Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only public aquarium in Alaska that is a combined marine research, education, and wildlife response facility. Explore an undersea kelp forest, meet the birds in the aviary, and enjoy the antics of sea lions and seals in the Rocky Coast exhibit. Stop by the Discovery Touch Tank to see what an anemone feels like and then head to the Nose2Nose underwater viewing exhibits for interactive educational fun. Marvel at the grace, speed, and playful personalities of seals and sea lions and a fascinating and diverse array of fish and deep diving sea birds.

Enjoy “more on the floor” this summer, which is a chance to engage with staff as they care for the animals and put on a special presentation at one of the education stations (free, with paid admission or membership). Check the daily schedule at Alaskasealife.org. Reserve a guided group Puffin or Octopus Encounter, enjoy a Sea Otter Experience or take a Behind the Scenes tour. Open year-round and located at 301 Railway Avenue.

Summer hours are 9am-9pm daily. No reservations needed for general admission. However, reservations are recommended for all special encounter tours. 888-378-2525.