooperation with federal, state, zoological and university partners. The Aquarium is located on Pier 59, at 1483 Alaskan Way.

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Tim Kuniholm
(206) 386-4345