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Alaska SeaLife Center

301 Railway Avenue, P.O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664
(907) 224-6300
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Seward
Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
Traveler Description: Built in 1997 mainly by funds from Exxon Valdez oil spill fines, the Alaska SeaLife Center is a not-for-profit working towards public education... more »
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Somerset, Wisconsin
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228 reviews 228 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I've traveled to many places and have seen aquariums before. I was surprised to not only see this aquarium is Seward but after going through it I felt it is right up there with some of the best I've toured. If you have time take a peak but first go to the chamber of commerce to pick up the coupon... More

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Harlingen, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A very nice facility. Better yet sharing it with our grandchildren. The exhibits are informative and very well displayed. A great place to take kids. Well worth the time if in Seward.

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Columbus
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is a fantastic living laboratory of sea life and history. We spent over three hours just enjoying everything. Our recommendation is the highest we can give something. Don't miss it.

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had a good deal with 50% discount for entry due to membership of a sister aquarium which made it good value. I was given the puffin experience and octopus experience as a birthday present. You need to book in advance to do these as there are only a few places available each day. They were both really enjoyable. It... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I loved that they were rehabillatating animals. Most of the animals there were sick, orphans, etc. The place looked great! It was also neat to see college students able to work there in the summer as interns. Great place to visit plus very educational.

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Princess Anne maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Good exhibit, and worth the time while in Seward. Has live examples of all the smaller Alaskan sea life, and the wolf eel is quite a nasty critter. Also shows just how good a diver the Puffins are

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The sea lion and birds were amazing. Highly recommended. This museum will take you about an hour to two hours to see, and has a "touch" section for kids and more erudite displays for adults.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Had a great time, the fish and animals appear clean and well cared for. We went on an octopus encounter and it was the highlight of the visit. Our guide was excellent, she had a small power point set up to use with our education part of the encounter but spoke from her experience and never a scripted or reading... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This place was amazing with very upclose encounters. The explanation about the sealife was very interesting. We loved all the birds, penguins and of course, Woody, the giant sea lion.

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Burlington, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We spent a morning at the sea life center while visiting Seward. Enjoyed the interactive displays. Loved the sea lions and the puffins. You get up close to the puffins, which are adorable. Nice learning opportunities for children.

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