Find out about all of the exclusive members-only events and programs

We advertise members-only offerings on our website and through member emails. If you're an Aquarium member and would like to start receiving this information (and more!), just click on the "Login" button at the upper right-hand corner of any page on our website, then fill out the New User Registration.

Members-only movie nights at the Aquarium: Fun for the whole family

Enjoy these special, members-only nights at the Aquarium! Popcorn, candy, and beverages are provided to accompany either an aquatic-themed movie or other family fare. Before the featured show starts you will have the opportunity to see, touch and explore the animals in our tide pools.

Next movie night will be in March 2018. Check back soon for details!

The next members-only movie night featuring Zootopia (PG) will take place on July 8, 2016. Registration will open on June 21.

Our next members-only movie night featuring Moana (PG) will take place on July 21, 2017. Required registration will open on July 5. 

Members-Only early openings

Members-only early openings

Join us for members-only early openings throughout the year, when we open our doors half an hour early exclusively for members. Join us at 9am to beat the crowds and experience the Aquarium as it’s just waking up. The kids can enjoy a free cocoa or lemonade* in our café that day. And remember, City of Seattle meter parking is free on Sundays!

Upcoming dates:

November 26—Diving Santa
December 31—Winter Fishtival
January 14—Hawaii Weekend
February 18—Octopus Week

*Drink vouchers are available at the front desk between 9 and 9:30am and redeemable at the cafe; anytime that day.

Pacific coral reef activity backpacks: Available exclusively to members

Check out our activity backpacks, filled with games, activities and books that provide family fun and offer engaging ways to learn more about the Pacific coral reef habitat and the animals that live there. Detailed instructions for each activity are included as well as an adult guide to provide you with additional information and ideas while exploring our Hawaiian fish exhibit. Perfect for kids between ages 4 and 6.

Activity backpacks are available for member use every day from October 1 through March 31 with the exception of all federal holidays and the following blackout dates:

December 26-January 1—Winter Fishtival
January 13-15—Hawaii in Your Own Backyard
February 17-25—Octopus Week

You can check one out at the member desk on a first come, first served basis. A credit card number is required to check out a backpack and will be given back to you at the end of checkout. Please note: backpacks are for use only while you're in the Aquarium and cannot be taken home.

You will be asked to complete a short survey when you return the backpack so we can learn from your experience. Your participation and feedback will be greatly appreciated and will help guide us in future activity plans. If you fill out the survey, you will also have a chance to win a FREE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP renewal.

Our survey prize winner will be contacted by April 16, 2018. Only existing members will be eligible to win.