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Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward

4.5
#1 of 13 in Parks in Seward
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Great place to spend some time in Seward. Due to the time of year (September), a lot of the wildlife was gone from the Alaskan coast. I really wanted to see a Puffin while in Alaska so this was my...  more »
  • Really nice aquarium. Lots of exhibits and some to even touch, such as the star fish (yeah, I know they call them sea stars these days). Well laid out on a couple of levels and easy to find your way.....  more »
  • The Alaska Sea Life Center is clean, attractive, has friendly staff, and easy access to viewing all types of sealife. The highlight for me was the enclosure that contains sea birds, including...  more »
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  • Was a delightful place. I have no reason I can really fathom to give a place where you can observe and learn about sea life like this anything less than five stars. A little chilly inside, but otherwise a great place to visit if you are traveling through.
  • The Alaska SeaLife Center is a pretty awesome place to visit. They have a bunch of exhibits that is set up more of an educational place rather than a zoo or park. The facility seemed to be very well taken care of and the animal habitats were all pretty clean. It's enjoyable for all ages. A must-stop when visiting Seward.
  • This place is rather expensive, but good to see puffins and other birds, as well as the many wonderful fish that are swimming in Alaska. Here you can see the fish you are likely to go and eat: the halibut and the salmon, but also other creatures hanging out on the ocean floor. There is a distinct narrative on how to protect the planet.
  • A wonderful place. Enough different exhibits to stay interesting. Small enough to spend time at each one of them. Truly loved meeting the octopuses (octopi?) Loved seeing some of the species that make Alaska unique. Staff were amazing.
  • I really like to rate this, we drove for 2 hours, we even went through a forest wild fire. We made it there around 4pm, "plenty of time" we thought, the website says they close at 9pm. We even grabbed a cup of coffee from near by Sea Bean. But when we got to the counter to pay the $30 per person admission, they warned us the place was closing in 30 minutes!! Nice of them to do so, but not nice enough to have the correct time on their website. Luckily for us, the girl there smiled at us so it's all good.

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