The Alaska SeaLife Center is a state-of-the-art marine research, rehabilitation, and education facility on the shores of Resurrection Bay in downtown Seward. Learn about significant marine research and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals. Observe marine animals up close and immerse yourself in their marine ecosystems through underwater viewing.
Visitors to the SeaLife Center’s “window to the sea” experience close encounters with Steller sea lions, sea otters, seals, puffins, many species of birds, fish and other marine life.
It is located in close proximity to numerous seabird colonies, marine mammal aggregations, and salmon runs in Resurrection Bay and the adjacent Kenai Fjords National Park and Alaska National Marine Sanctuary. The center is dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of Alaska’s marine ecosystem through research, rehabilitation, and public education. The ASLC provides a high level of infrastructure and staff support for invertebrate, fish, bird, and mammal research activities, including veterinary and animal husbandry care, project logistics, and life support. The center is also a regional stranding center equipped to rehabilitate sick, stray and injured seabirds, pinnipeds, sea otters and small cetaceans. ASLC’s facilities include six dry laboratories, two wet laboratories, nine open ground laboratories and four pens.
No visit to Seward would be complete without a visit to the Alaska Marine Life Center. Our friendly customer service agents can add Alaska SeaLife Center tickets to any cruise booking. The Alaska SeaLife Center is easily accessible from the Major Marine Tours offices, located less than one mile from our port offices.