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Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium

8.6171 reviews
Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
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1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 386-4300
http://www.seattleaquarium.org
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It isn’t just a fun place to see creatures of the deep, touch the wonders of the tide pools, and come face-to-face with adorable marine mammals. The aquarium, located on the waterfront, next to the ... Read more
Omnidome, is also a champion of marine conservation and education. A visit here means heaps of excitement and discovery for visitors of all ages but it also means you’ll be leaving with a souvenir better than a plush harbor seal; a fresh perspective of the vital ocean ecosystem and its inhabitants. Whether it’s seeing the tenacity of the spawning fish on the salmon ladder or marveling at the diversity and quantity of life in the 25,000 gallon Pacific Coral Reef exhibit, you’re sure to come away with an invaluable new respect for marine life.

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West Covina

Cool aquarium to check out in seattle, tickets are 35 each and kids are a little cheaper

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Kennewick, Washington, USA

It's pretty nice, they have a variety of sea animals, you can go through the aquarium in about an hour, the price for entry & gift shop where pricey.

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Local from Seattle, Washington

A fun place to visit in Seattle. Slightly pricey for tickets, but it's worth the adventure. It's down by the docks and piers, in a fitting location.

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Elk Grove

This aquarium is very nicely put together. Smaller than most costal aquariums, you can get through it in an hour. Get the city pass for the best price.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Popular spot for families offers an underwater viewing dome, coral-reef tank, otters & a touch-tank

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Local from Seattle, Washington, USA

The Seattle Aquarium located on the waterfront is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Some of the marine life have been there for 25 years. The otters are adorable and the floor to ceiling glass wall with all the fish swimming is amazing!

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Texarkana, Texas, USA

The Seattle aquarium is a neat place to see with lots of active sea life. The prices are quite steep for what it is. They have great pumps keeping them operational. If you can get discounted tickets go otherwise hold out for a special rate.

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Clinton, Illinois, USA

This is a sweet little aquarium. I loved the touch pools where I learned that urchins grab things, even fingers, to taste them. It was a little, spikey finger-hug! The outer and seals are really cute. A nice break from a sunny, summer Seattle.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Very fun, I looooooooved all the fish, and being able to touch star fish. And watching the seals and others play.

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Bozeman

My daughter loved all the fish and experiencing the animals. She loved being able to be hands on as well. It's a must go while visiting Seattle.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Mid size aquarium on the waterfront dedicated to local fauna and flora. Check the octopus...

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Maple Valley

It's a fun place for families for an hour or two, but it's small. For the price not a must see in my opinion.

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Local from Seattle, Washington

Here is the thing: I love aquariums, which is why I have been to many of them. This one is definitely the. Best. Aquarium. Ever. You can touch amazing things like starfish and see octopus, seals, otters, jelly fish, incredible and rare fish, swimming birds. Overall amazing. The staff is amazing as well. They will teach you with a passion that cannot be faked. This is a MUST on your visit. Bring your kids cause they will have the time of your life.

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Happy Valley

Way too many people. We thought a Monday would be perfect. We were very wrong. We ended up leaving without seeing much.

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Local from Seattle, Washington, USA

The Seattle Aquarium is a bit pricey, small, and underwhelming. Although the new underwater wall is fun, you can see tons of fish and sometimes a diver will be inside. Good way to spend some time on the pier.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

The Seattle Aquarium is easily reached with plenty of parking in the area. The size is just about right. The outdoor section was our favorite.

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Yonkers, New York State

Lots of fun. They have local fish as well as fish from other parts of the Pacific which is neat.

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Local from Seattle, Washington, USA

The Seattle aquarium was surprisingly very small. The otters were our favorite attraction. Great for small children, you could probably hit all the exhibits in less than an hour easy.

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Glasgow, UK

Not very big but quite expensive I wouldn't say that this place was good value for money. Quite poorly laid out it is easy to miss things. Also, be prepared to be driven crazy by all the kids.

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Local from Seattle

We loved this spot. It was pricey and didn't occupy quite as much time as we would have liked, but it was beautiful and interesting.

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