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Seattle's natural beauty is made up of a lot of sea-life. The Seattle Aquarium brings out the best of sea-life showcasing Marine mammals, Octopus and Puget Sound fish exhibits. The Aquarium is also a learning center to promote conservation and caring for natural habitats of all marine life. An entire section is devoted to Sea otters, Seals; another section showcases birds from in and around the area. There is a shark exhibit too for those not faint of heart. The section that holds the most interest though is the touching pool area. It gives a wonderful opportunity to interact with creatures.
The globular exhibit of Underground dome holds a mesmerizing sight of local species of fish. You can join the aquarium staff to watch the regular feeding time at 1:30 pm every day. The aquarium divers also arrange shows to answer all your interesting questions about the fish. If you have children along, the little NASA Kiosks are very informative about different spaces and habitats of fish and coral reefs. You can easily spend a day at the aquarium and take back some souvenirs from the gift shop to always have wonderful memories of a day.
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Always fun to visit, especially now that my boys are getting older. I do wish they'd have some new exhibits, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with what they have now! My favorite has to be the coast tank right as you enter; there's such depth (no pun intended) and scale of sea life to greet you!
It's our one and only local aquarium! I love coming here with my family. My young son loves the touch tank and was entranced by all the different Pacific Northwest animals and fish. Though prices are a little expensive and parking is a nightmare (downtown parking sucks) it is a great place to come on a rainy Seattle day. I highly recommend the otter and giant octopus exhibits.
I'm a big fan of marine life and the Seattle Aquarium does a pretty nice job at what they do. I have been to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Vancouver Aquarium, the Sydney Aquarium, and a handful of smaller "aquariums" that are like collections of aquatic life on display for the public. The Seattle Aquarium is on the smaller side and they don't have a lot of larger animals like whales or sharks, but that's okay because what they do have is a good glimpse of the Puget Sound. Our local water way is on display for all to see and they do such a good job of educating children and adults alike about the ecosystem right in our own "backyard". A few of our favorite things from our recent visit on 12/22... The tide pools are one of the favorites for children and adults. You can get your hands wet and put a finger on starfish, anemones, sea cucumbers, and a few other critters. Compare yourself to the six gill shark. The research team of the Seattle Aquarium has a job to research the six gill shark population in our wonderful Puget Sound. The aquarium usually has a volunteer or staff member available to share what they know about this elusive species in the sound. The Dome! I'm just going to call it "The Dome" because that's what it is. The Seattle Aquarium has a salmon fishery type of operation going on with a fish ladder and spawning salmon in the dome. Along with the salmon they have halibut, stergeon, rock fish, and many other local species of fish inside the dome.
I love aquariums! This place was so cool. The little simulated tidal pools were one of my favorites because you had all kinds of weird little creatures you could touch.
Family members, we all go regularly. It's a great bargain for what you get and the staff are all friendly and helpful. They like to help the kids learn....