Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, Alaska
301 Railway Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664| Map |
Who doesn’t love an aquarium? The Alaska SeaLife Center offers families a nice alternative day activity while vacationing in and around Seward. This non-profit marine research and animal rehab facility does good work for the environment, while letting visitors see another side of the wildlife they’ve been spotting during their other local outings. The Center features two extra-large tanks swarming with fish of all descriptions, along with two oversize habitats where sea lions and puffins dive and play. Touch pools are especially fun for small children, and they’ll never get bored viewing sea anemones, glowing jellyfish, a giant octopus and other colorful creatures up-close. Visitors of all ages can appreciate the educational exhibits of orphaned animals that the staff has adopted. The back deck of the facility provides a lovely view of the bay, a pleasant backdrop to one’s visit. The Alaska SeaLife Center isn’t huge, but it’s just the right size for a cool two-hour getaway.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Special tours and encounters can be arranged for an extra fee; be sure to ask about AAA and other discounts.
Address: 301 Railway Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664| Map
Phone: (907) 224-6300
Hours: Summer: Mon-Thurs 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Fri-Sat 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM; Winter (Sep-April): 10: 00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
Price: Adults: $20; Children(12-17): $15; Children(4-11): $10; Children(0-3): Free