Reopening Information: The Alaska SeaLife Center is reopening under Phase 2 of the Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan. Please refer to Hours & Tickets for current hours. Check out the new one-way direction through the Center below

Reopening FAQs

WHAT IS THE ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE?

  • Hourly capacity is limited to provide for physical distancing.

  • Online reservations are REQUIRED to manage capacity limits and minimize touchpoints at the entrance.

  • All staff members and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings while working. 

  • All guests are required to wear face coverings, except those under 2 years of age or with medical conditions that do not allow a face covering.  This will help to protect the health of our staff who care for the animals.

  • Additional hand sanitizer stations will be found throughout the Center including at the entry and restrooms.

  • The Alaska SeaLife Center has established a COVID-19 Mitigation Plan per the State of Alaska Health Mandate 16.

  • The Center will maintain its high standards of cleanliness and all high-touch surfaces like windows, railings, restrooms, elevators, and the escalator will regularly be cleaned.

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN PLANNING A VISIT TO THE ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER?

  • The Center will limit the number of guests allowed to visit each day.

  • Online reservations are REQUIRED for all guests and members.

  • Members will continue to receive free admission. However, reservations are required due to limited capacity.

  • Reservations can be secured in 15-minute time slots, and guests will not be admitted prior to their scheduled time.

  • Last entry of the day is one hour before closing.

  • The Center cannot accommodate members or guests who do not have an online reservation.

  • Limited discounts can be accommodated through our website; however, all tickets will be sold at Alaska resident pricing. We apologize for the inconvenience with other discounts.

  • Reservations may be canceled or rescheduled up to the reservation time but not after. 

  • Those without online access or needing to reschedule should contact the Reservation Hotline 1-888-378-2525 or 907-224-7908 or onlinesales@alaskasealife.org.  

  • At this time we are not able to offer behind-the-scenes tours or encounters.

  • Guests needing special accommodations, please email development@alaskasealife.org

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT WHEN ARRIVING AT THE ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER?

  • Daily capacity is limited to encourage physical distancing.

  • No guest will be admitted to the Center prior to their reservation time.

  • All guests are required to wear face coverings, except those under 2 years of age or with medical conditions that do not allow a face covering.  This will help to protect the health of our staff who care for the animals.

  • Per state mandate, anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 cannot enter the Center. Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, diminished sense of taste or smell, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle/joint aches, nausea, rash, rigors, runny nose, sore throat or sputum production. 

  • Physical distancing is strongly encouraged, and signage throughout the building will help everyone remain 6 feet apart.

  • Tickets will be scanned at a dedicated station at the entry.

  • Guests will follow a dedicated, one-way flow throughout the Center.

  • Touch Experiences will not be available at the Touch Tank but guests will be able to view the exhibit animals.

  • The Fishing Boat Exhibit will not be available.

  • Seating in the gallery is more limited than normal to promote physical distancing.

  • The Haul-Out Cafe will be closed.  Other than water bottles, no outside food and beverages are permitted.

  • Water fountains will not be available but water-bottle fill stations will be available and sanitized regularly.

  • The Discovery Gift Shop will limit the number of guests allowed inside at any time.

  • Bathrooms will be available and we encourage guests to maintain physical distancing while accessing them.

  • Parents of young children are encouraged to consider using a stroller to help ensure your little ones maintain a 6-foot physical distance between non-family group members.

 

One-Way Guest Path - You will start by going up the escalator to the 2nd Floor after checking in at Ticketing.

2nd Floor Visitor Pathway

1st Floor Visitor Pathway

You can make as many loops through the Center as you would like! Download the 2nd Floor and 1st Floor maps.

 

Guests needing special accommodations, please email development@alaskasealife.org.