Seattle council approves $34 million for new Seattle Aquarium pavilion with sharks, stingrays

Published by The Seattle Times

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to cement a $34 million contribution toward the construction of a Seattle Aquarium expansion project.

The nonprofit Aquarium Society, which operates Seattle’s city-owned aquarium, intends to build a $113 million new Ocean Pavilion between Pike Place Market and Piers 59 and 60 as part of a wider effort by the city to remake the downtown waterfront after the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

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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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