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Alaska SeaLife Center

Address: 301 Railway Avenue, P.O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number: (907) 224-6300
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Seward
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
Owner description: An education and research facility offering underwater views of sealife.
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: An education and research facility offering underwater views of sealife.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

My kids love this place (age 18 months and 4.) They have a hand on display of star fish and other sea life that you can reach in and touch. Beautiful views of Resurrection Bay, lots of different displays, and unique art.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love mostly that this place is kept up well. It's clean, flows well, and provides great educational pieces. I only gave 4 out of 5 because it's kind of expensive for the short time you need to go through it. The gift shop is OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced. A not super special fleece vest will cost you about $165. I'd keep... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great small aquarium. Wonderful bird exhibit, salmon, sea lions and seal, exhibits as well. Fun for kids too.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was a fun and interactive center with a lot of information. Definitely bring your kids. Worth walking through in an afternoon. The sea lions were adorable!!

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There was lots of marine life to check out, the puffins were fun watch. The viewing deck has a wonderful view also. It was educational but also very busy with many family's with small children. It was little over priced, but worth the experience.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I love this place and it's great for children too. You get a close up experience with local Alaska animals. I love the bird room, seabirds close enough to touch (but don't) who zoom and splash about the water. Hopefully you go on a day that Woody, the 10ft sea lion, is in the indoor two story viewing tank.

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Faribault, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We drove from Anchorage down the Seward Highway (absolutely beautiful drive - highly recommend you do that) to Seward and spent the day. We visited the SeaLife Center and it was awesome! So much to see and do. We spent about 2 hours there, going through all of the exhibits. There are hands-on experiences as well with some of the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love this aquarium and have brought may visitors to AK. Price when compared to other aquariums across the country is great. Very interesting history of AK as well. Exhibits are great, Must see if you are in Seward. Plan to spend about 2 hours.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It told us so much about the sea life in and around the area of Alaska. It is very informative and in some cases, hands on. We enjoyed our visit there very much.

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