Purchase tickets online in advance to save on your visit. Plus, for a limited time, receive two hours of free parking at the Pike Place Market garage when you visit. Just ask our friendly staff for a voucher when you arrive!
Visit your favorite SEAlebrities for an entire year! An Aquarium membership provides unlimited visits for one year and exclusive reserved entry times. Become a member and join us in our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.
Open daily, 9:30am–6pm.
Last entry at 5pm; exhibits close at 6pm.
Meet some of our SEAlebrities
Polka and Dot
Whitespotted boxfish are found throughout the Pacific and Indian oceans, making their homes in reef ecosystems at depths ranging from just over three feet to nearly 100 feet. Although small, growing to less than 10 inches, they are mighty—with interesting anatomy and a potent weapon to keep predators at bay.
Look for our two SEAlebrity whitespotted boxfish, Polka and Dot, in the Pacific Coral Reef inside Pier 59!
Molalla and Ahanu
In the wild, river otters make their homes in a variety of habitats, near both marine and fresh water. In coastal waters, they can be found traveling and foraging in estuaries, marshes and the lower parts of streams. Inland, they’re found in lowland marshes and swamps, streams and small lakes.
Look for our two SEAlebrity river otters, Molalla and Ahanu, in the river otter habitat on Pier 60!
The giant wrymouth is the largest member of the wrymouth family, which includes four recognized species. Giant wrymouths can grow to over 5½ feet in length, compared to around 3 feet for wrymouths and a mere 1 foot for dwarf wrymouths.
Look for our SEAlebrity giant wrymouth, Belle, in Puget Sound fish, located in Pier 60, near the Underwater Dome habitat!
With timed ticketing and plan-ahead pricing, you choose the best fit for your budget and schedule. The farther in advance you purchase your tickets, the more you’re likely to save!
When you purchase tickets on our website you’ll see all available dates/times and their respective ticket prices. In general, for busier periods with higher estimated attendance, prices will reflect high demand. For quieter attendance days such as weekdays, prices will be lower. (This is also the perfect opportunity to note that the Aquarium will never exceed capacity limits in place to protect the health of our visitors, staff and volunteers—as well as the animals in our care).
Prices listed for each date will always be the most affordable option for that particular date. They’ll never decrease but they may increase, so purchasing earlier is always the best option! And tickets purchased online will always cost less than tickets purchased on site, even on the day of your visit.
Get two hours of free parking during your visit!
Check our directions and parking page for more information on how you can get a voucher for two hours of free parking at the Pike Place Market parking garage.
Two Hours of free parking offer
Free parking validation available while supplies last.
Know before you go
The Aquarium is operating with the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff and animals in mind. We are meeting and exceeding the recommendations of health officials and are excited to offer you a fun, safe experience.
- Purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended for all guests, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time member.
- Your timed ticket indicates your arrival window. Once you enter, there’s no limit to how long you can spend at the Aquarium!
- Masks/face coverings are encouraged for all visitors, with the exception of babies/toddlers. Masks, including clear masks/face coverings, are available at no charge and upon request from Guest Services.
- As of March 1, King County’s COVID-19 vaccine verification policy is no longer in effect and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for entry to the Seattle Aquarium.
- For answers to frequently asked questions, visit our health and safety FAQ.
Keeping You Safe
The Aquarium has implemented the following safety precautions to protect the health of our animals, guests, staff and volunteers:
- The Aquarium requires that all staff members, volunteers and on-site vendors/contractors are vaccinated against COVID-19.
- State-of-the-art bipolar ionization air-handling equipment help filter out air particles and enhance safety.
- Touchless ticketing at the Aquarium’s entrance.
- Additional touchless hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Aquarium.
- The Aquarium is maintaining its high standards of cleanliness and all high-touch surfaces (like windows, railings, restrooms and elevators) are continuously cleaned.
- Our safety procedures reflect the recommendations of the CDC and King County Public Health.