Alaska SeaLife Center

Located on the shores of Resurrection Bay in downtown Seward, the Alaska SeaLife Center is Alaska’s premier public aquarium and only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation center. 

By combining a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response, the Alaska SeaLife Center creates a unique experience for visitors of all ages. The SeaLife Center’s animal rehabilitation efforts have even been featured on National Geographic’s Alaska Animal Rescue! 

Built in 1998 using funds from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the Alaska SeaLife Center is an interactive reminder of the importance of Alaska’s oceans. Take the day to explore the unique exhibits that the SeaLife Center has to offer and take a peek through the ‘windows to the sea’. You can see and experience many different species like:

  • Steller sea lions
  • Puffins
  • Salmon
  • Black oystercatcher
  • Seals
  • Octopus

And be sure to stop by the touch tank and feel the prickly skin of the sea stars that call Alaska’s water’s home! For an up-close and personal experience, the SeaLife Center offers a variety of encounters with animals like a sea otter or an octopus. 

Spend the day or an afternoon exploring the state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about the amazing research and education happening at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education as well as wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Visitors have close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions, and other marine life while learning about the work our researchers...