Photo by Sunny Martini.

Seattle Aquarium Fun at Pier 62

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday May 28, 10 am–12 pm
Saturday June 4, 10 am–12 pm
Saturday June 11, 11 am–4 pm
Saturday July 9, 4–8 pm
Saturday July 30, 10 am–12 pm
Friday August 26, 9:30–11:30 am
Friday September 2, 9:30–11:30 am
Friday September 23, 9:30–11:30 am
Friday September 30, 9:30–11:30 am
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Join Seattle Aquarium for hands‑on activities open to all ages. The focus of each event varies from learning about plankton, to storytelling with otters, and fish print art. See event details by date for more. Events 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

Photo by Sunny Martini.

Photo by Sunny Martini.

August 26
Plankton Explorers & Otter Puppets

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

Otter Puppets:

Aquarium staff will focus on the amazing diversity of play in marine ecosystems, and compare that to what it means for humans to play. Play at our otter-themed activity table. It’s a day dedicated to fun and to our playful otter friends.

Activity is geared toward youth and all activities are family-friendly. Activity limited to 30 participants at a time. Activity will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Masks are optional (subject to change per public health guidelines).

Ages 6−12 with parents

Image by Robert Wade.

Photo courtesy of Seattle Aquarium

September 2 & September 23
Plankton Explorers & Fish Prints

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

Fish Prints:

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, we’ll lead a fish printing activity. These art projects are designed for everyone!

Activity will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Activity limited to 20 people at a time. Masks are optional (subject to change per public health guidelines).

Seattle Aquarium

Photo by Sunny Martini.

Photo by Sunny Martini.

September 30
Underwater Researchers & Otter Puppets

Underwater Researchers:

Learn what it takes to be a marine researcher! A member of the Seattle Aquarium’s research team will demonstrate our remotely operated vehicle (ROV)—an underwater robot that can collect important information while humans control it from above (using a gaming console controller!). All ages are welcome.

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

All ages

Otter Puppets:

Aquarium staff will focus on the amazing diversity of play in marine ecosystems, and compare that to what it means for humans to play. Play at our otter-themed activity table. It’s a day dedicated to fun and to our playful otter friends.

Activity is geared toward youth and all activities are family-friendly. Activity limited to 30 participants at a time. Activity will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Masks are optional (subject to change per public health guidelines).

Ages 6−12 with parents

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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