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Sitka Sound Science Center

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Address: 834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907.747.8878
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Great Small Museum!

Visited this museum while cruise ship docked in town. Pharmacist in local drugstore recommended good clam chowder next door to the "science museum"; Got there a little early so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Pilot Point, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The entrance fee is $5 for each person. There is just a large touch tank basically. They are also a salmon hatchery but there is not much to see there.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited this museum while cruise ship docked in town. Pharmacist in local drugstore recommended good clam chowder next door to the "science museum"; Got there a little early so we decided to visit the museum. Great seeing all the tidal flat creatures. And you can touch them too! Also got to see how they grow the salmon. I highly recommend... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

In addition to their indoor tide pool area, the center runs one of two salmon hatcheries in Sitka. The work this group of dedicated folks are doing to replenish the salmon population is very valuable and interesting to learn about. After your visit, you will really understand what they do and why it is important.

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Laguna Woods, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We went here as part of a tour. There were marine animals on display and touch pools. It was located right on the water. Great place to take kids.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A wonderful tour of a place that holds a huge place in the history of Sitka. Very knowledgeable and friendly tour staff. don't miss it.

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Kake, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The kids love the touch tanks and the orca skeleton hanging from the ceiling. This is a great short stop for families with young children

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We enjoyed this little science museum, it was small but educational and neat.it was an extra little memory to our visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited the Sitka Sound Science Center during the 2014 Sitka Whalefest which they sponsored. One of the events was a reception and open house at the center. Unfortunately the salmon run was over, so all of the hatchery facilities were inactive. The highlight of the reception was visiting the Molly O. Ahlgren Aquarium. It is a rather small facility... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Is a very small facility but the people that work here are very nice and well informed on what they are doing. My kids really enjoyed being able to touch the item in the touch tanks. Enjoyed the fish ladder that is right on the side of the building and the salmon were really jumping.

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south dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is wonderful for the entire family, touching area for sea life, you get to watch salmon swim up the ladder to spawn, it's really a great place to see some of Alaska's sea life

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Address: 834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907.747.8878
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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