Join us at Pier 62 for events and programs all year round!

Seattle Aquarium Fun at Pier 62

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday May 28, 2022 from 10 am–12 pm
Saturday Jun 4, 2022 from 10 am–12 pm
Saturday Jun 11, 2022 from 11 am–4 pm
Saturday Jul 9, 2022 from 4–8 pm
Saturday Jul 30, 2022 from 10 am–12 pm

Join Seattle Aquarium for fun activities open to all ages. The focus of each event varies from learning to storytelling and art, see event details by date for more. Events will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Photo by Ryan Hawk, courtesy of Seattle Aquarium

Image by Robert Wade.

May 28
Ocean‑Themed Story Time

Join Seattle Aquarium staff for a story on the pier with an ocean-themed children’s book. Following the story, staff will lead youngsters in an animal-themed puppet craft designed especially for them.

Event is recommended for children ages six and under and their families. No reservation is necessary, but space is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early for the best seats.

Harbor seal photo by Ryan Hawk, courtesy of Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium

June 4
Harbor Seal Pup Shower

It’s a seal-ebration! Every spring and summer, seal and sea lion mothers along the West coast give birth to their new generation of pups. You’re invited to join the Seattle Aquarium as we throw a Pup Shower in their honor. Participants will play games, make cards for the new parents, and learn the best gift they, as humans, can give their new seal neighbors.

All ages are welcome. Event limited to 30 participants at a time. Games will be played on a rotating basis so everyone gets a turn, and the craft table will be available throughout the day. Seattle Aquarium educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight into our local seal population.

Photo by Yiling Wong

Photo courtesy of Seattle Aquarium

June 11
Otter Triva & Table Fun with Family Day at Pier 62

Join the Seattle Aquarium to play together for Family Day at Pier 62! Aquarium staff will focus on the amazing diversity of play in marine ecosystems, and compare that to what it means for humans to play. Staff will test your otter trivia and play at our otter-themed activity table. It’s a day dedicated to fun and to our playful otter friends.

Event is geared toward youth and all activities are family-friendly. Event limited to 30 participants at a time. Event will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Ages 6-12 with parents

Waterfront Block Party 2021 - Photo by Erik Holsather

Photo courtesy of Seattle Aquarium

July 9
Art Day / Plankton Tow with Waterfront Block Party

It’s a Friends of the Waterfront Block Party and everyone is invited! Seattle Aquarium staff and educators will offer a choice of fun art activities for all ages. Visitors may find themselves studying the incredible diversity of plankton under a microscope, or engaged in a craft project.

Event will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Seattle Aquarium exhibits
Life on the Edge. Tidepools

Seattle Aquarium exhibits Life on the Edge. Tidepools

July 9
Fishy Painting & Prints with Waterfront Block Party

Join Seattle Aquarium staff for a relaxing day of art on the pier. At one station, participants will paint a portrait of one of the many beautiful marine invertebrates of Puget Sound. At another, staff will lead a fish printing activity. These art projects are designed for everyone!

Event will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Event limited to 20 people at a time.

All ages

Red seaweed in the Puget Sound, photo by Adam Lu

A jellyfish by the Salish Sea, photo by Yiling Wong

July 9
Ocean‑Themed Art with Waterfront Block Party

Join Seattle Aquarium staff for a day dedicated to artists of all skill levels. At one station, participants will create a portrait of one of the many beautiful marine invertebrates of Puget Sound. At another, an educator will lead an ocean-themed art project. Kids and adults are both welcome!

Event will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Event limited to 20 people at a time.

All ages

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

Ryan Hawk, Plankton tow, Teens Photo releases signed by classes. Education and school programs

July 30
Plankton Explorers

Join Seattle Aquarium experts as they uncover the amazing life that hides in every drop of seawater: plankton! It comes in thousands of different varieties, so experts can never be sure exactly what will be found during this event. Seattle Aquarium staff will bring special equipment to collect plankton, as well as microscopes for observation. Visitors will see something truly unexpected and maybe even something Aquarium staff have never seen before!

Event is limited to 20 participants at a time who will get hands on in the order they arrive. Event will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

All ages

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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