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.