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Sitka Sound Science Center

834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200, Sitka, AK 99835
907.747.8878
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Sitka
Type: Science Museums
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW 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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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I recently visited Sitka and, in the (much too short) week that I was there, hit up the Sitka Sound Science Center 3 times. In addition to a wonderfully knowledgeable and friendly staff, fun touch tank (don't miss the sea anemone!), and incredible salmon life cycle knowledge, the SSSC has hands down the best swag in town. Check out their... More

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Poulsbo, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was our last stop in Sitka, and we really enjoyed it. We weren't expecting a lot after the bears and raptors, but this was a great place to get some hands-on sea life, learn about hatchery opertion and the amazing salmon lifecycle. Our guide was a wonderful young woman who was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Good new things are happening at the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC). The exterior is being spruced up with a facelift in 2014. Newly completed, the Sea Walk leads from downtown Sitka to the Sitka Sound Science Center. A plus for visitors, one can stroll along the waterfront to the SSSC while treated to sights of the harbor and mountain/ocean... More

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Laguna Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

What a treat to be able to touch sea anemones, stars and urchins. The living tanks and the knowledgable staff lend an intimacy to a very special experience.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The hatchery is a great part of the Alaskan culture. Was interesting to view the salmon hatching process and to view all the fish and creatures that are local to the area. Nice little gift shop.

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Dallas, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Our visit included a tour of the salmon hatchery. Salmon were running during our visit so we got a close look at their attempt to move up the stream. The indoor area with a close look at the starfish and crabs was a really fun. It's a short walk from the marina and would go back again. Children would really... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Though there's not much to the Science Center beyond a working model of the local waterways and the creatures that inhabit it, the Art Deco style building also is home to a fish hatchery salmon ladder. Being here during the salmon run and seeing up close and personal, and I truly mean UP CLOSE and PERSONAL, was absolutely fascinating. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Great place to see sea life, a hatchery, and some nice scenery, all in one place with a cool gift shop where you can have a cup of chowder.

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Sitka, Alaska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

It was so fun to be able to see Sea life up close and to even touch some things! People were very nice and informative. Great place to take the kids and great learning experience!

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