The Seattle Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala

Friday, June 7

Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101

Attire: Resort casual

—Doors open for the Pre-Party
6:30pm—Doors open for the Main Gala

Early Bird (by April 30): $300
After April 30: $350
Group of 10: $2,500

Main Gala
Early Bird (by April 30): $150
After April 30: $175

About Splash! 2024

Join us for Splash!, the Seattle Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala. Spend an unforgettable evening celebrating what makes the Aquarium special: the animals. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while supporting programs that inspire bold action to protect our shared marine environment.

Pre-Party: Support the Aquarium at a deeper level. Listen as Aquarium leaders discuss the promise of the Ocean Pavilion and how the Aquarium is expanding its conservation impact. Then raise your paddle high to be a part of the Aquarium’s exciting future!
Space is limited. Pre-Party tickets include entry into the Main Gala.

Funds raised from Splash! support the work of the Seattle Aquarium as it expands with the opening of the Ocean Pavilion.

Splash! committee

Honorary chairs
Peter Seligmann and Lee Rhodes

Event co-chairs
Andrew Bleiman
Julie Syrdal

Duncan Butcher
Jes Collins
Philip Guess
Karissa Marker
Nicole Pargoff
Tom Raaf
Ténika Versey Walker

Splash! 2024 FAQ

Yes! Pre-Party tickets include entry into the Main Gala.

The Pre-Party will start at 5:30pm.

The Main Gala will start at 6:30pm.

Resort casual. From shorts and sandals to cocktail attire and everything in between!

Complimentary valet will be provided.

Early bird pricing on individual tickets is available until midnight on April 30th.

This package includes 10 tickets to the Pre-Party. If you know your guest’s information please email,, otherwise an Aquarium staff member will follow up prior to 5/31 to collect your guests’ information.

Seattle Aquarium is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

The fair market value of each Pre-Party ticket is $185.
The fair market value of each Main Gala ticket is $135.
The fair market value of the Pre-Party Package is $1,850.

Thank you to our corporate partners!

Institutional partners

Key Bank
Seattle Kraken, One Roof Foundation

Conservation partners

Inspiration partners

Fox Rothschild LLP

Martin Smith Inc


Sound Community Bank

Washington Trust Bank

Supporting partners

Ben Bridge Jeweler

Hermanson Company LLP

K&L Gates

Contributing partners

Proliance Surgeons

If you are interested in corporate partner opportunities,
contact Kim Hickey at

The Seattle Aquarium logo in blue.

Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 9pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 20. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

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Two sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium floating on the water in their habitat, holding onto each other demonstrating a rafting behavior.

With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

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