There is something magical about discovering what lies beneath the water, and when you don't have to get wet to explore it, it's even better!
Seattle Aquarium is where kids can delve into the waters of Puget Sound, and get to know all of those wonderful species that call it home.
This family friendly aquarium is filled with exhibits that each tell the story of a different area, or creature.
Did you know that the waters of the Pacific Northwest are home to SO many different types of fascinating fish? The Puget Sound Fish exhibit is the perfect place to start, where they can explore the colorful rockfish, or look for gunnels and pricklebacks that are hiding in old bottles and crevices.
Kids can take a stroll through the shores of the coastal NW in an open air exhibit that showcases the birds and the shores.
They can see the young salmon, and learn all about their importance to the marine environment that's around them, and kids can really enjoy an immersive experience at the Life On The Edge exhibit where they can explore the sea life, as well as touch them! Fun in the tide pools is always a great way to make that aquarium trip that little bit more fun!
Don't miss those sharks either, as the Searching for Sixgills exhibit is teeming with the third-largest predatory shark in the world - because it's also the one that swims in the Puget Sound waters!
With fun feedings, unusual creatures, and even finding out how NASA is helping explore the oceans, Seattle Aquarium is fun family day out where the weird and wonderful await!
$24.95 (Ages 4-12)
WA resident adult $29.99
Weekdays and after 2pm on weekdays are the best times if you want to avoid crowds
The cafe is the perfect place to take a break and re-fuel, and there is something for everyone, including little ones! From baked treats, to burgers, fries, sustainable seafood, and sandwiches!
Healthy Eating They have healthy options at the cafe like made to order salad, and there are areas in the aquarium where you can eat your own tasty lunch
They have education programs that introduce the marine world to students with interactive and hands on classes, that support the Washington State science standards, or you can have the programs come to you!
The gift shop is somewhere you will want to make a stop at, with plush sea creatures, apparel, jewelry, educational items and great gifts!
The exhibits and the restrooms are accessible, and you can hire one free of charge at the Guest Services desk
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Strollers are welcome in the aquarium
9:30am - 5pm daily. Exhibits close 6pm
Closed Christmas Day, and limited hours Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
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