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Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist Program at Multiple Locations

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Sun, June 23, 2024
Tue, July 23, 2024

Editor's Note: This event is occurring at multiple locations, listed below.

Stroll along almost any local beach during low tide and you’ll see that the shore is alive! Not only can you discover Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals — you may also encounter Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists: advocates for the living wonders on our shorelines who are eager to share their knowledge.

The Beach Naturalist program runs on low-tide days throughout the summer and on select winter evenings. The amazing people who operate it are local residents who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 200 people have volunteered to help community members learn about and enjoy our shorelines.

Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you explore gently to keep animals and their homes safe; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more.

Ask a beach naturalist! Need help identifying something? Email a photo to and a beach naturalist will respond to you as soon as we can.

Richmond Beach – 2021 NW 190th St, Shoreline, WA 98177

Carkeek Park – 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle, WA 98177

Constellation/Charles Richey Viewpoint – 3521 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Golden Gardens Park – 8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA 98117

Lincoln Park – 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Seahurt Park – 1600 SW Seahurst Park Rd, Burien, WA 98166

Saltwater State Park – 25205 8th Pl S, Des Moines, WA 98198

Dash Point State Park – 5700 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 98023

*Des Moines Beach – 22030 Cliff Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198*

Olympic Sculpture Park Pocket Beach – 2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Redondo Beach – 28231 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198


*Please note that we will not have Beach Naturalists stationed at Des Moines Beach on June 5, June 6, July 4, July 20 and July 21.


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