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Alaska SeaLife Center

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Open 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 September 2, 2018 via mobile

The aquarium offered so much information regarding seal life in Alaska! The story of salmon was so interesting. We saw otters, seals, and touched starfish. It is great for adults and children. There were also examples of most fish found in the area swimming in...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Glad I visited here, as there is alot to do. Modern large building located at far end of Seward, can be reached using free city shuttle. Senior admission price $22. Interactive exhibits and touch tanks for kids, lots of exhibits and offers a Behind the...More

Thank mermaid82001
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Sea Life Center. The displays are super educational. The touch tank was very interesting. Look at the view off the back deck on the second floor. It is fabulous! We had a warm sunny day and it was...More

Thank Luann R
Reviewed August 31, 2018

There is so much to do in Seward but I'm so glad that I took the time to visit the SeaLife Center. I wish I could have spent more time there.,

Thank Sara M
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Educational and reasonably priced, this was a nice alternative for a stormy day. Loved the puffins! It wasn’t too crowded when we went. We were 5 adults (3 in their 20s). All enjoyed the museum.

Thank chgo57
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved the exhibits here, especially the water birds - the puffins jumped right up on the railing in front of me & walked or hopped onto rocks. You could also see them underwater as well as the fish in their tank. The sea lions also...More

Thank gizzyb55nps
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

A great place for children and adults alike to learn about creatures of the sea and how to protect them. A couple of exhibits showed how much rubbish we dump into the ocean. A good part of the day could be spent in here with...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice small museum. Takes around 1-2 hours if you are not a super fan in marine life but just generally interested. Specially recommend to people going on a wildlife viewing trip later.

Thank LesleyYang
Reviewed August 29, 2018

My wife and I spent almost 4 hours at the Center. Learned quite a bit about the environment and how the sea life is affected (seemed to be overly concerned on this). Nice display of puffins which we did not see in the wild on...More

1  Thank tcff2017
Reviewed August 29, 2018

A small aquarium with some good information about the local sea life. Some very interesting sea life in severeal of their tanks. A nice break between hiking and being on the water.

Thank Charlotte F
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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.