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Alaska SeaLife Center

#3 of 48 things to do in Seward Features Animals
301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
+1 907-224-6300
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It's Alaska's only public aquarium

This aquarium is small compared to others I have visited in the "lower 48" but it's worth a visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ambler, Pennsylvania
VERY nice!

We have been to a lot of aquariums throughout the country. Although this is not very big, it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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An education and research-focused aquarium offering underwater views of Alaskan marine animals.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664-3801
+1 907-224-6300
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Reviewed yesterday

This aquarium is small compared to others I have visited in the "lower 48" but it's worth a visit if you're in Seward. They have a Discovery Touch Tank so you can see what an anemone feels like as well as an aviary with many...More

Thank treeface
Reviewed yesterday

We have been to a lot of aquariums throughout the country. Although this is not very big, it is very NICE, clean, well organized. We visited right after they got the rescue walrus this week. I think it is great how they take care of...More

Thank tly
Reviewed yesterday

This center is interesting to visit in that it represents the animals that are native to the area. It is unlikely that you will encounter some of the fish that are on display, so seeing them here may be the only way to see them....More

Thank Like2wander
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have visited many marine displays and aquariums and this up there with the best. Allow at least 3 hours to have a really good look and if you want to join some of the special activities you will need more. The rehabilitation is really...More

Thank Bukashaus
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to get up close and personal with some Alaskan sea life this is the place. They also have an excellent sea bird section with an underwater viewing area., Also have touch pools with starfish, sea urchins, etc. This is not to be...More

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a recent cruise excursion, we visited the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Other then whales and polar bears, which are not included, virtually all of the other Alaskan aquatic wildlife was exhibited -- including several species of salmon, sea lions, dozens of native non-salmon...More

Thank Ted D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the first time we have visited a SeaLife Center and were pleasantly surprised on the information explaining Sea life! We spent several hours walking and viewing the displays - doesn't matter if your 8 or 80 your going to enjoy it. It's a...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The setup here is just amazing!! So many different sea animals and the information for the animals are readily available! This place is a must for ALL animal lovers :-)

Thank tootalljones92
Reviewed 5 days ago

This center is very well done with good exposure to sea life in alaska. They also have a rehab center that does great work.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must visit each time my wife and I visit Seward. Great deal of interesting information gained each time there. Variety of animals. Staff very knowledgable about the wildlife in the Center and in the general area around Seward.

Thank nuprofessor
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Karen K
How do you arrange a behind the scene tour and what is the cost for senior adults to do that?
27 February 2017|
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Response from BlessingsMultiplied1 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a variety of behind the scenes tours, animals encounters, or guided tours that are priced between approximately $15 to $75 depending on what you are looking for during your visit. You can book when you arrive... More
Admission for the sea life center
15 July 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
can we pre-pay for this attraction?
16 June 2016|
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Response from Shrlrd4 | Reviewed this property |
The previous answer by Chani is correct.