Seattle, WA. If you’re taking a road trip up north, you might want to know that The Seattle Aquarium reopened a month ago with timed ticketing and limited attendance; this means those who make the journey will get up close to the animals and not other visitors. Seattle Aquarium staffers have worked closely with local health experts to provide a safe and fun experience.

There’s plenty of space to maintain distance as you stroll the wide sidewalk along Alaskan Way, taking in views of Elliott Bay and enjoying the sights and sounds of Seattle’s historic waterfront.

There are some changes you need to know about before visiting:

  • ONLINE TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE for all guests, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time member.
  • YOUR TIMED TICKET indicates your arrival window. There is no limit to how long you can spend at the Aquarium.
  • FACE COVERINGS/MASKS ARE REQUIRED during your visit. Exemptions to this order include babies/toddlers under age 2; anyone with a disability that makes it hard for them to wear or remove a face covering; anyone who is deaf and moves their face and mouth to communicate; and anyone who has been advised by a medical professional to not wear a face-covering because of personal health issues.
  • A ONE-WAY PATHWAY with clear physical distance markers will guide you through the Aquarium and help protect everyone’s health.

Here’s a video with more information:

Opened in 1977, the Seattle Aquarium was owned and operated by the City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation until 2010, when the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium Society assumed its management—a model used by most leading zoos and aquariums across the country.

Currently, the Aquarium’s animal collection is housed within six major exhibits: Window on Washington WatersLife on the EdgePacific Coral ReefBirds & Shores, the Underwater Dome and Marine Mammals.

From the Seattle Aquarium:
The Seattle Aquarium is one of Washington state’s leading environmental education and stewardship institutions, and the region’s gathering place for discussion and sharing information about marine conservation. It maintains a number of research initiatives in cooperation with federal, state, zoological and university partners. The Aquarium is located on Pier 59, at 1483 Alaskan Way.

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