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Nocturne Program

Enjoy an overnight adventure at the Alaska SeaLife Center! Students will spend the evening honing observation skills and participating in hands-on marine science programs.  At night they'll fall asleep with the seabirds, Steller sea lions and harbor seals.  Each Nocturne Sleepover includes dinner, a light breakfast, free time to tour the Alaska SeaLife Center, and your choice of two programs.  Nocturnes start at 5pm and last until 9am the next morning.  See below for a list of the available programs.

Nocturnes at the SeaLife Center are available year-round and must be booked at least 30 days in advance.


Now accepting reservations for the 2014-2015 school year -- and we can't wait to see you! Please download the Nocturne Reservation form and email it to We will confirm reservations in the order we receive them.

Have questions? Contact us at for additional information.

Fall/Winter Nocturnes (September - February): $50 per person

Spring/Summer Nocturnes (March - August): $60 per person

Program cost includes admission, dinner, two education programs, and breakfast; one chaperone for every 10 students is admitted at no charge. Minimum of 12 paying participants; Maximum of 60 students and 15 chaperones.

Click here for more information on how to prepare your students for their visit.



Grade Levels

Program Description

Seashore Survivors


Become an intertidal creature and learn what it takes to live in this challenging habitat.

Beaks, Bubbles, & Burrows


Observe these amazing, entertaining animals and discover the adaptations that allow seabirds to master both sea and sky.

Marine Mammal Adaptations


How are marine mammals able to live in Alaska's cold waters? Understand these animals better with our hands-on activities!



What mysterious animals inhabit the ocean's depths? Investigate the bizarre adaptations of light-producers in the midnight zone.

Cephalopods: The Jet Set


Get your hands into a "head-footed" animal as we learn more about cephalopods through dissection and discussion!

Scientists in Action: Veterinarian


How do vets care for stranded or injured marine animals? Get an insider's view of the Alaska SeaLife Center's rehabilitation program.

The Scoop on Poop


Why are the Steller sea lions disappearing? Analyze the scat of these endangered animals to search for clues regarding their dramatic decline.

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