Sensory inclusive

The Seattle Aquarium has partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests, including those with sensory needs, for all Aquarium experiences and events.

We strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disorders by supplying our team members with continuous training and offering the resources and accommodations below to our guests.

KultureCity sensory inclusive bag and contents.

Sensory bags and weighted lap pads

Sensory bags (containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise-cancelling headphones and other resources) and weighted lap pads are available for checkout at no cost by leaving an ID at our Guest Services desk, located just past the cashiers as you enter the Aquarium.

Cleaning and safety
To protect the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, sensory bags, sensory bag items and weighted lap pads will be sanitized after each use.

Social story and KultureCity all-inclusive app
Download the KultureCity all-inclusive app to get the Seattle Aquarium’s social story for further assistance with your Aquarium visit: 

Frequently asked questions
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