Valentine's Day at the aquarium, and other learning events in Seattle this week

If the playground, park and movie routine is getting a little tired, why not do something different with the kids this weekend? From a Valentine's Day celebration at an aquarium to information about gap year programs, these events will win approval from everyone in the family.

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Valentine’s Day at the Seattle Aquarium

This Valentine's Day-themed event examines different animals' mating behaviors. In celebration of Valentine's Day, find out which species mate for life, which do special mating dances and explore different mating techniques. Participants will also be able to see the animals receive special Valentine's Day treats. 

When: Thursday, February 14, 10 a.m.
Where: 1483 Alaskan Way
Price: Free-$30
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Octopus Week

If that's not enough aquatic excitement for you, stop by the aquarium on Saturday to learn more than you could ever have imagined about the eight-tentacled octopus. Expect a talk, feeding, diver shows and more on Octopus Day. 

When: Saturday, February 16, 9:30 a.m.
Where: 1483 Alaskan Way
Price: Free-$30 
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USA Gap Year Fair 2019: Seattle, WA

Gap years can give young and old people alike a new outlook on life, a fresh start, an opportunity to see and explore some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Stop by Roosevelt High School on Wednesday to hear about a number of gap year programs. 

When: Wednesday, February 13, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt High School, 1410 N.E. 66th St.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way