Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium: Family Activities on the Pier

Saturday August 28, 2021, 10 am–3 pm
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A day of back‑to‑back family‑friendly programs led by Seattle Aquarium at Pier 62

10am – 11am   

Plankton Explorers & Puget Sound Peer Down

11am – 12pm     

Seattle Aquarium Storytime

12pm – 1pm

Closer Look Tables

1pm – 2pm  

Seattle Aquarium Storytime

2pm – 3pm  

Plankton Explorers & Puget Sound Peer Down

Activity Descriptions:


Join Seattle Aquarium experts as they uncover the amazing life that hides in every drop of seawater: plankton! Plankton comes in thousands of different varieties, so we’re never sure exactly what we’ll find during this program. Seattle Aquarium staff will bring special equipment to collect plankton as well as microscopes to observe. We can guarantee you’ll see something truly unexpected and maybe even something Aquarium Staff has never seen.


Join Seattle Aquarium experts along the waters of Puget Sound on a mission to find amazing wildlife. Participants will meet Aquarium Staff at Pier 62 and learn how to look for marine invertebrates, birds, and marine mammals. We never know what we might find on this exciting adventure. Participants should come ready to explore and use their senses to uncover the secrets of the Salish Sea. No reservation is necessary, but space is limited. A small amount of walking is required; comfortable shoes are recommended.


Join Seattle Aquarium Staff for storytime out on the pier. We will read through an ocean-themed children’s book. Following storytime, Aquarium Staff will provide a fun craft related to the book for all participating children. We recommend this program for children six years of age and under and their families. No reservation is necessary, but space is limited.

Masks are required for unvaccinated participants. All programs will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Ryan Hawk, Plankton tow, Teens, Staff, Interps Photo releases signed by classes. Seattle Aquarium staff and volunteers Education and school programs

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Created in partnership with the Seattle Aquarium

The region’s premier resource for hands-on marine experiences and conservation education, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound and our world’s one big ocean. Join us in our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

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