City Attractions

Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium provides fun and exciting ways to see, touch and explore the underwater world of the northwest and beyond. Built in 1977, the Aquarium is open daily and located on Pier 59 along the Seattle Waterfront, at the edge of Puget Sound's Elliott Bay.

Aquarium highlights include the Window on Washington Waters, a 120,000 gallon tank holding sea creatures from the coast of Washington, two large touch tidepool tanks, Life of a Drifter tanks featuring jellyfish and the Giant Pacific Octopus, harbor seals, sea otters, colorful animals of the Pacific Coral Reef, and the 400,000 gallon inverted Underwater Dome, showing sea life found while diving in Puget Sound.

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With a wide range of colorful sea creatures in award-winning exhibits, touch pools, and trained naturalists, the Aquarium continues its mission of inspiring conservation of our marine environment. The Aquarium offers themed visits and learning programs for local school children, The Aquarium also trains Beach Naturalist volunteers each summer, who engage families in hands-on exploration of their local marine environment while increasing their understanding of how their everyday actions affect Puget Sound.

Seattle Aquarium