Seal Sanctuary in Hel (Polish: Fokarium w Helu) is definitely a tourist attraction, however it is not its sole purpose. It is not typically commercial enterprise (neither zoo nor circus with some trained animals). It belongs to Oceanography Institute of Gdańsk University and its main goal is to protect the Baltic seals and to promote the knowledge about them and environment protection. The centre accepts ill and wounded animals, heals them and breeds them and then gives them freedom. All the tourists who visit this place not only support the protection of the seals, but also get to know more about environmental issues of the Baltic area (there is a special exhibition about that). The best time to visit the centre is the seal feeding time when you can see a seal show, currently at 11:00 and 14:00. The entrance fee is really symbolic.