Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Parks
Explore the fascinating world of wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula through its zoos and wildlife parks. Two standout attractions are the Alaska SeaLife Center and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. At the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, you can marvel at marine life up close, including sea lions, otters, and puffins. Discover their interactive exhibits and learn about marine research and conservation efforts. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage (1 hour south of Anchorage) is home to various Alaskan wildlife, such as bears, moose, and bison, and provides a safe haven for orphaned and injured animals. These attractions offer an immersive and educational experience, giving visitors a deeper appreciation for Alaska’s diverse wildlife and the importance of its preservation.
The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) 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, enjoy the antics of Steller sea lions and seals in the Rocky Coast exhibit, and more.
At the 200-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, see Alaskan wildlife up close. The center’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill animals — those that can’t survive in the wild. The center, which opened to the public in 1993, educates visitors about Alaska’s wildlife. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a grizzly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal ...more