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See a variety of marine species, including small crustaceans, eels, and a giant octopus, at Seaside Aquarium. One of the oldest aquariums in the United States, the space was once a public saltwater bath. The original pipes from the 1920s are still used to feed water to the tanks. For a fee, you can feed the harbor seals, the aquarium’s talented and popular residents. Visit the touch tank to feel the textures of starfish, anemones, and sea urchins, and view the ocean’s tiniest species through microscopes. Note that the facility is on the small side and can get crowded on busy days. Plan my day in Seaside using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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We went with our four year old grandson. This place was perfect! Feeding the seals was the total highlight of the trip with so many belly laughs at the seals' enjoyment of the fish. The touch tank...
We went with our four year old grandson. This place was perfect! Feeding the seals was the total highlight of the trip with so many belly laughs at the seals' enjoyment of the fish. The touch tank... more »
We went on a weekend in mid October. It was pleasantly uncrowded compared to the aquariums I’m used to (Tacoma Point Defiance and Seattle). I loved how interactive it was. From feeding the seals, to touching the sea critters. For its size, I felt like there was so much to look at and do. I can’t wait to be back.
Small and awesome little aquarium! My daughter has been asking to see an octopus and they have 2 fairly large ones! We also saw lots of fish, crab, snails and shark. My daughter also loved the two areas where you can reach in and touch snails, sea cucumber, starfish and sea anemone! Don't forget to feed the seals! So much fun!
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