Seattle >Attractions > Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.607350 -122.342101
Discover underwater creatures you never knew existed, fall back in love with ones you found curious as a kid and enjoy it with the whole family. Book a visit with a trip on the Argosy Cruise for only $15 more.
Nice Renovated educational – It is a great smaller aquarium they have reallly increased the quality of the location a wonderful way to educate the children on the ocean. i have been to quite a few A's and this is a good one for it's size and love the location it's right on the water. great staff yes i repeat great staff and prices are reseanable especially if you get a coupon and there are plenty to be had.
I learned a lot! – I had not been to the Aquarium in a few years and loved the new remodel; the fish wall is really cool. Only drawback is the price.
Pretty good aquarium – Great place to take the kids. They will learn a ton and so will you. Go during the week if you can and avoid the crowds. Winter time is a perfect time to go.
Go Somewhere Else! – The last I heard, the jellyfish and even Mr. Puffer Fish had packed their trunks and headed south to live in a real aquarium. I have lived in Seattle my whole life, but I can say for sure, this aquarium has to be our biggest embarrassment of all. There isn't anything of substance here to look at. It's small, boring, and banal. Go up to Canada's Stanley Park and see their aquarium or down to SF's Golden Gate Park's aquarium. Seattle's aquarium is a big MISNOMER.
Family Fun! – We have visited the Seattle Aquarium a few times and have enjoyed every visit. The animals/sea life look healthy and there are some wonderful attractions for kids of all ages. My kids favorite things to do are touch the starfish, sea cucumbers and other sea creatures. They have great art and fun decor around the building as well. There are plenty of benches and game areas for smaller kids to rest. It is a very family friendly atmosphere and educational for the kids. A++++++
Where salmon and other Northwest aquatic creatures are king. – In Short
Though the smallish aquarium offers a mix of non-native exhibits, such as a beautiful coral reef complete with tropical fish, the Northwest spots steal the show. Journey through a replica of area beaches complete with native birds and fish, then see the salmon ladder to learn how the aquarium raises the fish for release into the wild. Travel further in for a view of the playful sea otters, fur seals and river otters.
it's 'OKAY' but not the best – Well, I've seen greater aquariums, and this is NOTHING huge compared to 'Sea World" but it gives you something to do. You're allowed to touch Star fishes and a few other things as you enter, and you get to take a look at a BUNCH of fish. I'd say over anything, the Aquarium has more fish for you to see than anything else. My friends and I got done looking through everything in less than an hour (roughly 40 minutes) so you get the idea. If you're lookin for something GREAT to do in seattle, this isn't one of the 'top 5' but I'd say that it does kill time, and it's GREAT for kids! Then again for $9.75 I guess you can't expect much!
not fancy, but not expensive either – Yes, there are better aquariums out there but for $9.75, this one is ok. It wasn't seaworld but they didn't charge seaworld prices either. I didn't mind spending my $9.75 just so they would have the money to upkeep the place and feed the fish/animals. I would suggest checking it out.
I felt that $9.75 here was more worth it than the $12 they charge to ride the elevator at the Space Needle.
Not worth the money – We got the combo ticket for the Mount St. Helen's Imax show and the aquarium. For the amount of money we spent, it was a huge disappointment. I have seen better documentaries on a 13 inch television about the volcano on PBS and the aquarium was extremely small considering Seattle's location. I would expect to see an aquarium that size somewhere in the middle of the US not surrounded by an ocean. Even my two kids were bored.
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