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Sitka Sound Science Center

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Address: 834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 19077478878
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Marine Museum and Fish Hatchery

Very interesting Marine Museum and salmon hatchery along the waterfront boardwalk on the way from downtown to the totem pole park. Large touch tanks with marine creatures for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Carol P
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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very interesting Marine Museum and salmon hatchery along the waterfront boardwalk on the way from downtown to the totem pole park. Large touch tanks with marine creatures for you to study and touch.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Admittedly it was a $US 5 entry fee but really to see star fish crustaceans in a touch tank and an octopus in a tank and then go outside to see salmon in the different stages of spawning. I saw salmon in the Indian River no charge I saw salmon being eaten by bears at Katmai amazing, I saw salmon... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Very well maintained tanks and facilities with excellent tour by the guide. Worth a trip to learn about the bay area animals and about salmon life cycles.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The touch tanks make the somewhat steep entry fee so very worthwhile. Their volunteers also know the personalities (!) Of the creatures!!

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love local science centers when they are done as well as this one. It's small but does a really nice job showcasing local marine biology, especially the life cycle of the salmon. My husband and I learned a lot, as did the children. The exhibits are highly interactive; well done touch tanks. The staff is young but well trained,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The SSSC was undergoing a renovation when I was there last year. The Sage Building was being restored to its 1929 appearance. I wonder what it looks like now. The SSSC is relatively small, but the touch tank in the back room is well stocked and the staff were really nice and knowledgeable about the life forms in the tank.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, the staff here are great! They know everything there is to know about their exhibit. My daughter love being able to touch all the sea creatures. They had a computer where you could listen to the sounds of any animal that you can think of, it was pretty nice. We got to see the feeding which was pretty cool.... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Although the Science Center is about one room and costs $5 a person to enter, I thoroughly enjoyed this attraction. Most of the Center are tanks where you can touch the marine life and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. It was great to learn more about the marine life in Alaska and learn even more about Salmon. I... More 

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elizabeth city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

From what I could tell there is only one room for the public to visit which has several small aquariums and a touch aquarium that is pretty nice. The gentlemen working the touch aquarium was great at explaining the animals. Don't miss the salmon hatchery outside-it helped to try to justify the $5 admission. I found the hatchery more interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a nice family trip to the Sitka Sound Science Center. The tour includes the hatchery behind the center which my youngest teen enjoyed.

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