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Washington State Aquariums

Come and swim with the fishes in Washington State. Ok, you can't really swim with them, but you can look. You know how to look don't you?

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Touted as one of America’s best small zoos and aquariums, this 29 acre animal habitat has much to explore. The Point has a wide variety of animals to discover. You can see tigers, apes and Malaysian tapirs in the Asian Forest, beluga whales and walruses in Rocky Shores, musk ox in the Arctic Tundra, lemon sharks and sea horses in the South Pacific Aquarium, jellyfish, eels and starfish in the Northern Pacific Aquarium and many other rare and exotic animals in habitats throughout Point Defiance. Also of interest is the Kid’s Zone where children can play on the animal themed play equipment, pet goats in the Contact Junction, dance on the lily pad fountain or ride on the antique carousel.

5400 North Pearl Street
Tacoma
253-591-5337
5400 North Pearl Street
Tacoma
253-591-5337
www.plaxa.org
Hours- 9:30-6pm Memorial Day – Labor Day
9:30-5pm April, May, & September
9:30-4 pm January -March & October – December
Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving

Seattle Aquarium

Since its opening in 1977, the aquarium has educated and entertained 1,000’s of guest. The aquarium is home to a variety of fish, birds, marine animals, and other sea creatures, including a 50 pound octopus named Dudley. A favorite attraction is the underwater dome where you can be immersed in a clear bubble at the bottom of a 400,000 gallon tank. Next door is an IMAX theatre.

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
206-386-4300
www.seattleaquarium.org
Open Daily