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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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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear

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Great tour.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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

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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Fayetteville, 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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United States
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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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Pilot Point, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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