The Seattle Aquarium released its Master Plan For Expansion this week, rolling out a proposal that would increase exhibit space by at least 40 percent and cost a minimum of $90 million. Our favorite part is the Shark tank.
The biggest addition is the Tropical Pacific Pavilion (which would house the shark tank). It would rise to the east of today’s aquarium, connecting the waterfront with the Pike Place Market. The pavilion would allow nearly twice the number of visitors as today.
If all goes according to plan, the expansion would include renovations to Pier 59 and a renovation and expansion of Pier 60. Currently, these house all the aquarium’s activities: exhibits, veterinary care, research facilities, classrooms, the café and the gift shop.