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Alaska SeaLife Center

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Opens in 26 min: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An education and research-focused aquarium offering underwater views of Alaskan marine animals.
Opens in 26 min
Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
+1 907-224-6300
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All reviews behind the scenes sea life octopus touch tank bird exhibit nice aquarium bird area puffin encounter great exhibits sea urchins fish oil spill exxon valdez bird room nice place to visit nice gift shop great for kids
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank 847bradyb
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Casey L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank m0llysydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Puffins, sea otters, seals, and other native Alaskan critters. Learn about the lifecycle and evolution of Alaska's greatest fish, the salmon. The importance of fisheries to the state. How the Exxon Valdez impacted wildlife. How the SeaLife Center carries out its mission of marine mammal...More

Thank sharonincolorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we really enjoyed seeing all the wildlife up close, with information about all the sites, and animals. inside are all kinds of suprises as well.

Thank mikealexander728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn and understand the local sea life. Very cool indeed. Go there as a must if you are in town. Tales about 75 minutes. But worth the time.

Thank 773macieks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit in spite of the very large crowd that was there. We thought that if we arrived right when they opened that we would avoid a lot of people, but that was not the case. However it was worth having to...More

Thank wostlund
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is an excellent location to see the local wildlife up close and personal. The bird room is funny because they seem to like being photographed and pose while you are in there.

Thank dollarexpress
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My wife & I are former residents of the great state of Alaska-23 & 30 years, respectively-but we lived the interior & were not exposed to the vastly rich marine facets of the 49th state. We could not have hoped for a better introduction &...More

Thank ltdak2016
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

A very good place to learn about the relationship of different aquatic species. Upper floor showed surface wildlife and lower level showed bottom creatures. The view of Resurrection Bay was magnificent.

Thank Lori D
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Response from traveling_fromSP | Reviewed this property |
I think you should visit their website.
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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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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