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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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Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The is a good attraction to visit for all ages and we definitely recommend! The exhibits are great and the animals wonderful! Here one can enjoy the animals and they seem relaxed and having fun too as no one makes them jump through hoops! This aquarium is not large but well laid out. Go and enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Our family visited the sealife center on our vacation to Alaska and we really enjoyed it! First of all, the view of the bay from the observation deck is worth the price of admission alone. But the real star is the animals. The Otters, Seals, and Sealions were all very impressive in their ability to do tricks on command and... More

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Bellflower, California, USA
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

While visiting Seward during my Alaskan Holiday of course I stopped in to the Alaskan SeaLife Center to have a look around. This is a true aquarium unlike a Seaworld Theme Park. You will see the creatures in exhibits and not being forced to do tricks for fish. This place is not huge but it's very well structured and the... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The exhibits of marine life were wonderful. We loved watching the playful harbor seals and the sea lions in their tanks from above level and down below. There were hands on exhibits for the kids and a ranger talk about the glaciers, etc.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not only was there a great view of Resurrection Bay, there was plenty of interesting sea creatures they let you touch. The sea loins and birds were also very playful and active.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you spend a few days in Seward, visit the Center early on and learn about all the sea life you will see on all the great boat tours offered at the marina.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautifully laid out space with upper and lower viewing. It is on the small side for what you are paying in admission. There are many discounts available to include 2-1 admission in the Northern Lights book, it is also partners with AZA so if have zoo membership else where you can get in half price. (check AZA Reciprocity Program rules).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did this in an evening about 1.5 hours before the sea life center closed. It was a good time as the crowds were all gone. The animals were interesting to see but not very active. We spent the most time in the bird exhibit watching and laughing at their antics and it the childrens' area where... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Informative, fun for the whole family. Kids absolutely loved it. Amazing birds and sea life. You can definitely tell the staff care and love what they do from. Sweeping the floors to caring for the animals and environment. A great place to visit and can not beat the price.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This center was built as a result of the Exxon. Valdez oil spill. It houses child and adult user friendly attractions that are easy to look at and enjoy. It is priced right and if you combine it with one of the Kenai Fjords adventures you will have a taste of ocean life in South Central AK.

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