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Regular hours: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Last entry at 5 pm

Hours, Discounts, Groups

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Seattle Aquarium hours

REGULAR HOURS

Open daily, 9:30am–6pm
Last entry at 5pm

Café
Open daily, 9:30am–4pm

Gift shop
Open daily, 10am–6pm

Upcoming special hours and closures

June 7, 2024: Early closure—Open 9:30am–2pm

Friday, June 7, 2024:  Open 9:30am–2pm

  • Last entry at 1pm
  • Habitats close at 2pm

Holidays

Open regular hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day

Passes

CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

The Seattle Aquarium is inclusive and welcoming to all and believes that our audience should reflect the diversity of our region. The Connections program provides complimentary admission tickets through community partner organizations.

CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY MUSEUM PASS PROGRAM

This pass allows Seattle Public Library and King County Library cardholders to reserve and print out admission passes to participating Seattle attractions at no charge.

MUSEUM PASS

SEATTLE CITYPASS

Save 47% on admission at Seattle's five top attractions including Seattle Aquarium. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period. Purchase CityPASS® online for immediate, paperless mobile delivery.

PURCHASE CITYPASS

DISCOUNTS

SENIOR DISCOUNT

$2 off admission for guests 65 and over. Available only at the Aquarium’s admission gate.

TRIBAL DISCOUNT

$2 off admission for tribal members, First Nations and Indigenous people. Available only at the Aquarium’s admission gate.

MILITARY DISCOUNT

$2 off admission for active, retired and veteran U.S. military. Available only at the Aquarium’s admission gate.

DISABILITY/1:1 AIDES DISCOUNT

$2 off admission for persons with disabilities. Available only at the Aquarium’s admission gate.

Aides required and accompanied by persons with disabilities can enter the Aquarium free of charge. Reservations are not required for an aide. Attendance will be accounted for at check-in.

LIBRARY MUSEUM PASS PROGRAM

This pass allows Seattle Public Library and King County Library cardholders to reserve and print out admission passes to participating Seattle attractions at no charge.

Museum pass holders will use the walk-up line for admission upon arrival; reservations are not necessary. Admission will be for the next available time slot.

GOLD CARDS AND FLASH CARDS

FLASH Card-holders may enter the Seattle Aquarium free of charge with one aide. Gold Card-holders may also enter the Aquarium free of charge. For more information, visit the City of Seattle’s Flash and Gold Card program page.

Available only at the Aquarium’s admission gate for the next available time slot.

MICROSOFT PRIME EMPLOYEE CARDHOLDERS

$11.50/adults, $10/youth—available to employees plus one adult guest and the employee's dependents under age 18 (not to exceed 10 guests).

Available only at the Aquarium’s admission gate for the next available time slot. Active barcode within app must be shown. Screenshots not accepted.

Additional discounts

Ticket discounts and reduced-price memberships are available to foster and kinship families, and Washington state recipients of EBT/WIC and ProviderOne services, when purchased at the Aquarium.

Tickets are available only at the Aquarium for the next available time slot. Online reservations are not available. Purchase your tickets at the admission gate upon entry. Have your valid verification ready. Please see below for additional information, including types of valid verification.

In partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and Child, Youth & Family Services, complimentary one-time-use admission tickets and discounted annual memberships are available to qualifying foster and kinship families.

Tickets

Free general admission tickets for adults, youth and children.

  • Limit of two adults and six children living in the same household (toddlers excluded from maximum).
  • Tickets are available only at the Aquarium for the next available time slot. Online reservations are not available.

Memberships

$35 annual memberships

  • Covers two adults, up to six of their children (ages 18 and younger), plus one free guest with every visit.
  • For more information on membership benefits, visit our membership page.
  • Memberships available only at the Aquarium’s admission gate/next available entry time slot can be reserved at time of purchase.

Verification

Valid verification and photo ID that matches the verification document must be provided at time of entry. At least one adult must be present. Acceptable forms of documentation include:

  • Foster parent/caregiver licensed and unlicensed identification card provided by Washington Department of Child, Youth & Families OR a Kinship Navigator Card signed by authorized personnel.

Discounted one-time-use admission tickets and annual memberships are available to qualifying Washington state resident individuals and families. Discounts are available for Washington state residents only.

Tickets

$5 general admission tickets for adults and youth; children ages 3 and younger free

  • Limit of six tickets per household (toddlers excluded from maximum).
  • Tickets are available only at the Aquarium for the next available time slot. Online reservations are not available.

Memberships

$35 annual memberships

  • Covers two adults, up to six of their children (ages 18 and younger), plus one free guest with every visit.
  • For more information on membership benefits, visit our membership page.
  • Memberships available only at the Aquarium’s admission gate/next available entry time slot can be reserved at time of purchase.

Verification

Valid verification and photo ID must be provided at time of purchase. At least one adult must be present. Verification document can be provided by either an adult or child in the household. Acceptable forms of documentation include:

  • Washington Quest (EBT) card, WIC voucher/card, ProviderOne Services card.

DISCOUNTS FAQ

We are generally less busy on non-holiday weekdays and after 3pm on weekends. We may be able to accommodate you right when you arrive, however on busier days (weekends and holidays) we may be at our current capacity limit, in which case you’ll need to wait for the next available time slot.

Our discounts are available for Washington state residents only.

No. Please use the walk-up line at the Aquarium for the next available time slot. We may be able to accommodate you right away, however on busier days (weekends and holidays) we may be at our current capacity limit, in which case you’ll need to wait for the next available time slot.

Visit our FAQ page for additional questions.

Community partners Connections Program

The Seattle Aquarium Connections program provides complimentary admission tickets and discounted memberships through community partner organizations. New and existing partner organizations can visit our Connections program page for more information. Individuals who have received complimentary tickets through this program can visit us using the walk-up admission line for the next available timeslot. Advance reservations are unavailable.

About the Connections Program

GROUP RATES

SCHOOL GROUPS

Group rates are available for school groups conducting self-guided visits to the Aquarium.

SELF-GUIDED VISIT REQUEST

PUBLIC OR CORPORATE GROUPS

Group rates are available for organizations not affiliated with a school.

GROUP VISIT REQUEST

CONNECTIONS PARTNER GROUPS

For Connections partners visiting the Aquarium.

CONNECTIONS VISIT REQUEST
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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.

Support the Seattle Aquarium

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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

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

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

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Cyber weekend

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