The Alaska SeaLife Center is facing permanent closure. Due to Coronavirus cruise ships are no longer visiting Alaska all summer. This has led to a 70% decrease in visitors for the Alaska SeaLife Center. If sufficient funds aren't raised by September 30th, they will have to close. Please give whatever you can to help.
Please choose the first Donate link under the title.
If half of all Alaskans donated just $10, we could reach our goal. If 100 people from each state in the US donated $50, we’d be well on our way to meet our goal. We understand that this is a hard time for all, but we need your support now so we can be here for you tomorrow.
How much can you raise? $5, $10, $100, $1,000? Every donation counts, please step up and show how much you care about Alaska's marine animals.
Opened in 1998, the Alaska SeaLife Center operates as a 501(c)(3), non-profit research institution and public aquarium in Seward, Alaska. The Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The Center is Alaska's only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation facility and responds to animals in distress along 34,000 miles of coastline.
The coronavirus pandemic and its effects have been uniquely devastating for the Alaska SeaLife Center. While our non-profit mission includes marine research, education, and wildlife response, we earn the majority of our revenue over the summer. It’s obvious this summer tourism season is just not going to be the same. ASLC expects annual visitor revenues to be reduced by 70%.
In addition to being a top destination for Alaska’s visitors, the Center is a home for invaluable research about the ocean, arctic and subarctic marine wildlife, climate change, and more. It’s the state’s only permitted facility to respond to stranded marine mammals. It’s an important part of Alaska’s science education system, providing educational opportunities and research to students all around the state and around the world through distance programs.