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Alaska SeaLife Center

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Address: 301 Railway Avenue, P.O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number: (907) 224-6300
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
Description: An education and research facility offering underwater views of sealife.

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Kids loved the animals

Great to take the kids to see the seals and marine birds etc at this great sealife centre. We really enjoyed the time looking at all the exhibits and watching the videos. A must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great to take the kids to see the seals and marine birds etc at this great sealife centre. We really enjoyed the time looking at all the exhibits and watching the videos. A must visit for your time in Seward.

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Park City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We loved it. It's a small aquatic center with some wonderful attributes such as being able to touch the reef-life and get a truly better understanding of the sea lions and harbor seals. Puffins were fun too. It's well done and the staff is friendly and knowledgable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

well worth the time, I spent at least two hours there. I was able to get in close with the puffins and get some great shots..Many thanks to the staff.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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17 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Close to downtown Seward, near local restaurants and shops, this place is amazing ... don't miss it. The building is extremely well-designed, and beside the living animals, includes some great information about Alaska, the world and marine live, supported in interactive displays, video and posters. There are plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the acrobatics of the seals and... More 

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alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great way to see the animals/sealife front and center- kids will love! If memory serves funds from EXXOn and the Valdez oil spill help to fund this attraction

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Magnolia, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Seems I never quit going back here, taking our guests time and time again. The folks that worked there were very educational and they always took time out to give the kids a hands on experience. We listened to the education tours that were provided and really enjoyed the lesson on the recent seal that came in injured. The doctors... More 

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Derwood, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was really looking forward to this place, but there wasn't much to it. There was a puffin pool, a place to see seals swimming, some displays, and that's about it, outside of the gift shop. I thought there might be some talks or something more. Very disappointed. You can see more at a zoo. That said, I'm sure they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

On the last day of a two Alaska vacation, we decided to go to the Center before the drive to the airport in Anchorage. Overall, the center was interesting. I was surprised and would recommend anyone to visit.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I didn't expect to find an aquarium in such a small town but its there! The Center has a large display of sea animals and there is lots to learn while visiting there. Great for children!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Stopped fora quick peak at some marine life. It was definitely quick. I don't mind the steep price because I'm pretty sure it's going to marine life conservation but I feel that they should tell you what's under construction before you pay. It's just ok compared to other large aquariums. I really loved the "petting zoo" and the super informative... More 

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