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    Family Fun At The Seattle Aquarium

    Seattle Aquarium is one of the best Aquarium's we've ever seen. Here is just a sample picture of the fish and coral in a water tank. Seattle Aquarium's renovated space on Pier 59 features the new Window on Washington Waters exhibit. This 120,000 gallon exhibit with a huge window dramatically showcases hundreds of local fish and invertebrates in a scene replicated from the rocky underwater cliffs of Neah Bay.

    Twice a day, divers with specialized masks that allow them to talk to the visitors enter the waters and tell visitors about the environment and the wonderful creatures who live in the depths. Window on Washington Waters is housed in the new Puget Sound Great Hall with a soaring ceiling and wonderful timber trusses. Other features of the Seattle Aquarium's renovations include a crashing wave exhibit, cafe on the mezzanine level, a new entrance to the Aquarium on Alaskan Way, plus an expanded gift shop.

    The first Sunday of each month is a great time for families to visit the Seattle Aquarium for a day full of special activities that include exciting craft projects for kids. Craft activities will take place from 11am to 3pm, and are free with Aquarium admission, no registration for these events are needed.

    The Seattle Aquarium also has special summer camps for kids age 7 to 15. During camp kids can explore Puget Sound and participate in activities such as beach field trips, hands-on activities with animals, art projects and more. With a exciting variety of camps available you're sure to find the right camp program to suit your child's interest. Weeklong sessions also offered in July and August.

    Getting There:

    For complete details on programs and special events at the Seattle Aquarium call 206-386-4300 or visit their website at www.seattleaquarium.org.