One Fish, Two Fish: 8 Fantastic Places to See & Touch Fish

Kids love fish. And there’s probably a good reason why. They watch them on the big screen, eat snacks shaped like them and even visit entire theme parks dedicated to them. So why not make your little fish fanatic happy this fall by heading to one of these local spots to watch (or even touch) our finned friends. Swim, err, flip through the gallery to see our favorite places where fish lovers (big and small) can meet these creatures of the deep.

SEA Discovery Center

Admission is free to this waterfront aquarium run by Western Washington University— what a good excuse to take the ferry and spend the day in Poulsbo! The motto "do not touch" does not apply here, so it's the perfect destination for kiddos who really want to interact with fish and other sea life. Visitors are promised many surprises in the touch tanks, including sea urchin, crab and shrimp. Just look for the statue of the big octopus and you'll know you've found it!

SEA Discovery Center
18743 Front St. N.E.
Poulsbo, Wa 98370
Online: wp.wwu.edu/seacenter
Hours: Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free; donations are gratefully accepted

photo: SEA Discovery Center 

Have you visited these fishy attractions? Did we miss your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.

— Helen Walker Green


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