Winter Fishtival and more Winter Fun at the Seattle Aquarium!

Calendar/Media Advisory

Winter Fishtival
December 26, 2019–January 5, 2020
A holiday tradition celebrating our local sea life! Special guests Captain Barnacles and Kwazii from the Octonauts visit on January 4. Make your resolution to be an ocean hero! Included with regular Aquarium admission.

Toddler Time
January 12–14, 26–28, February 2–4 and 9–11, 9:30am–noon
A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities for tots to explore. For children ages 5 and under; must be accompanied by an adult. Free with Aquarium admission. Toddler Time is offered with grant support from the U.S. Bank Foundation.

Evening Beach Walks
January 10 & February 8, 8:30-10:30pm
Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary!

Aquarium After Hours: Beach Party!
January 16, 6:30-10pm
Shake the winter off at the Aquarium After Hours: Beach Party! Dress in your favorite Aloha wear and bask in the indoor sunshine while exploring exhibits and learning more about our Hawaii research. 21+ Event tickets now available online.

Hawaii Weekend
January 18-20
Take a break from winter, dress up in Aloha wear, and join us at the Aquarium to explore a little of the tropics. Discover some of the unique sea life that originates only in the Hawaiian Islands. Featuring Hawaiian entertainment, hands-on activities and special diver experiences. Included with regular Aquarium admission.

Ocean Career Day
January 25
Ocean Career Day is an opportunity for middle, high school and college students to learn about educational, volunteer, internship and career opportunities at a variety of colleges, nonprofits and government institutions. Parents, guardians and teachers are also welcome to attend. Join us for formal presentations from marine science professionals and a panel presentation from representatives of colleges and universities, and speak with representatives from a variety of ocean-related organizations. Event tickets now available online.

Aquarium After Hours: No Pressure Valentine’s Days
February 14, 6:30-10pm
Gather your friends or significant other for low-key Valentine’s Day fun and a chance to discover the fascinating courtship behaviors of Aquarium animals. Hear about octopuses mating, anemones cloning themselves, sea stars broadcast spawning, hermaphroditic sea slugs, fish that change sex, and more! 21+ Event tickets now available online.

Octopus Week
February 15-23
Join us to learn about one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound, the giant Pacific octopus. Each day will feature hands-on activities, octopus feedings and talks. Included with regular Aquarium admission.

Lightning Talks
February 27
Join us for a fun, all ages evening at the Seattle Aquarium featuring fascinating, five-minute glimpses into the latest marine and ocean science from local scientists and science enthusiasts. Event tickets available online soon.

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: 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

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Tim Kuniholm
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