1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
Price: $10 - $15, Adults, $15; youth 4-12, $10; children 3 and younger are free.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily;
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Reservations: Available/required for large parties
Payment forms accepted:
Parking: Paid parking, Street parking
Disabled access: No obstacles to access
No food allowed in the Aquarium.
The Seattle Aquarium isn't as large as many major city aquariums, but what it lacks in size it more than compensates for in entertainment and educational value. Its 400,000-gallon, walk-through fish tank is a winner, and its octopus, seahorse, jellyfish and otter exhibits are exceptional. The Aquarium also features a number of exhibits dedicated to fostering understanding of the ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest — an absolute must-see for anyone who stays in this part of the country longer than a day. By Geoff Carter
Special to NWsource