Seattle Aquarium

Seattle, United States

Seattle Aquarium


The Seattle Aquarium is a public aquarium in Seattle, Washington, United States, located on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront. It opened in 1977 and has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

The aquarium opened on May 20, 1977, and was initially owned and operated by the City of Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation. On July 1, 2010, the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium Society - the official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the aquarium - assumed management of the institution from the city. Bassetti/Norton/Metler/Rekevics were the architects for the building.

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