The Alaska Sealife Center is Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center. Located in Seward on the shores of stunningly beautiful Resurrection Bay, visitors to this “window on the sea” experience close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other marine animals while watching ocean scientists study Alaska’s rich seas and diverse marine life.
Opened in 1998, the Alaska SeaLife Center operates as a private, non-profit research institution and public aquarium, with wildlife response and education programs. It is a world-class, 115,000-square-foot facility originally built with funds from the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. It continues to remind visitors - in a highly entertaining and interactive way - of the importance of understanding and maintaining the integrity of Alaska's oceans.
As a visitor you will have a front row view of a 2000+ pound Steller sea lion gliding past underwater viewing windows, puffins diving in a carefully crafted naturalistic habitat, and harbor seals resting on rocky beaches. Then check out the new skate exhibit and engage your senses at the Discovery touch tank. You can also observe the Chiswell Island Exhibit, where a remote camera sends live video of the Steller Sea Lion Rookery in Resurrection Bay. And view giant Pacific octopuses – three females have laid eggs now three times at the Center.
The Alaska Sealife Center is located at Mile 0 of the Seward Highway, a short walk from Seward’s downtown area
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 60.104167"N and Longitude -149.442222"W.
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