On our last morning in Seward we decided to visit the Alaska SeaLife
We got discounted tickets for $16 each through the Seward Military
Resort. We enjoyed seeing the critters almost as much as the first time we visited in
2012, although this time we didn't get to see the Stellar sea
lions going through their paces to earn their breakfast.
visible in their habitat, though:
Some days I feel like that, too .
Here are more photos of the SeaLife Center, one of the best
"aquariums" we've ever visited. Most of these pictures are different
than the ones in the two-page 2012 entry.
The SeaLife Center is at the
south end of Seward on
This whale mural is on a building
across the street.
The Center is two stories tall,
with exhibits, aquariums, and other displays on both floors.
Jim goofs off at the shark
This is my favorite exhibit. We love to watch the various kinds of puffins and other
unusual birds. Puffins aren't very fast or graceful on land but they can
sure dive and swim:
Several birds watch as a staff
member cleans their poop off the rock walls!
I like the colors and patterns in the water around these
ducks (don't know their specific type):
TANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
There are several large sea water and freshwater
aquariums on both floors of the SeaLife Center. They showcase everything
from very delicate, beautiful sea creatures to large, ugly ones.
Here are random photos of some of them:
These very large fish aren't
quite so attractive.
I think this is a type of rock fish
(center foreground); it blends in well with its surroundings.
One of the more popular displays is the "touch tank" where you can
literally stick your hands into the water to touch the interesting sea
Above and below: I don't
recall what this critter is called but Jim said it's soft and slick to the
I assume this is some sort of
starfish -- very pretty.
I especially liked all the creatures in the touch tank
with numerous delicate tentacles:
Aren't those pretty? Staff members stay close to the touch tanks to
answer visitors' questions and make sure no one mishandles the
Unless you've already seen all of these marine animals at another
public aquarium or research facility before, we highly recommend you
visit the Alaska SeaLife Center when you're in Seward. We're pretty
frugal folks but think the entrance fee here is reasonable for the
high-quality experience you receive.
For more photos and information about the Center check out their
website and/or my two-page
July 10, 2012.
Next entry: rained out in Seward so back to
Anchorage where it's more dry . . .
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil,
Cody the ultra Lab, and Casey-pup
© 2015 Sue Norwood and Jim O'Neil