The Alaska SeaLife Center showcases a one-of-a-kind combination of public education, animal rehabilitation, conservation, marine research, and knowledge-enriching entertainment. This world-class, 115,000-square-foot facility was built with funds from the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and serves to remind visitors-in a highly interactive way-of the importance of understanding and maintaining the integrity of Alaska's marine ecosystem.
See life swimming right before your eyes: 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. Check out a newly improved immersive bird exhibit and a new jellyfish exhibit. Engage your senses at the touch tank, open for gentle exploration, and the Chiswell Island Exhibit, where a remote camera sends live video of the Steller Sea Lion Rookery in Resurrection Bay.
Besides the standard self-guided tour, the SeaLife Center offers special Behind the Scenes tours and coastal adventures. Tours and programs at the center introduce visitors to the wonders of the ocean. Whether connecting with an octopus arm to arm in the octopus encounter tour, greeting a puffin on a private tour, or celebrating a child's birthday in a nurturing learning environment, a unique ocean adventure awaits.
Learn more about Lulu, a giant Pacific octopus, and her 30,000 babies.