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Alaska SeaLife Center

Features Animals
301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
+1 907-224-6300
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Nice place to visit

This was a nice place to go especially when it was raining all day. I think this is more suited... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Valparaiso, Indiana
Must-see in Seward

The SeaLife Center was a great experience. Good exhibits of a nice variety of aquatic life with... read more

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An education and research-focused aquarium offering underwater views of Alaskan marine animals.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
+1 907-224-6300
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a nice place to go especially when it was raining all day. I think this is more suited for kids, they have quite a few activities for children. the seals were fun to watch and there were some informative movies

Thank kram1946
Reviewed yesterday

The SeaLife Center was a great experience. Good exhibits of a nice variety of aquatic life with appropriate explanations. Touching pool especially nice for children. The puffins were a highlight; it was possible to get very close to them.

Thank KYProf
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Sea Life Center is a lot more than you might expect. They have great educational & research exhibits, with knowledgable staff. We talked to some people doing some great work with the local Marine population. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you see...More

Thank thestanman
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this wonderful Sealife Centre the day before we took the day long fiord tour and found they linked up very well. Wonderful to see the puffins and the depth of their dive, So many interesting sea creatures to see up close.

Thank Youngatheart1960
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent Aquarium! I took my family and friends here after our cruise ended. It looks like it's a small aquarium but there is ALOT inside. Very cool and active sea lions and seals exhibit. Their Puffin exhibit is incredible, you are so close to them...More

Thank jlipp5240
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would say that is center is a nice place to start in seward, you will get a good understanding of what sea life to expect around seward. We got to witness a rescued baby walrus being fed. I would recommend this as an education...More

Thank webbtravellog
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I spent the good part of a day here and we learned so much about Alaskan sea life. We splurged and booked the puffin encounter ($75) and the octopus encounter ($75) a few months ahead of our trip and we are so...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed the sea life center so much we spent hours and hours going through all the exhibits and even paid a little extra to see the baby sea otter being feed we enjoyed the experience thank you so much

Thank Dina K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good place to spend a relaxing afternoon in downtown Seward. Part aquarium, part rescue this had lots of sea life.

Thank Gretchen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful aquarium and aviary with instructional exhibits and live animals. Well designed and beautifully managed along the Cook inlet.

Thank Joel A
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Karen K
27 February 2017|
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Response from BlessingsMultiplied1 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a variety of behind the scenes tours, animals encounters, or guided tours that are priced between approximately $15 to $75 depending on what you are looking for during your visit. You can book when you arrive... More
14 July 2016|
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Response from karjer21 | Reviewed this property |
Adult (13+) $21.95 Senior (65+) $19.95 Child (4-12) $11.95 3 and Under Free The touch tank is filled with more sea life to touch than I have ever seen and the water is so cold. Fun to... More
16 June 2016|
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Response from Shrlrd4 | Reviewed this property |
The previous answer by Chani is correct.