Thank you to everyone who attended the event!


Image from Seattle Aquarium

Image from The Seattle Aquarium

NSWA’s 2024 Annual Member Event and Holiday Party


7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PT

Thursday, January 18

The Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 [map]


We’re going to the aquarium! Please join us at The Seattle Aquarium on January 18th for our annual member meeting and holiday party. Guests will be able to explore the aquarium, mingle with peers (piers?), and relax all while enjoying delicious food and drink. The event will also feature the introduction of the 2024 board as well as the 2024 Best of the Northwest Awards. 

Register now as spaces are limited. Thanks to support from our sponsors, tickets are $35 for members and $45 for guests. We have also set aside a number of discounted tickets at $10 each for student and hardship members. If you’d like to make an additional one-time donation, please see our page here:

Check out some photos below:

HereImages from Joe Mabel/Flickr  and The Seattle Aquarium


Q: Do I need to be a member to attend?

A: We do ask that if you attend that you are either an active NSWA member or the invited guest of an active NSWA member or an affiliated organization.

Q: Can college students attend?

A: Yes, if you’re a member or the guest of a member. We do offer a select number discounted event tickets for students.

Q: What about little kids? Are they allowed to attend as well?

A: Though the aquarium is a fun venue for families, this is still primarily a professional event, so will be adults-only.

Q: Does the aquarium have good air circulation/ventilation?

A: Yes, since the pandemic the aquarium has made upgrades to its HVAC system, including monitoring the system regularly for filter changes and air quality prior to every evening event gathering, including ours. There our outdoor exhibit spaces and plenty of places throughout the aquarium to spread out. Life on the Edge and Puget Sound Hall both have high ceilings.

Q: Is there parking?

A: The aquarium itself does not have on-site parking, however there are a number of large parking structures within a couple of blocks with reasonable rates. Parking and transportation details. The aquarium is also close to the downtown transit hub with buses and the lightrail. 

Q: Will there be food?

A: Yes, we are planning a vegetarian menu that we hope will delight both herbivores and omnivores. Food service will begin around 8:00 PM.

Q: Will there be drinks?

A: Yes, there will be a cash/credit card bar with beer, wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic options. 

This Year’s Sponsors

This year’s event has been made possible thanks to our current sponsors:



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