Salty Salish

Guide to Tide Pooling and Beach Combing around Seattle

Your guide to wandering our beaches at low tide and what to do with the sea life you find there.

05/12/2022 By Allison Williams

Tally the Votes

The Historic Election Results of 1972

A third north-south highway, the Seattle Aquarium at Golden Gardens, and electric-powered streetcars were all on the ballot 50 years ago.

03/07/2022 Illustrations by Jordan Kay By Angela Cabotaje

32 And Me

Today Is Kraken Day—Here's How to Celebrate

Seattle's NHL team is making March 2 all about their fans with discounts, freebies, and giveaways around town, from hockey bars to the Iceplex.

03/02/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Animal Style

The Best Zoos and Aquariums of Western Washington

Meet the wild things of Washington in Issaquah, Bremerton, and beyond.

01/27/2022 By Allison Williams

Tenta-Cool

This Weekend, Watch an Octopus Get Released into Puget Sound

The Seattle Aquarium will return Hugo, a giant Pacific octopus, to the sea on Saturday as the end of Octopus Week approaches.

02/21/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Stages of Love

6 Seattle Shows for a Valentine’s Outing

Fulfill your heart’s desires with bombshell burlesque, a glam '80s dance party, and cathartic break-up covers.

02/06/2020 By Ryan Phelan

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do November 8–10

School bus improv, a Tolkien deep dive, and blockbusters at Benaroya.

11/08/2019 By Courtney Cummings and Ryan Phelan

Dark Arts

The Best Halloween Events in Seattle

You guessed it—everything’s haunted.

10/15/2019 By Nicole Pasia and Ryan Phelan

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium Splash Gala 2019

The Seattle Aquarium’s 28th Annual Splash! gala, raised over $1,050,000.

07/17/2019

Pride 2019

Seattle Pride Event Guide 2019

Complement your parade experience with a boozy night at the aquarium, a reading party for introverts, countless parties, and more.

06/25/2019 By Lily Hansen

Rainy Day Rescues

What to Do Indoors in Seattle When Bad Weather Strikes

8 places around the city that channel summer vibes, even on cloudy days.

05/29/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Dining Events

Where to Eat and Drink February 27–March 5

The week in which: We sip amaro before lunch, drink to a notorious Seattle legend, and raise a fork for Fat Tuesday.

02/27/2019 By Haley Gray

Seattle Aquarium

SeaChange Breakfast 2018

Generous donors, board members, and sponsors gathered to support the Seattle Aquarium’s SeaChange breakfast.

11/09/2018

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium Splash Gala 2018

On June 1, the Seattle Aquarium hosted the 27th annual Splash! gala, raising more than $848,000.

07/09/2018

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium- SeaChange

On October 10, the Seattle Aquarium’s SeaChange breakfast raised over $134,000.

10/10/2017

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium Adult Swim 2017

The Seattle Aquarium Auxiliary Board hosted its third annual Adult Swim.

09/21/2017

City Hall

Seattle Is Set to Ban Plastic Straws and Utensils

"The bottom line is this: We are creating plastic pollution at an unprecedented scale, and we cannot clean or recycle it fast enough."

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Seattle Aquarium

Slide Show: Seattle Aquarium, Splash! 2016

On Friday, June 3, the Seattle Aquarium hosted their 25th annual Splash! gala, raising more than $1,130,000

06/04/2016

Slideshow

Slide Show: Splash! 2015

06/06/2015

Slideshow

Slide Show: SeaChange

03/13/2015