Welcome to the Aquariums
South Pacific Aquarium
The next best thing to a tropical vacation, the South Pacific Aquarium features dozens of brightly colored tropical fish swimming in the 24,000-gallon Lagoon exhibit. Dive deeper as you explore the Blue Hole, where fish peek at you from their hiding places. Come face-to-face with six species of sharks as they explore their 240,000-gallon Outer Reef environment. Here, you can watch staff biologists feed the sharks.
Can't get enough sharks? Register for an Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive!
North Pacific Aquarium
Puget Sound is home to fascinating and beautiful creatures that you can see up close at the North Pacific Aquarium. View Northwest native species, including salmon, rockfish, jellies, bay pipefish, a giant Pacific octopus and many more. Enjoy the large community exhibit from above, or explore the lower level of the North Pacific Aquarium where familiar landmarks and marine habitats are portrayed in the Around the Sound exhibit gallery. Outside the aquarium building, peer into the cool waters of the North Pacific Tidepool to find urchins and anemones.
Marine Discovery Center
Visit the Marine Discovery Center
inside the North Pacific Aquarium to discover firsthand what a sea star or sea urchin feels like. Take part in a squid dissection, try on a costume, make a fun art project and learn how we can all protect Puget Sound habitats for the marine life in our own backyards.