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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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Lodi, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had a presentation showing us live puffins. The naturalist held live puffins and other birds, and educated us about them. This place has live animals in their habitat, and it is so interesting and unique.

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Holon, Israel
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We can't get places on fishing tour and decided for Sea Life center ,and we didn't were disappointed, so huge exhibition of sea wildlife ,fishes,mammals, crustacean,birds we spend enjoying, there about 3 hours.

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Shellman Bluff, GA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I thought the Sealife Center was well done. The seal display was very good. You can get up close and personal with the birds.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went here on a rainy day because there's not much to do in Seward on rainy days. We had a great time but it is pricey. It can be done in less than 2 hours easily. We spent longer because we didn't have much else to do. The movies are excellent to watch at the end... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were advised not to miss the SeaLife Center, but were pretty tired by the time we got there in the afternoon after Exit Glacier. We missed several of the behind the scenes options which are offered in the AM, but did sign up for the sea otter tour. Were able to walk through the exhibits in about a hour,... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The SeaLife center is one of the best aquariums in the world, period. I lived in Seward for a short time to go to school and spent a lot of time here. I've been to numerous aquariums, including the Honolulu Aquarium and this one is the best I've ever been to. The location is amazing being waterfront and offers hundreds... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had an enjoyable afternoon at the Alaska SeaLife Center. It was a great pre-cursor for our Kenai Fjords Cruise later that afternoon. I especially liked the seals and otters outside.

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Seneca, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you visit Seward, in addition to taking at least one of the Kenai Fjords Tours, go spend a few hours at the Alaska SeaLife Center. We saw puffins in the wild for the first time on our Resurrection Bay tour but they were very difficult to photograph. The ASC has puffins and you can see them up close and... More

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Riverhead, NY
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We enjoyed our morning at the SeaLife Center. Their grounds as well as their building are beautiful. We asked for a map when we entered and they told us to go to the second floor...there would be a "natural flow." There were touch tanks, a puffin sanctuary, a rock formation for the sea lion out of water, and staff/volunteers to... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is NOT a zoo but a working marine animal (including birds) study and aid centre with an aim to return animals wherever possible to their free environment and to release animals reared there to increase numbers in the wild. There are some that cannot be released but they are mixed in with others of their own species if possible.... More

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