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Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward

4.5
#1 of 13 in Parks in Seward
The only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation facility in the state, Alaska SeaLife Center is also an important research facility. The attraction is dedicated to education, and its public exhibit includes a touch tank where visitors can interact with living sea life. A grotto is home to seabirds, sea lions, and a giant Pacific octopus. Don't miss the preserved giant squid on display in the grotto area. Using our world travel planner, Seward attractions like Alaska SeaLife Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was a very nice experience. Well worth the admission price. The marine life was fun to see, but learning about their mission to rescue Alaskan marine life was very rewarding.  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised by the SeaLife Center. Well laid out with very informational displays and great viewing of the native Alaskan sea life. Note that all the sea life is rescued and being reh...  more »
  • I should preface this by saying I live in California with some really fantastic aquariums so I may be biased. We visited the Alaska SeaLife Center as part of our Seward Getaway package with the railro...  more »
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  • Our experience was excellent! First off, the location is beautiful. Its right there facing the ocean. As soon as we got out of our vehicle, our ears were greeted with the roar of the ocean waves. Out in the water, there was a wild sea otter playing in the waves! Once inside, we were greeted by a friendly and informative host. He offered a discount for being Alaskan residents - a sure-fire way to add incentive for return visits! He made us feel welcome and added to the atmosphere of the place. We discovered many fish and exciting, beautiful sea life while there. All of the displays were beautifully set, combined with visually appealing educational & informational set-ups by each enclosure. We truly felt immersed in our surroundings. A truly exceptional place for the entire family. Well-worth revisiting time & time again!
  • This place was fascinating! I could spend hours in here. Very informative and there passion for caring for sea life blew my mind. Facility was clean and staff were super friendly. Prices were a bit step to help care and interact with the animals, but totally understandable. Right outside of this building you can watch wildlife in its natural habitat. I spent time watching 2 bald eagles and an otter swimming along the coast.
  • This is a great place for those of us with the need to awe over at cute rescued sea life! The price can seem steep especially for bigger families but it really is worth it. They have a great touch tank with someone there to answer all your curious questions. Lots of sea life to see and fun interactive exhibits too! We spent about 1.5 hrs here. Seriously though, this center seems to be doing great things and its money well spent!
  • We had a pleasant time at the sea life center. The displays and animals are very thoughtfully presented. We thought admission was a little expensive. We took our time going through and spent lots of time admiring the animals and only spent about 2 1/2 to 3 hours there. Our favorite part was the Stellar Sea Lion feeding. The trainers and animals all did a great job and the trainers were very personable and informative.
  • This was a fun place to spend a few hours. It is informative and the displays are easy to read and interact with. Some of the large pools were pretty murky and glass needed to be cleaned. The entry fee seemed a bit high but I understand there are high costs to maintaining the inhabitants.
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