Spend a day at the Seattle Aquarium

Front view of the Seattle Aquarium building on a sunny day.

Visit the Seattle Aquarium on Pier 59, along Alaskan Way, and enjoy a day at the center of Seattle's historic central waterfront!

Get our best price by purchasing online in advance, and save even more with a weekday visit. Plus, get three hours of free parking during your visit at the Pike Place Market Garage (see below for details).

Timed entry and limited attendance provide a fun and safe experience. Enjoy unlimited visits for an entire year and exclusive reserved entry times by becoming a member and joining us in our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment

Open daily, 9:30am–6pm.
Last entry at 5pm; exhibits close at 6pm.

Magellanic puffin standing and looking toward the camera.

Tickets & Reservations

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.

Three hours of free parking

 

The Seattle Historic Waterfront Association is currently offering three free hours of parking at the Pike Place Market Garage when you visit a participating waterfront location, including the Seattle Aquarium!

There are two parking garages and over 800 parking stalls available, accessible parking, and an elevator. Entrances are located at:

Once you've parked, take the southwest elevator or stairs and follow signs for Alaskan Way/waterfront. The Seattle Aquarium is located across Alaskan Way after you exit the garage.

Note: Pathways may change daily due to current construction. Please follow signs and be aware of your surroundings.

How to redeem free parking vouchers
  • Ask for a parking voucher from Guest Services at the admissions desk as you enter the Aquarium.
  • When exiting the garage, insert the entry ticket into the slot in the exit column and follow it with the validation voucher in the same slot.
  • Vouchers are good for up to three hours of free parking; if more than three hours is owed, the difference can be paid via credit/debit card using the same slot.
  • The Seattle Aquarium is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.
  • Must be visiting the Seattle Aquarium in order to receive a free parking voucher from the Aquarium.
Know before you go


The Seattle Aquarium is open with timed ticketing and limited attendance to enhance the visitor experience. Entry to the Aquarium is based on reserved entry times every 30 minutes, each with a maximum number of spaces available, between 9:30am and 4:30pm. Last entry to the Aquarium is at 5pm with the Aquarium closing at 6pm.

  • ONLINE TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE for all guests, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time member.
  • YOUR TIMED TICKET indicates your arrival window. There is no limit to how long you can spend at the Aquarium.
  • MASKS/FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED during your visit. Exemptions to the current state mandate include babies/toddlers under age 5 (face coverings/masks are highly recommended for children ages 3–4). If you don’t have a mask when you arrive, one will be provided for you. Additionally, clear masks/face coverings are available at no charge to those who might need them. If you are unable to wear a mask, the Aquarium will work to arrange a visit at a later date when the mask mandate has been lifted.  

We are meeting and exceeding the recommendations of local health officials and reopening guidance and are excited to offer you a fun, safe experience. Please view our health and safety page for more information and answers to common questions.

Visiting the Aquarium
  • Hours: The Seattle Aquarium is open daily, 9:30am–6pm. Last entry at 5pm; exhibits close at 6pm.
  • MASKS/FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED during your visit. Exemptions to the current state mandate include babies/toddlers under age 5 (face coverings/masks are highly recommended for children ages 3–4). If you don’t have a mask when you arrive, one will be provided for you. Additionally, clear masks/face coverings are available at no charge to those who might need them. If you are unable to wear a mask, the Aquarium will work to arrange a visit at a later date when the mask mandate has been lifted.  
  • Weather: The Aquarium has many spaces with open airflow for your safety. Your visit will include both indoor and outdoor spaces. Please dress for the weather or bring layers to maintain your comfort as you explore.
  • Water bottles: For health reasons, our water fountains are closed. But our touchless water-bottle-filling stations are open—feel free to fill up!
  • Food: The Seattle Aquarium’s indoor café is open daily, 9:30am–4pm. Our outdoor café is open July–September: Thursday–Sunday, 11am–4pm. Outside food is allowed in designated areas only. 
  • Get up to three hours of free parking at the Pike Place Market garage! Just ask for a parking voucher from Guest Services as you enter. Visit seattlewaterfront.org for details. Additional parking information can be found on our directions and parking page

MEMBERSHIP—OUR BEST DEAL!

Become a member and enjoy unlimited access to the aquarium for an entire year!
Plus receive two half-price guests per membership with every visit, exclusive discounts, and more!

Membership Benefits
  • Full year of unlimited access to the Aquarium
  • Each entry time slot has a set number of tickets dedicated to members that the general public cannot reserve
  • Two half-price guests per membership with every visit
  • Exclusive email invitations to our special events and early openings
  • Special rates and access to public and members-only Aquarium camps and programs
  • 10% discount on all gift shop merchandise
  • 10% discount on all café purchases (no alcohol beverages)
  • Memberships are fully tax deductible
  • Membership pays for itself in less than 2 visits!
  • Supporting our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment


Downloadable membership benefit information:

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