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

Plan Your Visit

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There’s something for everyone

At the Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium is open with timed ticketing to enhance your experience. We recommend purchasing tickets online in advance to reserve your preferred entry time. The Aquarium opens at 9:30am, with last entry at 5pm, and closes at 6pm. We can’t wait to see you!


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


With timed ticketing and plan-ahead pricing, you choose the best fit for your budget and schedule!

Aquarium Membership

Become a member and enjoy unlimited access to the aquarium for an entire year!

Hours, discounts & group rates

Daily hours, special hours and closures, passes, discounts and more.

What to Know

Before You Go

  • Hours: The Seattle Aquarium is open daily, 9:30am–6pm. Last entry at 5pm; exhibits close at 6pm.
  • Weather: The Aquarium has many spaces with open airflow. 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: Touchless water-bottle-filling stations are available throughout the Aquarium.
  • Food: The Seattle Aquarium café is open daily. Outside food is not allowed in the café. 
  • Zero waste: The Seattle Aquarium strives to send no more than 10% of our waste to landfill. You can help us reach this goal by recycling and composting correctly when visiting. Please do not bring disposable items with you to the Aquarium. Instead, bring snacks and other items in reusable containers and take those containers home with you. More information on our goals is available on our regenerative dashboard.
  • Accessibility: The Aquarium’s exhibits and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchairs are available to check out at Guest Services on a first-come, first-served basis. The Aquarium is registered as a certified sensory-inclusive facility. Please visit our Accessibility page for more information on wheelchair rentals, sensory inclusion and more.
  • Getting here: The Seattle Aquarium is located at 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA, 98101. Check out our directions and parking page for more information.
  • Sightseeing in Seattle? CityPASS® tickets bundle Seattle Aquarium admission with 4 more top Seattle attractions at a 48% savings. One easy purchase and mobile ticket delivery saves you time and money. Learn more about CityPASS.
  • Purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended for all guests (plus you’ll receive our lowest ticket prices by purchasing online!). Members will continue to receive free admission. Blocks of tickets are set aside exclusively for members daily.
  • Timed ticketing limits the number of people inside the Aquarium at one time—reducing crowding and increasing access to our habitats.
  • Guests will not be admitted to the Aquarium prior to their reservation time.
  • CityPASS® ticket holders: First, purchase CityPASS® tickets online for immediate mobile delivery. Next, use the link provided in the emailed order receipt or visit the MY CityPASS® App to manage your reservations.
  • Connections ticket holders and Gold/FLASH cardholders: enter the walk-up line upon arrival; entry will be permitted as space allows.
  • Timed tickets may be rescheduled up to the reservation time but not after.
  • Members who need assistance making a reservation may call us at (206) 386-4300.
Join us

Daily presentations and activities

Dive in to our daily activities, meet our experts and explore things to do during your visit.

All About Our Washington Waters

10am, 11:45am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 3pm

Location: Window on Washington Waters, Pier 59
Come experience the Window on Washington Waters habitat, devoted to marine life found in our local waters. You’ll meet the inhabitants of the rocky reef and kelp forest ecosystem found in the Salish Sea.
All About Our Washington Waters
All About Our Harbor Seals

10:45 AM

Location: Harbor seal habitat, Pier 60
Get to know the harbor seals that call Seattle Aquarium home! Learn how we care for them, and hear amazing facts about the most common marine mammals in the Salish Sea. 
All About Our Harbor Seals
All About Our Octopus


Location: Octopus Habitat, Pier 59
Join us to learn more about one of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures: octopuses!
All About Our Octopus
Marine Mammal Feeding

11:30 AM

Location: Marine mammal habitats, Pier 60
Join us for a feeding at one of our marine mammal habitats: harbor seals, sea otters or northern fur seals. The location changes daily—ask a Seattle Aquarium representative about which animals are scheduled to be fed when you arrive for your visit. 
Marine Mammal Feeding
All About Our Sea Otters

2:15 PM

Location: Sea otter habitat, Pier 60
Join us for an introduction to our sea otters! Get to know more about this iconic endangered species and learn how we care for the individuals that call the Seattle Aquarium home.
All About Our Sea Otters
All About Our Northern Fur Seals

3:45 PM

Location: Northern fur seal habitat, Pier 60
Come learn more about Chiidax and Flaherty, the northern fur seals living at the Seattle Aquarium. 
All About Our Northern Fur Seals
Sea Otter Feeding

4:45 PM

Location: Sea otter habitat, Pier 60
Join Mishka and Sekiu, our delightful sea otter duo, for a feeding in their habitat.
Sea Otter Feeding
What's coming up

Upcoming Events

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Before you arrive

Explore the Aquarium

Learn about some of the amazing animal species you can get to know during your visit, explore our campus and buildings, discover educational opportunities and more!


Enhance your Aquarium experience with a snack or meal in our café. Our space offers ample indoor seating and, weather permitting, beautiful views from the tables on the outdoor deck!


Take a bit of the Aquarium home with you! Browse our thoughtful collection of educational books, plush sea creatures, fun toys, apparel for the entire family, art glass pieces, jewelry, home décor, souvenirs and more.


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

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.

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

Get 15% OFF all memberships!