Seattle Aquarium

Travelers who are intrigued and awed by sea creatures and its communities should visit the Seattle Aquarium. A travel guide to Seattle will tell you that it features several exhibits like the Life on the Edge, Window on Washington Waters, Coral Reefs and other Jewel tanks. The a visit to the Seattle Aquarium is definitely a must during a Seattle Washington travel.

One on of the exhibits, the Window on Washington Waters, you will find large sized aquarium which is about 120,000 gallon. The 20-foot-by40-foot acrylic window already weighs more than 55,000 pounds and is over a little more than a foot thick. It was modeled after Washington's Neah Bay with colorful rockfish, salmon, sea anemones and divers take into the water at least thrice a day on this exhibit. In fact, they even talk to the visitor through specialized masks.

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Another exhibit which opened back in 2002 is the Life on the Edge where visitors explore the tidepool life of Seattle's inland sea and the outer coast of Washington while seeing sunflower sea stars and aggregating anemones. There are two pools that showcase touch zones placed there by naturalists and replaced the traditional aquarium tanks that used to occupy the Pier 59 building. Through video screens, the lifestyles of the unique creatures living in the harsh conditions of the tidal zones are shown to visitors.

The Coral Reef which features various creatures living in the Pacific Coral Reef has a 25,000 gallon community tank. It demonstrates how a reef fish community is structured, while multitude of sharks as well as warm water fishes swim through the man-made coral reef. At times, visitors can see divers feed these fish.

You will also discover while walking around the display tank the reef's deeper portions where other habitats exist in one coral reef. Every depth contains an assortment of creatures living along the reef.

Seattle Aquarium web site

Seattle Aquarium Address
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101-2015

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Seattle Aquarium Hours:
Regular Hours:
Open Daily: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last entry at 5 p.m., exhibits close at 6 p.m.

Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving Day: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New Year's Day: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open regular hours all other Holidays, including Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day.

Ticket Information for Seattle Aquarium:
Aquarium Only
Adult (ages 13 & over): $17.00
Youth (ages 4-12): $11.00
Child (ages 3 & under): Free

Aquarium & Argosy Harbor Cruise
Adult (ages 13 & over): $30.00
Youth (ages 6-12): $19.25
Child (ages 4-5): $11.00
Child (ages 3 & under): Free


Adult (ages 13 & over): $59.00
Youth (ages 4-12): $39.00
Child (ages 3 & under): Free

Please call (206) 386-4353 or email for more information.


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