Alaska Sealife Center Seward
Where is it at?
Alaska Sealife Center
301 Railway Avenue
Tel: 907 224 6300
Where are we going today?
Did you know that Alaska Sealife Center is the ONLY public aquarium in the entire state of Alaska? That's quite an impressive feat!
Not only is Alaska Sealife Center a great aquarium to visit with the kids, but it's also an ocean wildlife rescue center, which means there is so much for kids to learn about conservation too.
During your visit, you can learn all about the ocean from the "window on the sea" through close encounters with a host of beautiful creatures, from sea lions, puffins, octopi and a host of other sea creatures. The center is also an active research station, so you can peek over the shoulders of the scientists as they study the diverse sealife of Alaska.
The Alaska Sealife Center also has a host of events across the year that you won't want to miss out on! They have celebrations such as World Oceans Day, and charity runs where you can help raise money for their great cause.
The center also offer "encounters" which are incredible for the kids. They can come face to face with some of their favorite animals, and they can help the researchers with the animals during the feeding and training sessions. Pretty amazing!
You don't have to jump into the ocean to experience those that live underneath the waters, and at Alaska Sealife Center, you know the kids will be learning not only about the animals, but how to look after them and protect them, which is invaluable!
So what are you waiting for - the animals are waiting!
How much does it cost?
- Children$11.95 (Ages 4 to 12)
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
8am/9am - 9pm. 10am - 5pm thru Sept only
May to September
Enjoy a gourmet hot cocoa or cappuccino while relaxing in the Haul-Out Cafe at the end of your tour. Food options include freshly baked cinnamon rolls for breakfast, soup and sandwiches for lunch and hot dogs for the kids..
Any Top Tips?
It takes about 1 hour to go through the whole center, but you should always plan for more..
Doing our bit
The whole center is about ocean conservation! They are an active research center where they are constantly studying the animals and their environment, and helping to protect them.
Need a little extra help?
The center is wheelchair accessible, and they have a small number of wheelchairs available for the visit .
Can I get one of those?
The Discovery gift shop is located on site and is a great place to pick up some fun gifts and souvenirs, as well as educational items for the kids!.
Reservations are strongly recommended for the Octopus Encounter, Puffin Encounter, Marine Mammal Encounter, and Behind-the-Scenes Tours. Reservations for general admission aren't required. .
What people are saying?
Definitely does a better job at rehabilitating animals and educating the public than SeaWorld or any other marine park ever did.
by Floyd Rumsey
We spent the afternoon at the Center and had a good time. The exhibits were interesting. We enjoyed the Puffins the most. This was one of Judy's favorite places of the whole trip.
by Jill Grogan
I have visited the facility many times and have enjoyed it each time. Great for all ages.
by Kyle McDowell
This place is awesome. I've been here a million times and it never gets old. Great staff too, very friendly and willing to share info.
by Elliot Schwartz
Extremely cute puffins.