Seattle Aquarium naturalists at Blake Island

When the weather in the Puget Sound starts to warm up and the tides go w-a-a-a-a-a-y out, the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists start to appear on local beaches!

A low tied on Blake Island in May.
A low tide on Blake Island in May.

On selected Tillicum Village trips in June and July, beach naturalists from the Seattle Aquarium will be available on the beaches closest the Blake Island marina to answer questions about the Puget Sound marine life at your feet.

Blake Island dates: 

Saturday, June 6: 12:30–2:30 p.m. (-1'9'' tide at 2:15 p.m.)

Friday, July 3: 12:30–2:30 p.m. (-2'7" tide at 12:27 p.m.)
Saturday, July 4: 12:30–2:30 p.m. (-2'3' tide at 1:12 p.m.)
Sunday, July 5: 12:30–2:30 p.m. (1'7' tide at 1:57 p.m.)

You can book a trip to Tillicum Village with us right here. And you'll get the full lowdown on the low tide because the naturalists ride our boat out there with you!


If you're not able to make the trek out to Tillicum Village with us on the Blake Island dates, Beach Naturalists will also be at the north end of the Seattle Waterfront in the Olympic Sculpture Park pocket beach on these dates:

Olympic Sculpture Park pocket beach dates:

Saturday, June 6: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 7: 1:45–4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, July 1: 9:45 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursday, July 2: 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Friday, July 3: 10:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 4: 11:45 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday, July 5: 12:45–3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14: 9:30 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, July 15: 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 30: 9:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Friday, July 31: 10 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Saturday, August 1: 10:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m.
Sunday, August 2: 11:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m.

You can download the full schedule of Beach Naturalist dates here (288 KB PDF).