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Aquarium Access

The Aquarium’s buildings and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible. If you need a wheelchair, you may check one out, free of charge, from the Aquarium’s Guest Services desk (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Wheelchairs will be sanitized between uses. A credit card is required for checkout and will be charged $600 if the wheelchair isn’t returned.

The Aquarium is happy to offer private nursing/pumping pod for use by our guests. Located between our Caring Cove play space and Pacific Coral Reef habitat, the pod can be accessed by reservation through the Mamava app or with help from Aquarium staff. Aquarium admission is required for access. 

Download the Mamava app

The Seattle Aquarium welcomes trained service animals (dogs or miniature horses) that meet the ADA standard and their handlers. Service animals must be on a non-retractable physical leash and remain under the control of their handler at all times.

For the safety and welfare of the animals in our care, we do not allow pets, or emotional support or companion animals inside the Aquarium. However, we do offer reentry, so you can leave during your visit to spend time with your emotional support animal and return afterward.

In the event that a service animal’s behavior or health status poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or is disturbing Aquarium animals or the visitor experience, the service animal and handler may be asked to leave the Aquarium. 

Assistive Listening

The Aquarium offers assistive listening in Puget Sound Hall and Life on the Edge through the Listen EVERYWHERE app. Phones with the Listen EVERYWHERE app, as well as personal hearing loops, can be checked out from our Guest Services counter. A credit card is required for checkout.

You can also download the Listen EVERYWHERE app on iOS or Android for use on your personal device.

Accessible Parking

The closest wheelchair-accessible parking spaces to the Seattle Aquarium entrance are located at the Platinum Parking Hillclimb Garage across the street from the Aquarium at 1422 Alaskan Way. The Pike Place Market parking garage also has wheelchair-accessible parking and elevator access to Pike Place Market.

Other parking garages near the Seattle Aquarium offer some wheelchair-friendly spaces. In addition, anyone with a valid City of Seattle disabled parking placard or license plate emblem can park free of charge in any public parking space. More information is available on the SDOT web page.


When registering for a class, please use the registration form to let us know how we can best assist your group and/or request any special accommodations needed. We try to accommodate all groups with advance notice. If you’d like more information, please contact our registrar at (206) 693-6196. Any information you can share will help us prepare so that your students have the best experience possible.

Opening August 29

Ocean Pavilion

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Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 10pm Pacific on Wednesday, July 10. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

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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!

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Giving Tuesday

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Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

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