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Alaska SeaLife Center

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Closes in 20 min: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An education and research-focused aquarium offering underwater views of Alaskan marine animals.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
+1 907-224-6300
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All reviews behind the scenes sea life octopus touch tank bird exhibit small aquarium great exhibits bird area puffin encounter oil spill sea urchins fish exxon valdez nice gift shop bird room great for kids great place to visit
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not only a nice aquarium but also an education center. We saw many species I had not seen before.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eguiney
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While in Seward, you must stop at ASLC as the local marine life is fascinating to see up close and their displays with great explanations of what you are seeing is very informative. You can spend a short time and see alot if you have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TWDIceman
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We did not plan to visit the Sea Life Center. I only wanted to see the sealife in their natural state, until my husband overheard someone talking about the center keeping sealife that had injuries and needed special care. One afternoon, it was raining, we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SouthDakotaGrandma
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We started with a self guided tour through the center looking at all the exhibits, gift shop and animal tanks. I think that the sea lions were my fave. They were so playful We added on the octopus encounter which started with a 20 minute...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

It’s really fascinating that this center is not only for research and education but also assists with rescues. The price seemed fair, but when you think about all they do and after seeing it throughout the facility I see where it’s put to use. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Pretty over priced for the number of exhibits. Water was murky in the tanks I assume to benefit fish but as a result could not see Anything. Only highlight were the paintings in gift shop I still kind of regret not buying , and we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Casey L
Reviewed November 4, 2018

I had a lot of fund here. It was such a thrill to see a puffin less than a foot aware. Luck an attendant was next to me so I didn’t try to touch the funny looking bird. And that touch tank theilled me no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank m0llysydney
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Puffins, sea otters, seals, and other native Alaskan critters. Learn about the lifecycle and evolution of Alaska's greatest fish, the salmon. The importance of fisheries to the state. How the Exxon Valdez impacted wildlife. How the SeaLife Center carries out its mission of marine mammal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sharonincolorado
Reviewed October 29, 2018

we really enjoyed seeing all the wildlife up close, with information about all the sites, and animals. inside are all kinds of suprises as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mikealexander728
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Great place to learn and understand the local sea life. Very cool indeed. Go there as a must if you are in town. Tales about 75 minutes. But worth the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 2, 2018|
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Response from Dstitzlein | Reviewed this property |
I think 9-6 seven days a week, check to be sure
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February 27, 2017|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Alaska Sealife Center directly. I believe they have regularly scheduled behind the scenes tours, but probably do them on special requests also. The staff is very informative and available for questions.
July 14, 2016|
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Response from karjer21 | Reviewed this property |
Adult (13+) $21.95 Senior (65+) $19.95 Child (4-12) $11.95 3 and Under Free The touch tank is filled with more sea life to touch than I have ever seen and the water is so cold. Fun to... More