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Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward

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Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • The Sealife Center is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Seward. Their touch tank was very cool as well as being able t9o see sea lions and seals. The price is a bit high for the overall... 
    The Sealife Center is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Seward. Their touch tank was very cool as well as being able t9o see sea lions and seals. The price is a bit high for the overall...  more »
  • Wonderful visit to the sealife center, lots to do and see, we loved the seals and sea lions which you can view from the inside or outside. 
    Wonderful visit to the sealife center, lots to do and see, we loved the seals and sea lions which you can view from the inside or outside.  more »
  • This was a great way to start our stay in Seward. Though not very large, the Sea Life Center was chock full of Alaskan Sea Life, up close and personal, as close as possible to their natural... 
    This was a great way to start our stay in Seward. Though not very large, the Sea Life Center was chock full of Alaskan Sea Life, up close and personal, as close as possible to their natural...  more »
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  • A fun place to spend some time while in Seward. My son’s favorite part were the touch pools. They have a wide variety of small sea animals to interact with. It was fun. Seeing the seals and sea lions was entertaining , as well. It’s not a huge location and only took us about 30 minutes to get through. The staff was friendly and helpful. It’s worth checking out if you have some time to kill.
  • Had a great time at the Aquarium in Seward. The staff throughout was super attentive and polite, all the displays were well kept and the fish and sea life was amazing to see. The observation deck is a must, athough it was cloudy at the time it was still a great view. The gift shop was a little pricey but having visited the New England Aquarium and Mystic Aquarium the prices are just the same.
  • A great place to take a little over an hour to go through and enjoy it on two levels. The downstairs aquarium views are quite entertaining for what you see up upstairs. Don't miss out on the touch tank and viewing all the creatures in the tanks.
  • The SeaLife Center in Seward is a fun activity. Plenty of informative signs and tanks with interesting creatures. The biggest being seals, sea lions, and sea birds. We visited on a rainy day in August and the creatures were all very active. They even have touch pools for you to feel the aquatic life.
  • To be honest, at first I was concerned about the price. However, I can say for myself and my children it was worth every penny. The steller sea lions were the highlight for us, they truly communicate with the people, they are so sweet, social and curious through the glass. I've never seen anything quite like that at any other aquarium. The puffins were also a favorite. The whole place is a gem.

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