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Sitka Sound Science Center

834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200, Sitka, AK 99835
907.747.8878
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Science Museums, Cultural
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Type: Science Museums, Cultural

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Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 attraction 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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