A large octopus makes its way across a tank in the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward on Sept. 22.
The fifth stage of construction at the center began last week, closing the centers sea lion, harbor seal and sea bird habitat areas. Seals and sea lions will be visible from the research overlook.
The Discovery touch pool, octopus exhibits, whale exhibits and other aquarium tanks will remain open. During construction. Admission prices will be reduced to $5 per person and $15 per family. Children 6 and younger will be admitted free.
Fall and winter educational programs will remain largely unaffected. The center begins its winter hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Tuesday.
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