The Seattle Aquarium reopens to visitors on Monday, June 29, with timed tickets and coronavirus precautions.
This won’t be the bustling aquarium you likely remember. Visitors will be limited to 15 percent of the aquarium’s capacity, making it a quiet space where fish definitely outnumber people.
The rules require ever visitor over age 2 to wear a mask. Visitors will only be able to walk one way through the exhibits. (No backtracking!) And you will need to look for be marks on the floor showing where to stand, in order to maintain a health social distance.
One of the features most loved by kids, the tide pools, will still be there, but with a no-touch rule.
Restrooms will be single occupancy (or one family occupancy) only.
You can buy tickets online at Seattleaquarium.org. For Washington residents, they are $27.95, and $17.95 for kids aged 4 to 12. You can buy tickets at the aquarium, but they are $2 more. Guests need to show up only for the time printed on their tickets.
Bring a refillable water bottle, because there will be no water fountains.
For more details on what to expect, there’s a video at Seattleaquarium.org.