Seattle Aquarium Parking and Other Information

Seattle, the largest city in the state of Washington, is known for a variety of things like the Space Needle, Starbucks and the Marine. However, unbeknownst to many visitors, the Emerald City also offers a wealth of family-friendly attractions apt for folks of all ages.

Seattle Aquarium is just worth a visit for both young and old alike. Located on Pier 59, the award-winning Seattle Aquarium boasts an impressive number of creatures from the Puget Sound area and other underwater places. With a variety of exhibitions and preservation education, the aquarium offers fun and exciting ways that help you discover more about the fascinating Puget Sound that surrounds you.

Exhibitions at the Seattle Aquarium

As the Seattle Aquarium is located on Pier 59 on the Waterfront (The physical address: 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101), it is easily accessible by various means of transportation. For instance, Metro Transit offers many bus routes to take you within a 15-minute walk of the aquarium.

Metro's Route 99 is just one of them. The bus travels north on First Avenue from the International District and Pioneer Square to Broad Street. Then it goes north along the Waterfront on Alaskan Way and makes a stop in front of the aquarium. Click here for more transit and ferry links:

However, for those who prefer to drive to the venue, it is also a convenient way that can take you to the aquarium, as parking is not a hassle. Although Seattle Aquarium doesn't have its own parking garages, there are two parking garages exclusively serving visitors to the aquarium including Republic Parking Hillclimb Garage and Pike Place Market Parking Garage. They are located across the street from the aquarium. The normal hours for Pike Place Market Parking Garage are from 6am to 12am 7 days a week.

As the main parking garage for the aquarium, Republic Parking Hillclimb Garage is open from 6am to 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 9:30am to 6pm from Saturday to Sunday. If you park at this garage, you will receive $1 off your fee. To receive the discount stamp, you need to present your parking ticket to the aquarium's customer service desk.

For aquarium members who use this garage, there is $1 off the fee per hour, with the maximum of $3 discount per visit. They also need to show parking ticket to the aquarium's customer service desk and then put the membership name / number on the parking ticket before paying. To learn about Seattle Aquarium Membership, click here:

Seattle Aquarium Membership

If you have more questions about Republic Parking Hillclimb Garage, call (206) 622-7672. Additionally, two hour metered parking is also available along the waterfront and underneath the Alaskan Way viaduct.

In addition to the aforementioned parking facilities, Central Parking System also operates a parking garage with close proximity to Seattle Aquarium. This is an indoor parking facility, located at 721 1st Avenue. The hours of operation are from 6am to 9pm from Monday to Wednesday, from 6am to 2am from Thursday and Friday, from 10am to 2am on Saturday and from 10am to 10pm on Sunday.

To park at the garage, you will be charged:

- 20 minutes: $3

- 40 minutes: $5

- 1 hour: $7

- 2 hours: $10

- 3 hours: $12

- 4 hours: $14

- 5 hours: $15

- 24 hours: $18

The garage accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and cash as forms of payment. If you have additional questions, call (206) 624-1755.

More parking garages are listed below.

- Public Market Parking (Location: 1531 Western Avenue; Contact: 206-621-0469)

- Diamond Parking (Location: 1415 5th Avenue; Contact: 206-264-1355)

- Standard Parking (Location: 315 Union Street; Contact: 206-623-8572)

- West Edge (Location: 200 Pike Street; Contact: 206-340-8258)

- Seattle Tower Garage (Location: 1218 3rd Avenue #200; Contact: 206-624-2473)

- United Parking (Location: 1200 Western Avenue #101; Contact: 206-749-9089)

- Ampco System Parking (Location: 1400 2nd Avenue; Contact: 206-716-1660)

For visitors who plan to ride a bike to the Seattle Aquarium, there is also new Octopus bike rack just north of the main entrance of the aquarium.

Need a break during your visit? As a great addition, Seattle Aquarium also boasts an on-site cafe where you can take a break while touring the venue. You can enjoy a cup of coffee and bakery treat at its coffee bar. From seafood, burgers, sandwiches to salads and soups, the cafe has something to please everyone.

Located on the second floor, the cafe offers spectacular views of the New Puget Sound Great Hall and Window on Washington Waters exhibit. There is also an outdoor balcony with stunning views of Elliott Bay, perfect for relaxing on nice days. The hours of the cafe are from 9:30am to 4pm on weekdays and from 11am to 4pm on weekends.

If you would like to have a more luxurious dining experience, there are also many restaurants near the Seattle Aquarium to serve your needs. To explore the restaurants in the nearby area, visit this page:

Restaurants near the Seattle Restaurant

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