What We Do

The Seattle Aquarium’s mission—Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment—begins right here at home.

Beach naturalists on the beach

Community Impact

We strive to bring families and the community together in awe and understanding of the ocean and its importance to life on Earth.

Sea otter swimming

Conservation Action

Beautiful, majestic and teeming with a rich diversity of life, our precious Puget Sound is nevertheless in trouble. Our goal is for every visitor to the Aquarium to come away with new knowledge about the life dwelling within the Sound, as well as what can be done to help preserve it.

Pacific Northwest beach

Sustainable Operations

We also make sure we “walk the talk” regarding conservation issues within our facility. We work to ensure sustainability in all aspects of our operations, in ways that are mutually beneficial to all communities.