Seattle Aquarium

About Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium is a respected authority on Puget Sound, the Salish Sea and the world’s one ocean. Our passionate staff increases awareness and drives the change needed to preserve and protect our marine environment through a variety of channels including: a compelling exhibit experience and engaging daytime and evening events; conservation education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds; community outreach to underserved populations; research that advances understanding of animals in our care and their counterparts in the wild; advocacy and policy work; an award-winning volunteer program; strong and consistent marketing efforts; and more.

We’re noted for our collaborative, communicative and team-oriented working environment. Our values, developed in conjunction with our staff, include commitments to adopting and promoting sustainable practices; creating awe-inspiring experiences; constantly learning and improving; fostering an inclusive community; maintaining scientific credibility through evidence-based practices; and honoring our unique place by using our location and history as a lens for larger understanding.

Proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, we’re the eighth-largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and we welcome over 850,000 people through our front doors each year. Guided by our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, we’ve developed a master plan to substantially increase in size and impact by opening a new exhibit building, the Ocean Pavilion. Our current annual budget is $18 million.


Beach Naturalist

June 2019 - August 2019 Seattle, WA
“I really liked the training and support around all the volunteers. It didn't feel like we were expected to do too much, and it made it a really fun experience since I never felt pushed too far past my comfort zone. ”


November 2018 - July 2019 Seattle, WA
“I loved interacting with both the wildlife and the guests. Everyday, so many people would come in excited and I liked to see their faces light up when touching animals in the tide pools, I also loved to feed the octopuses because they had great personalities.”
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