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Alaska SeaLife Center

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301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
+1 907-224-6300
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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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“sea life” (467 reviews)
“octopus” (133 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
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+1 907-224-6300
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Reviewed yesterday

The Alaska SeaLife Center is definitely worth visiting. We enjoyed seeing the puffins, sea creatures and marine mammals exhibited throughout the facility. The added bonus of the Octopus Encounter thrilled everyone in our family! Meeting three of the octopus up close and personal was beyond...More

Thank kmccaughey2
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Reviewed yesterday

The SeaLife Center is a great place to learn about the fish, mammals, shellfish, birds, and invertebrate in the ocean. They also help stranded or injured sea mammals (sea lions, sea otters). They nurse them back to health and return them to sea. It's a...More

Thank EC9876
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Glad we stopped here while in Seward. Got to see a lot of local animals. Stellar Sea lion, seals, puffins, and an amazing giant octopus.

Thank Triksr4kids
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed the sea animals. This is a must do in Seward. I would allow 1-2 hours to do it justice. The views of the harbor from the back deck are fabulous.

Thank Gregory T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous centre which rescues, rehabilitates where possible and “repairs” injured or orphaned marine life. The staff are passionate about what they do and my time spent feeding the Otter Pup was a fascinating insight into the 24 hr care needed to get the pup back...More

Thank funtyone
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well done marine center. It is geared toward kids but my husband I enjoyed it very much and should have allowed more time. We were traveling through Seward to meet our cruise ship and had scheduled a trip to the Sea Life Center to...More

Thank Pat124
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This isn't a very large aquarium but it beautifully represents Alaskan sea life and culture. The sea lions were a highlight for us. We spent about 1.5 hours there and my kids enjoyed it. I liked the exhibit that explained all about local salmon populations....More

Thank Nichole B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing research and rescue center for alaskan sea life. Also an aquarium with a big variety of exhibits. Lots to do for kids including a petting pool. Really worth a visit.

Thank Vsm09
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are between cruises in Sward, this is a must to visit. The layout is easy and the availability of the birds and sea life is very well presented. We had complimentary tickets so I cannot comment on the cost but I do recommend...More

Thank Joseph102
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful place to get up close to seabirds and other sea life. Touch tanks, lots of informative displays, some interactive, great for kids. The coffee was very good at the cafe. Friendly informative staff. I would have loved to do one of the special encounters...More

Thank jeaniemarini
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Karen K
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Alaska Sealife Center directly. I believe they have regularly scheduled behind the scenes tours, but probably do them on special requests also. The staff is very informative and available for questions.
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Peeeper
July 14, 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
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mambo-bambo
June 16, 2016|
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Response from Shrlrd4 | Reviewed this property |
The previous answer by Chani is correct.
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