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Alaska SeaLife Center

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Address: 301 Railway Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number:
+1 907-224-6300
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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An education and research-focused aquarium offering underwater views of...

An education and research-focused aquarium offering underwater views of Alaskan marine animals.

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First place to go to when you get off the bus from the cruise ship.

A very nice experience. There are several displays which are extremely nice and educational about the area. Also there is a very large gift shop, which has a great variety of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rwhubert
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new orleans
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new orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very nice experience. There are several displays which are extremely nice and educational about the area. Also there is a very large gift shop, which has a great variety of items for sale. Great place to visit while you are waiting for your transportation to your stay for the night. You are also in range of several eating places... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Planed our visit around the Sealife Center and we were not disappointed. Very nice aquarium and rehab center. We are adults and spent a couple hours here, could spend more time if you have kids. Nice place to send a day.

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Alaska Sea Life Center has huge aquariums, hands on actitivities and lots of interested information about sea life in Alaska. It also has displays about the environment of the ocean and how we can help maintain a healthy sea.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the tactile nature of this centre. Animals where engaging. Very informative and not too expensive

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home
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed something to do on a Saturday. We drove from Anchorage to Seward. Even if you have nothing to do when you get there the drive is magnificent. The SeaLife Center was wonderful. Great staff and lots to see and do.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fun place to stop. They have tide pools where you can touch various sea life like starfish and sea cucumbers, Many different aquariums with different types of fish. Displays with seals where you can see them both above and below the water line. A fun display with Puffins and other birds, and you can see it both above and... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits and displays were wonderful! My young kids had a great time! The staff is really nice and helpful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I visited here in his 9th birthday. The young lady that initially helped us was great and provides a lot of very good recommendations for things to do in the area. This is a smaller aquarium but you get up close to the animals they have. My son really enjoyed the touch pool and seals. Great views... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The AK Sealife museum was such a surprise - welcoming and helpful staff ready to answer any question, fanstastic touch-pool fun for all ages, and wonderful sealife exhibits, especially the aquatic birds. Highly recommend stopping in for a quick peek, or spend the afternoon!

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Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted my friend to see Seward and told her about the Sealife center, so we both decided to go and visit! We had a great time and enjoyed our time and being a little warmer than outside! Most animals were awake and moving. I wanted to jump in with the seals to play, they were so cute! Only thing I... More 

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