Aquarium hours

Daily times and holiday schedules

Whether you visit us once or once a month, you will always see, touch and explore something new and exciting every time at the Seattle Aquarium. We are growing faster than a brine shrimp and exhibits are constantly changing. So don't miss the boat.


9:30am to 5pm daily
Last entry at 5pm, exhibits close at 6pm

The Aquarium is closed all day June 2, 2017 for Splash! our annual fundraising gala.

Extended summer hours

Join us for extended summer hours, select days June 9–August 31. The Aquarium will be open from 9:30am–6pm. Last entry is at 6pm, exhibits close at 7pm.

August 18
August 20
August 24

August 25
August 27
August 31

Holiday hours

Thanksgiving Day 9:30am-3pm
(The Aquarium Café is closed today. The Aquarium Store is open.)

Christmas Eve 9:30am-3pm

Christmas Day Closed

Open regular hours all other Holidays, including:

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Exhibits close one hour after the last admission.