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Aquarium director Doug Kemper announces admission fees on February 18, 1977.
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On February 18, 1977, with the Seattle Aquarium nearing completion, aquarium director Doug Kemper announces admission fees to meet a $962,000 annual operating budget. Fees for adults will be $2.50, with those for children and seniors lower.
Single admission fees will be as follows:
Annual family passes will go for $25. Individual passes will be $10 for students and seniors and $15 for others.
- Adults 18-61 -- $2.50
- Teens 13-17 -- $1.25
- Seniors 62 and up -- $1.25
- Children 6-12 -- $.75
- Children 5 and younger -- Free
The aquarium was expected to open at the end of April, but did not in fact open until May 20, 1977.
"An Aquarium Full of Surprises," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 18, 1977, p. C-5; "Aquarium to Charge Admission on Scale Basis," The Seattle Times, February 20, 1977, p. A-14.
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