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Alaska SeaLife Center

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An education and research-focused aquarium offering underwater views of Alaskan marine animals.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
+1 907-224-6300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of the best adventures in Alaska. A must do if you want to understand what you're seeing. Alaska is unique!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank afternoon_delight46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn about Alaska start here! I would suggest making this your first tourist destination in Seward. It’s a great source of information about the people, the land, it’s historical facts, flora and fauna. You get to see seals, sea lions and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time visiting the SeaLife Center. The variety of sea life they have on display is amazing for such a small town. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Seward.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ckbalchunas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not only a nice aquarium but also an education center. We saw many species I had not seen before.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eguiney
Reviewed December 16, 2018

While in Seward, you must stop at ASLC as the local marine life is fascinating to see up close and their displays with great explanations of what you are seeing is very informative. You can spend a short time and see alot if you have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TWDIceman
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We did not plan to visit the Sea Life Center. I only wanted to see the sealife in their natural state, until my husband overheard someone talking about the center keeping sealife that had injuries and needed special care. One afternoon, it was raining, we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SouthDakotaGrandma
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We started with a self guided tour through the center looking at all the exhibits, gift shop and animal tanks. I think that the sea lions were my fave. They were so playful We added on the octopus encounter which started with a 20 minute...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

It’s really fascinating that this center is not only for research and education but also assists with rescues. The price seemed fair, but when you think about all they do and after seeing it throughout the facility I see where it’s put to use. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bbeers715
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Pretty over priced for the number of exhibits. Water was murky in the tanks I assume to benefit fish but as a result could not see Anything. Only highlight were the paintings in gift shop I still kind of regret not buying , and we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Casey L
Reviewed November 4, 2018

I had a lot of fund here. It was such a thrill to see a puffin less than a foot aware. Luck an attendant was next to me so I didn’t try to touch the funny looking bird. And that touch tank theilled me no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 2, 2019|
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Response from SouthDakotaGrandma | Reviewed this property |
The puffin and water birds area is so much fun. I could have spent more time at the touch tank. I honestly don't remember how much time we spent there...i don't like to keep track of time when i am on vacation. :) But... More
November 2, 2018|
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Response from Dstitzlein | Reviewed this property |
I think 9-6 seven days a week, check to be sure
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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.