Alaska SeaLife Center kicks off summer with new exhibits and tours
June 5, 2017

Seward, Alaska (June 05, 2017)– Summer time fun is in full swing at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) with new exhibits and experiences for visitors! Expanded summer hours now through September 3 are:

Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Octopus, sea otters, puffins, and sea stars, oh my! By popular demand, there are four new experiences at ASLC offered starting this summer. Similar to the classic 60-minute Encounter Tours, the new 30-minute Experience Tours offer guests an approach to learn more about Alaska’s fascinating marine life. Experiences cost $24.95/adult and $19.95/child 2-12 years, plus the price of admission or membership. Pick one, or pick them all; the choice is yours!

The Aquarist Experience is offered at 11:30 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. During this experience, join a member of the aquarium team for a feeding and learn about the unique skill set it takes to care for the nearly 200 species of fish and invertebrates here at ASLC. This small group tour is limited to six guests and for ages six and up.

Suckers, tentacles, and beaks – that’s what you get during the Octo Experience. This tour offers an octopus feeding while learning about these fascinating creatures. This tour is at 4:00 pm on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This tour limited to 14 guests and all ages.

Love birds? Then the Avian Experience is for you. Join an education bird and their trainer to learn how diving sea birds adapt to life below the waves. Learn all about the birds at ASLC with the birds! This experience is at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tour limited to 14 guests and for ages six and up.

Sea Otters are more than just cute! On the Sea Otter Experience, learn about how these remarkable marine mammals survive in the cold waters of the North Pacific Ocean. Join our animal care staff and observe a feeding or animal enrichment session. Tour limited to 14 guest and is open to all ages.

Don’t miss the new interactive exhibits in our recently renovated underwater viewing area including the Octo Grotto, home to a giant Pacific octopus; the Seal Hop and the Alaska Jelly Jam.

There is so much to see this summer, you may even work up an appetite or want to grab some coffee while you are visiting. Don’t worry – our café is open too! Grab a cup of coffee or a quick meal and snack to fuel the rest of your day in Seward. Our café opened on June 1 with new hours:

Thursday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday – Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Reservations are recommended for all encounters, experiences and tours, 1-888-378-2525. Prices listed do not include tax. All tours and encounters require purchase of general admission. All guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

High resolution photos available from; 907-422-7075.

About the Alaska SeaLife Center: Opened in 1998, the Alaska SeaLife Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) research institution and public aquarium. It generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The ASLC is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. To learn more, visit or find us on Facebook. 

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