Seward, Alaska Family Things to Do

Seward offers a wealth of family-friendly activities for children to learn, explore, and appreciate the natural wonders of the area. Encounter wildlife at the Alaska SeaLife Center, go gold panning, horseback riding and more! In addition to the places below, be sure to also check out the Boat Tours, Fishing, Kayaking, Ziplining, and More to See & Do, as many tour operators welcome children, adding to Seward Alaska Family Things to Do. Come discover all Seward, Alaska has to offer your family for fun and adventure!

Alaska SeaLife Center

Experience an array of Alaskan Species at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska. Animals that may be seen include Marine Mammals such as Sea Lions, various birds, fish, and an assortment of invertebrates. This center is well known for rescue and rehabilitation for animals in need. The Sea Life center is a must-see, especially for those looking to interact with some of the marine life in Alaska. The center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship or Alaska’s marine ecosystems. We do hope you visit this Alaskan treasure in hopes of enjoying a marine life Alaskan adventure

Gold Panning

Join us for The Best Gold Panning Activity in Seward, Alaska! Watch a gold panning demonstration and learn to pan for gold near their stream. They pan rain or shine in elevated troughs under their rustic timber framed and canvas covered panning area with proven pay dirt so there is a possibility of everyone finding a little of AK Gold and more! Learn how to pan, searching for not only gold but semi-precious stones that they also find from time to time including Red Jasper, Hemalyke, Fluorite, Quartz, Amethyst, Red Agate, Tourmaline, and Garnet. All the semi-precious stones are indigenous to Alaska. They find that adults and kids love this activity in their outdoor setting. So, go on out, learn some interesting history, learn how to work a pan and maybe find a few pieces of gold and more while making lasting memories

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Horseback Riding with Bardy’s Trail Rides

You will be able to explore areas of Seward, Alaska that is only accessible by horseback. View bald eagles up close, see where they nest and watch them feed. It is rare that you can’t ride your horse right under the trees where they majestically perch. You will ride through part of the old town of Seward that was destroyed by the great earthquake of 1964. You will also hear the stories of the people who lived through it. The horses will then take you to the shore of the bay where the wild flowers meet the ocean. The bird life of the area is very diverse, active and up close. The trail ride could very well be the wilderness highlight of your trip to Seward and Alaska.

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