Seattle Aquarium

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations



Though screaming kids throng the Underwater Dome... this excellent aquarium on a pier overlooking Elliott Bay is a favorite with adults, too.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Located right at the water's edge, the Seattle Aquarium is one of the nation's premier aquariums. Full review →


Frommer's 33

The Seattle Aquarium is a fabulous introduction to the sea life of the Northwest. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The aquarium – situated on Pier 59 in an attractive wooden building – is probably the most interesting site on the waterfront. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Home to some 380 species of fish, birds, plants, marine invertebrates and mammals native to the Puget Sound area. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Jellyfish and stuff. Full review →


On the Grid

The design of the space is well thought out, with a beautiful 360 degree domed viewing area, giant aquatic worlds and colors hidden in dark tunnels. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Seattle's aquarium isn't just near the water—it's practically in the water, located on a pier that juts into Elliott Bay. Full review →



Filled with more than 400 species of marine life, the aquarium is home to river and sea otters, harbor seals and the largest species of octopus in the world Full review →

Be sure to visit Window on Washington Waters, a 120,000-gallon exhibit with daily diver shows.

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