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Alaska SeaLife Center Tour

Adult
$20
Children (11-17)
$15
Children (3-10)
$10
2 and under
Free

Get Up-Close to Marine Life in Seward

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a non-profit marine science facility dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation and public education. The Center’s research facilities and naturalistic exhibits immerse visitors in the dynamic marine ecosystems of Alaska.  The SeaLife Center is located 3 miles from Miller’s landing, at Milepost 0 of the Seward Highway – 125 miles south of Anchorage.

Witness 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. Alaskan king crab, sea star, and the Giant Pacific octopus also await you, as well as a whole variety of inter-tidal creatures and deep sea fishes.

Hours

The ASLC is Open Year Round

Summer Hours:
May 1 – Sept 14: open 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, last ticket sold at 6:00 pm
Open at 8am on days Cruise Ships are in port
Open 7 days per week including holidays

Winter Hours:
Winter: Sept 15 – April 30: open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

* Alaska Sealife Center reserves the right to adjust hours and operating dates.

Behind the Scene Tour

1 hour 15 min. tour – 12 people max – Ages 12 and up only. Go beyond the public exhibit areas of the Center and take advantage of the unique opportunity to investigate the different labs where scientists conduct research. You will get an in-depth perspective on the Center’s past and ongoing marine wildlife research and rehabilitation projects.

Summer Hours:  9am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Winter Hours:  10:30am & 1:30pm

14 days advance reservations required * need to buy the general admission ticket as well

Octopus Experience

1 Hour, 4 people max – Ages 10 and up only. Learn about the unique anatomy and behavior of the Giant Pacific Octopus as you get an up-close and personal experience with this mysterious animal.

Hours for Octopus Experience:  2pm Daily * need to buy the general admission ticket as well

Puffin Encounter

1 hour, 4 people max – our tour of bird curatorial includes assisting our aviary staff with feeding the seabirds, must be able to stand, kneel and walk on uneven surfaces. Help feed our seabirds inside their avian habitat while learning interesting facts about our flock of seabirds, including our favorite diving birds, the Tufted Puffin and Horned Puffin.

Hours for Puffin Encounter:  1:00PM Daily
14 days of advance reservations required * need to buy the general admission ticket as well

Puffin Experience

60 Min. Max, 4 people max, interactive classroom program with avian staff -Get up close and personal with Puffins 9am daily. Custom times available. 14 days of advance reservations required.

Hours for Puffin Experience:  9:00am Daily * need to buy the general admission ticket as well

Cephalopods Family Program

Time determined by group, 4 person min – Geared toward ages 10 and up. Dissect a squid and learn about cephalopods (squid and octopus)

Hours for Cephalopods Family Program:  Custom times available
14 days of advance reservations required. * need to buy the general admission ticket as well

Marine Mammal Family Program

4 person min – Ages 3 and up. Hands-on activities teach about Alaska’s marine mammals. Immerse your children in our interactive program as they discover how marine mammals are designed to live in Alaska’s cold waters. What keeps those Seals warm? How does that Sea Lion stay under water so long?

Hours for Marine Mammal Family Program:  Custom times available
14 days of advance reservations required. * need to buy the general admission ticket as well

Twilight Tour

4 person min/10 person max – Ages 3 and up.  Hands-on activities teach about Alaska’s marine mammals. Imagine being the only guests in the SeaLife Center! This program takes place after closing so you have your very own private program. After enjoying a picnic dinner among our marine animals, an interpreter will walk you through our facility. Includes admission to the SeaLife Center the next day.

Hours for Twilight Tour:  After closing
14 days of advance reservations required. * need to buy the general admission ticket as well

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