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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Rated as one of the top 10 aquariums in the world, and with good reason. What a wonderful little spot in a tiny little town. If you find yourself in Seward, you really ought to go here. Plenty of exhibits and so much to sea. Oh was that an ocean pun. Sorry about that.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The Sea Life Center was close to our hotel, within walking distance. Lots of great sea life to see and enjoy!

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Brisbane, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We visited the sealife centre after we disembarked our cruise ship in Seward and before we joined a Kenai Fjords day cruise. It is an indoor facility so good to visit even in bad weather. I enjoyed seeing Puffins up close as well as some of the tanks displaying anemones, starfish etc. It's not a huge place but you can... More

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Inverness, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

As part of our two week whirlwind vacation in Alaska, one of our stops was in Seward. After lunch, we spent about two hours touring the SeaLife Center. It was a very clean facility and had a lot of interactive exhibits that adults as well as the kids would enjoy. Lots of fish, seals and waterfowl to get up-close and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Alaska SeaLife Center was the perfect place to go in the rain. We were so glad we did not take the cruise to Alaska. Those that did were allowed less than an hour to visit the Alaska SeaLife Center – We were there for three hours. We got to see puffins, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, giant Pacific octopus... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After we deported our cruise in Seward we went to the sea life center. It was nice and they do have the usual sea creatures that you see in Alaska. I just thought it would be a little bigger. I guess I am used to aquariums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

You will se fish and seals everywhere - but where can you stand right next to a tufted puffin or one of the many other seabirds? You can here. Great!

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A good museum for all ages. Excellent displays of puffins and various sea life. Close to shops and restaurants.

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Arlington VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As part of our Road Scholar program, we visited the SeaLife Center on two separate occasions. It's a must-see to become acquainted with the mammals and bird life of the area. Great for kids, with lots of informative and hands-on exhibits. Friendly, helpful staff and fantastic views of Resurrection Bay from the outside terrace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It rains in Seward and when it does this is a good place to visit. It's not a very big place so take your time looking at the fish and exhibits. I like the fact that we could leave, have lunch, and then come back. Just show them your receipt. We enjoyed lunch elsewhere did some shopping then came back.... More

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