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Sitka Sound Science Center

834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200, Sitka, AK 99835
907.747.8878
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Science Museums
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It's a nice beginning, but it has a long way to go. Look for the warehouse next door where the gift shop is... they have soup and sandwiches for lunch from the best restaurant in town.

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Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Now, we LOVED the hands on tanks and seeing all the creatures scooting around in the water but it was under construction and the noise was so bad that you could not speak or hear much. The sea creatures must have been under stress with all the noise. Go back when done and I'm sure it would be different. Ate... More

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Elwood, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very cool small center.The hands on experince i awesome.Being able to touch the jelly fish and starfish is incredable! The girls at the center are very knowelable and frendly.Highly recomend

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San Diego
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

great aquarium with touch tanks. $5 entrance fee. Really cool Salmon hatchery and ladder exhibit and tour. Very friendly staff.

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

No one told the fish not to come back after the SJ College went bankrupt. Citizens came together to manage the fish hatchery and expand science research and education on the shores of the North Pacific. They make science tangible. Great staff and blossoming facility.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Small but high quality all around, not every aquarium has an octopus, and the touch tanks were well stocked with a wide variety of healthy-looking critters (unlike many aquariums where the touch tanks hold only a few beleaguered star fish). Well worth a quick visit, and must stop a the small but cute gift shop.

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Naperville, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

we visited here with our 10 yr old. we got a tour that explained the whole hatchery process to help save the different fisheries in the area. they also had an amazing hands on pool where you could touch sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and more. The staff was very friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Truly "hands on"! Visit the "touch pools" and see many wonders of sea life. Emma, a local rock-star and my guide inside, offered me a new take on many creatures and the treasures of the center and the area.

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Littleton, Colorado
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39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stopped in at the Science Center as it sounded interesting in the literature that we read. Even though the facility is a little small (also under construction for an expansion I believe), the exhibits were pretty cool. They had several touch tanks where you could feel starfish, sea cucumbers etc. The staff was very friendly and informed us about... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

A great visit to the Sitka Sound Science Center exploring the sea life of the Northwest Pacific Ocean. A large variety of sea anemones, starfish, urchins, and more. Touch and learn which is great for all ages. Friendly staff that answered all questions asked. This is a must see for all who wonder what's beneath the sea.

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