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- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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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 of 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 points of interest 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.
Visitors say a quick stop by the aquarium is worth a visit, especially if you can see the animals in action. Though reviewers admit the facilities aren't as large as you'd expect, they did say the aquarium is the perfect size to keep children (and adults) entertained for a couple hours.
The Seattle Aquarium is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some visitors say the admission is a little pricey, but entry to the aquarium is included if you purchase a Seattle CityPASS. Otherwise, expect to pay about $16.95 for children ages 4 to 12, and $24.95 for adults. For more information, check out the Seattle Aquarium's website.
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