Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.
Welcome to the Seattle Aquarium, the AZA-accredited marine education center located at Pier 59 on the Elliot Bay. This aquarium first opened in 1977 and has since seen a total of 27 million happy visitors go through its doors! It is the 9th largest aquarium in the United States, as well as a part of the top 5 paid visitors attractions in the Puget Sound region.
Popular for its underwater viewing dome, coral reef tank, and conservation efforts throughout the Puget Sound, the Seattle Aquarium is considered to be 'the regions premier resource for hands-on marine exploration and conservation education'. This is a place where your students can discover more about Puget Sound, and the world's 'big ocean' in general.
Here are the 6 major exhibits you will see during your visit: Window on Washington Waters, Life on the Edge, Pacific Coral Reef, Birds & Shores, the Underwater Dome, and Marine Mammals. See birds like the Tufted Puffin, mammals like Sea Otters, Fish like the Wolf Eel, and cephalopods like the Giant Pacific Octopus. You will also see plankton, anemones, sea stars, and corals. There are several daily events to look forward to during your visit, such as the Diver Show, Story Time, Whales of Salish Sea Presentation, and Meet Our Octopus!