Tickets & Passes

Tickets & Reservations

With timed ticketing and plan-ahead pricing, you choose the best fit for your budget and schedule! Plan your visit today!

Membership—Our best deal!

Become a member and enjoy unlimited access to the aquarium for an entire year! Plus receive two half-price guests per membership with every visit, exclusive discounts, and more!

Seattle Aquarium hours

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Regular hours

Daily: Open 9:30am-6pm
Last entry at 5pm
Exhibits close at 6pm

Daily: 9:30am–4pm

Outside food is allowed in designated areas only.

Please note: The Aquarium café will be closed on Friday, June 2, in preparation for our Splash! fundraising event.

Gift shop:

Daily: 10am-6pm

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Holiday/special hours and closures

June 2 (Splash, Aquarium fundraising event):

Open 9:30am-3pm
Last entry at 2pm
Puget Sound Hall closed at 2:30pm
Aquarium closes at 3pm

December 24 (Christmas Eve): Open 9:30am–4pm
Last entry at 3pm
Exhibits close at 4pm

Closed December 25 (Christmas Day).

Open regular hours all other holidays, including: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Plan Ahead Pricing

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With plan-ahead pricing, you choose the best fit for your budget and schedule. The farther in advance you purchase your tickets, the more you’re likely to save!

Plan Your Visit

A young child leaning over a tide pool habitat at the Seattle Aquarium, reaching out with one finger to touch a sea star under the water.

There’s so much to do and see when you visit us! Get tips for planning your visit and learn about daily activities at the Aquarium.



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Seattle Public Library Museum Pass Program

This pass allows Seattle Public Library and King County Library cardholders to reserve and print out admission passes to participating Seattle attractions at no charge. 

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Connections Program

The Seattle Aquarium is inclusive and welcoming to all and believes that our audience should reflect the diversity of our region. The Connections program provides complimentary admission tickets through community partner organizations.

Seattle CityPASS Save 46% at the top attractions
Seattle CityPASS

Save 46% on admission at Seattle's five top attractions including Seattle Aquarium. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period. Purchase CityPASS® online for immediate, paperless mobile delivery.