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Octopus Week at the Aquarium

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 It’s an animal of mystery and legend. An icon. And one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound: the giant Pacific octopus. Celebrate President’s Day weekend and mid-winter break with this very special local celebrity.

 Join us on a mission of discovery as we explore the mystery and lifestyle of this amazing undersea animal with daily octopus feedings and talks, plus hands-on activities. In addition, the following action-packed activities are highlights of Octopus Week:

  • Live octopus release on Saturday, 2/15 at noon. Watch live video feed as our biologists escort one of our octopuses, to a new home in Puget Sound, just below the Aquarium’s pier. The following Saturday, 2/22 at noon, another octopus will be released.  Divers will suit up in the Puget Sound Hall starting at 11:30am. Guests will be able to interact with the divers-learn about all the dive equipment and ask questions about the octopus as well!
  • Divers swim with an octopus on 2/16 and 2/23 at noon in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Get a one-of-a-kind view of an octopus and learn amazing facts about this iconic Puget Sound animal.
  • Octopus weigh-in on Wednesday, 2/19 at 1:30pm. How does one weigh a slippery, suckery, and boneless giant Pacific octopus? Come see for yourself at this demonstration during Octopus Week.

Check the website for the full schedule.

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