- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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For a glimpse under the sea, head to the Seattle Aquarium, which sits along the waterfront just a few blocks west from the Seattle Art Museum. It may not be as impressive as other cities' aquariums, but Seattle's facility offers a wonderful introduction to Northwestern sea life. The highlight of your visit will most likely be the "Window on Washington Waters" exhibit, which features aquatic animals native to the surrounding area. Other highlights include a coral reef tank and a kid-friendly touch tank, where your little ones can shake hands with starfish and sea cucumbers. And don't miss your chance to get the fish-eye view from the aquarium's underwater observation dome.
The Seattle Aquarium is open every day. Some recent visitors say the admission price is a little pricy, but entry to the aquarium is included when you purchase a Seattle CityPASS. For more information, check out the Seattle Aquarium's website.