Alaska Sealife Center
The Alaska Sealife Center is the perfect activity for anyone interested in Alaskan wildlife related to the sea. The center has it all with exhibits includes a touch tank containing small marine invertebrates such as sea stars and urchins, an aviary with a wide variety of beautiful sea birds, a two-story diving pool with sea lions, and more marine mammals such as seals and otters. There are also exhibits for observing Alaska’s most important marine food sources such as salmon, halibut, king crab, and sablefish, as well as interactive informational displays and fun learning activities.
The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response.
While primarily dedicated to marine research and education, the nonprofit Center is the only permanent marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation facility in the state.
The Alaska SeaLife Center lies at “Mile 0” of the scenic Seward Highway on the shores of Resurrection Bay. Visitors to our “windows to the sea” have close encounters with puffins, octopus, harbor seals, sea lions, and other marine life while learning about the work our researchers conduct both in the field and in our laboratories.
Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features so concentrated in one area. This 127-mile road, linking Anchorage with Seward, passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
The landscape varies from the muddy waters of Turnagain Arm to the icy blue glaciers that hang almost to the sea. Wildflowers and waterfalls brighten every corner of the road as it glides below rough mountains that pierce thick, heavy clouds. Only Alaska’s Seward Highway can offer this particular mix created by climate, geography, and geology.