Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium houses over 9,000 specimens of 367 animal species. It is an integrated zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden housing several exhibits reflecting the theme of ecosystems from the Pacific rim. The Aquarium was added to the zoo ( founded in 1905) in 1935. The two aquariums - North Pacific Aquarium and the South Pacific Aquarium features species from different parts of the pacific ocean such as the rockfish, giant pacific octopus to blacktip reef sharks, nurse sharks, and green sea turtle.
Address : 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Distance from Seattle : 39.6 miles
Open Hours : Sunday to Friday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday - 5:00 Pm to 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration : 2 to 3 hours
Admission Rates : Adult ( Ages 13+) - USD 18
Child ( 3 -12) - USD 14
Infant ( 2 and under) - Free
Members - Free
Aquariums : South Pacific Aquarium, North Pacific Aquarium.
Parking : Free
Public Transit : Bus routes 10 and 11.
Exhibits : Asian Forest Sanctuary, Small Animals Exhibit, Rocky Shores, Arctic Tundra, and more
Seattle Aquarium, founded in 1977 is the largest establishment striving for Ocean Conservation and Engagement in the Pacific Northwest. It offers a unique view of Ocean Conservation by presenting unique exhibits and organizing events targeted toward the community to enhance their understanding of marine habitats and Wildlife.
Address : 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Open Hours : Daily - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Last entry at 3 PM
Suggested Duration : 1 to 2 hours
Admission Rate : Adult (13+) - USD 27.95 to USD 32.95
Youth ( 4 - 12) - USD 17.95 to 22.95
Child (3 and under) - Free
* discounts are given to the online purchase of tickets.
Exhibits : Giant Pacific Octopus, Underwater Dome, River Otters, Marine Mammals, Birds & Shores, Tropical Pacific.
Parking : Nearby garages.
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