The Seattle Aquarium is a public aquarium situated in Seattle, USA. The aquarium opened in May 1977 and was owned and operated by the City of Seattle until 2010 when the non-profit organization Seattle Aquarium Society took management of the aquarium. The aquarium is housed in a purpose-built building and has a large array of exhibits that display marine life. The aquarium has both local and exotic marine life in its tanks. Seattle Aquarium runs a conservation and research programme and does a solid job of educating visitors on marine life.
The aquarium is located on Pier 59 on the Elliot Bay waterfront. If travelling by car, the best place to park is the Republic Parking Hillclimb Garage. The closest light rail stop to the aquarium is ‘University Street Station’ which is a short walk away. The 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255 buses stop outside of the station.
Opening Times and Admission
The aquarium is open daily, 9.30am-5pm. Admission is set at 29.95$ for adults, 19.95$ for youths and children under 4 enter for free.