Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington

1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington 98101

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Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington 98101

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Phone: 206-386-4300
Hours: Mon-Sun 9:30 am - 5 pm
Price: Free

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  • Visited: August 2011
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
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Not my favorite Aquarium

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Lots of fun to hit the piers around the aquarium for the wonderful seafood restaurants that line each pier. You can't go wrong really anywhere. Close walk to public market. Parking is often hard to find. We often park in Myrtle Edwards park and take the trolly or walk to the aquarium. Sometimes you get lucky and find a metered space under highway 99.

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Submitted by: Sylvia C.

Living in San Diego and having to experienced the Sea World there made me expected a lot more from aquariums, but I guess this is just a standard aquarium.  There really isn't that much to look at! my boyfriend and I finished viewing the whole exhibit in about h...

Submitted by: Terry N.

We went to check this place out because we had half off admission tickets and we both enjoy marine life/Aquariums etc. Coming from living on the east coast which has many aquariums, we were trying to lower our expectations. To be honest if we had paid full price we would have been sorely disappointed. The animal...

Submitted by: Chase A.

Went to a corporate private party here that was a lot of fun. They leave the entire aquarium open to wander, which surprised me, and made the whole thing really cool. Nothing says entertainment like drunken fish-gazing! I hadn't been here since I was a kid. The Imax-like giant fish tanks seemed much more giant when I was four feet tall, but were still pretty neat. And the otters and seals were just as cute as I remember. As for party food: the crab cakes were really outstanding, and the scallops wrapped in bacon were great too. Some of the other apps weren't as great. The pasta bar was disappointingly bland. (Glad I filled up on those crab cakes.) The donut-dipping bar, however, was quite fun. The venue was ...

Submitted by: Angela B.

I highly recommend coming here early during the day as there are a lot more volunteers earlier than there are during the late afternoon.  The volunteers are sooo helpful and have a wealth of knowledge to share! Great exhibits, you can touch some of the starfish and other sea creatures.  I also found they pump in the water from right outside so the water is extremely cold because that's the same temperature as outside water. Highly recommend watching the Octopus feeding!  Super entertaining to watch! Great for both kids and adults a like.  And makes for fabulous field trips & outings! Make sure to enjoy the waterfront before or after.  During the summer it's beautiful to walk around outside or grab an ice cre...

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