Programs

Public Programs

Practicing physical distancing at the beach
Beach Naturalist

Beach naturalists will be on the beach, practicing physical distancing, during select low tides, as conditions allow.

If you plan to go to the beach, remember to wear a face mask and to keep a minimum of 6’ between you, our naturalists and other beachgoers. Please stay home if you feel sick or have a fever.

Salmon
Cedar River Salmon Journey

See and learn about salmon along the Cedar River this fall with help from the Aquarium!

  • Find out where you can see salmon—and request a free pair of glasses to help spot them.
  • Download free, family-friendly activities to make the most of a visit to the Cedar River.
  • Join us for a three-part webinar series.
Children peering into tidepools
Summer Camp

In accordance with Washington’s phased approach to reopening, we have decided to cancel marine summer camp 2020. If you are already registered, you will be receiving an email with details on how to receive a full refund.

Toddler Time
Toddler Time

We regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020–2021 season of Toddler Time due to the impacts of COVID-19. As Washington state moves through the governor’s Safe Start phases, please check back here for other learning opportunities for your little one. We can’t wait to welcome you back when health and safety guidelines permit!

Connections partners


Education programs

Sea Star
Distance learning

Seattle Aquarium programming is designed to enhance your school curriculum with digital learning opportunities. Meet our educators through video conferencing to experience online versions of some of our most popular in-person programs.

Teachers, register today for access to this special programming for your students.

Sign on the beach to promote empathy: "I don't have a face but I'm still an animal"
Fostering empathy for wildlife

The Seattle Aquarium has embraced empathy for animals as a key motivator for Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. Through grant-funded initiatives, we’ve laid the groundwork for best practices, enhanced visitor programming and promoted industry interest in principles for empathy for animals. 

Teacher resources


Tools to help you share the wonder of the marine environment with your students.