- $19 for one admission to Lightning Talks with one drink included on Thursday, November 12 ($30 value)
The event takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Seattle Aquarium on Thursday, November 12. Guests enjoy desserts and drinks at the bar. One drink is included.
Participants learn about marine-science research from local scientists during Lightning Talks, which are part of the larger Discover Science Weekend. The scientists give five-minute glimpses into topics such as “Mishka” — the asthmatic sea otter— and orca-poop-sniffing dogs. They strive to inspire visitors to help with the conservation of our marine environment. Admission to the Seattle Aquarium is included.
The Seattle Aquarium
An octopus gently pushes itself through crystal waters, sea otters twist and flip at the surface as they work through a crab, shore birds perch over pools, and between them all visitors smile in wonder. Seattle Aquarium has attracted millions of guests with such exhibits since it opened more than 35 years ago.
By combining environments for fish, mammal, and avian species, the aquarium captures a slice of the Puget Sound ecosystem, inspiring guests to examine the breadth of life off their shores and how their daily actions impact it. Feedings and daily talks about the animals expand on the wealth of information. And touch pools allow many to experience life in the waters in a way they never have before.
The Seattle Aquarium is home to biologists who conduct critical research on northern sea otters, the giant Pacific octopus, and other Puget Sound species as part of efforts to contribute to the health of the local marine environment. Focused exhibits work to raise awareness about conservation by imparting an understanding of the threatened orca whale and the sixgill shark—the third-largest predatory shark in the world.