What We Stand For

Our S.A.L.I.S.H. Values

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Sustainable

Adopting and promoting, internally and externally, practices that improve ocean health.

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Awe inspiring

Creating captivating experience for all audiences.

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Learning & improving

Fostering, evaluating and applying knowledge and discovery.

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Inclusive community

Recognizing that diversity is critical to achieve our mission.

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Scientific Integrity

Ensuring our credibility with evidence-based practices.

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Honoring place

Using our location and history as a lens for larger understanding.

Inclusive Community

We view diversity as a strength and recognize that we can only achieve our mission by including the skills and varied perspectives of all people. We understand that environmental burdens and benefits are not equitably distributed and that we have a responsibility to foster inclusive conversations about our marine environment. We strive to create a welcoming and equitable culture as we work together to fulfill the Aquarium’s mission.  

The Aquarium’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council was formally founded in 2018 and is tasked with furthering the Aquarium’s Inclusive Community value.   

We’ll provide updates on this page regarding our DEI initiatives as they are available. 

Honoring Place

The Seattle Aquarium honors our location on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, who stewarded these lands and waters for generations and continue to do so today.

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