Alaska SeaLife Center

301 Railway Ave.
Seward, AK 99664- Map It
(907) 224-6300
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AAA Editor Notes

Alaska SeaLife Center, on Seward Hwy. (SR 9) at Milepost 0, generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. Highlights include Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Giant Pacific octopus and a sea bird habitat that allows visitors to get up close to puffins, red-legged kittiwakes and other Alaskan avian wonders. Exhibits also include a jellyfish display, the hands-on Discovery touch pool and the Lifecycles of Pacific Salmon, which examines the life stages of all five species of Pacific salmon. More than 300 of the fish may be observed in 2,200- to 6,000-gallon tanks. Guided behind-the-scenes tours are available, including marine mammal, octopus and puffin encounters. Reservations for behind-the-scenes and encounter tours are recommended. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$20; $15 (ages 12-17 and college students with ID); $10 (ages 4-11). Behind-the-scenes tours $15; $10 (ages 12-17). Marine mammal and puffin encounter tours $79; $59 (ages 12-17). Octopus encounter tours $79; $59 (ages 6-17).
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Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-9, Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day; daily 10-5, rest of year. Behind-the-scenes tours depart daily at 10, 1:30 and 4:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day; daily at noon, rest of year. Marine mammal encounter tours depart daily at noon and 3, Memorial Day–Labor Day; daily at 1, rest of year. Puffin encounter tours depart daily at 11 and 2, Memorial Day-Labor Day; daily at 2, rest of year. Under 12 are not permitted on behind-the-scenes tours, marine mammal encounter or puffin encounter. Octopus encounter tours depart daily at 1, Memorial Day–Labor Day; daily at 3, rest of the year (under 6 are not permitted). Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.