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Directions & Parking

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Nearby parking

Save time and money with SpotHero

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app. Use the Seattle Aquarium’s SpotHero page to receive up to 50% off drive-up rates at nearby lots and garages.

Pike Place Market Garage

The Pike Place Market Garage is located near the Aquarium and offers over 800 parking stalls with accessible parking and an elevator to the waterfront.

To get to the Seattle Aquarium from the Pike Place Market Garage, take the garage stairs or elevator (located near the center of the garage) to the 2nd floor. Follow signs leading to the pedestrian exit on Alaskan Way. Once you exit the garage, walk south to the nearest stoplight and cross the street at the Pike Street pedestrian crosswalk. After crossing, follow the ramped pedestrian detour to the Aquarium entrance. Ongoing construction may affect this pathway. Follow signs and be aware of your surroundings.

Please check the Pike Place Market garage website for updated rates.

Please note: Pike Place Market Garage spots are not available for booking through SpotHero. The Seattle Historic Waterfront Society’s 2-hour free parking program has ended and the Seattle Aquarium is no longer able to provide free parking vouchers for the Pike Place Market Garage.

The Pike Place Market Garage has three entrances:

The 1531 Western Avenue entrance to the Pike Place Market Garage.

1531 Western Avenue: Entrance located on the west side of Western Avenue, below Pike Place Market and between Fix Madore and Lazonga Tattoo. Follow the signs for the waterfront elevator and stairs.

The 1901 Western Avenue entrance to the Pike Place Market Garage. A grey apartment building sits atop it, and the garage entrance is denoted by a red sign with a P on it.

1901 Western Avenue: Entrance located on the west side of Western Avenue, about 100 yards uphill from/north of the 1531 Western Avenue entrance. You can walk down or take an elevator to reach the waterfront.

The 1530 Alaskan Way entrance to the Pike Place Market Parking Garage.

1530 Alaskan Way: Entrance located on the east side of Alaskan Way, just below the overhead walkway connecting Pike Place Market to the future Ocean Pavilion.

Metered Parking

Limited four-hour metered parking is available along Alaskan Way.

Visit the City of Seattle’s paid parking rates page for current rates.


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.

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