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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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$62*
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear

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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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