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Alaska SeaLife Center

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Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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An education and research-focused aquarium offering underwater views of Alaskan marine animals.
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

My two little girls and I went to visit and had a great time! My girls loved seeing all the different creatures and I loved the Stellar Sea Lions!

Thank ashleyam333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend a couple of hours at Seward Sealife Center and enjoyed amazing 2 story aquariums plus huge seals and otters playing around. Plenty to see and great to read about the important work they do rescuing and rehabilitating animals. Nice walk back to the train...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had time to kill so we went into the Alaska SeaLife Center and had a surprisingly wonderful time. There was an artists show in the lobby and we got some amazing hand crafted glass. The artist was there and was so nice to us....More

Thank Tomee K
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We had some time in Seward, this was not originally on our list of to do's but so happy we added it once we were there. Definatley worth the money and time. it's a small musuem where you can get up close to the animlas....More

Thank jackiesD6571UH
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

If you feel little bit tired of all the hikes and cruises and fishing and kayaking go to the alaska sealife center. They have a really nice excursion of every type of sealife cruising in alaskan seas (excluding whales ofc lol) Definitely recommed checking this...More

Thank Jan Č
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Loved the Sea Life center! Exhibits were so fun and the animals were beautiful. Wonderful because the Sea Life center is involved with research and wildlife rehab!

Thank HalfpintAdventures
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

After paying the entry fee I was expecting the sea life center to be a lot bigger. It had really cool fish though and was exciting for my little one.

Thank bojanaa765
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Fun and interactive center. Admission is high, but it is a rescue/rehab center as well. Plan on spending about 2 hours.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I debated if 2 grown-ups should visit the Alaska SeaLife Center and decided we may as well while in "Rome". Tickets are typically $25 per person (plus tax and fees), but we got ours through our Kenai Fjords tour as vouchers (we took the "free...More

Thank PCinQC
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The Sea Life Center was very clean and pretty from the outside but I thought the seals had very little room to swim. The puffins seemed crowded and overall, there wasn't much to see except a nice building. We walked into the lobby and had...More

Thank Trina N
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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.
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
June 16, 2016|
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Response from Shrlrd4 | Reviewed this property |
The previous answer by Chani is correct.