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.

Pacific Science Center

Among all the wonderful things to see and do at the PSC, there's a saltwater tidepool to explore — where you can see and touch native Puget Sound creatures. You can also spot koi carp swimming in the ponds of the Tropical Butterfly House. While we wouldn't recommend going just for the fish (they're not the main attraction here), the Pacific Science Center is a great day out and, If you happen to be there with your budding Marine Biologist, you should definitely take the plunge and visit the tidepool and koi ponds!

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
Online: pacificsciencecenter.org
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. & holidays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Cost: $21.95/Adults; $15.95/Youth (6-15); $11.95/Kids (3-5); $19.95/Seniors (65 & older)

photo: Daniel Stockman via Flickr

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

— Helen Walker Green


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