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Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank

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This is a fun place to stop and has the exact local sea critters that you can experience down... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Awesome for children and adults alike.

I took my students to the Touch tank and they loved it. They have been inspired to learn more about... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska
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301 Research Ct, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-7400
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

This is a fun place to stop and has the exact local sea critters that you can experience down anyplace on the beaches of Kodiak Island. I've brought my kids here each time we've visited the island and they loved it. It's definitely on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wcwalla
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I took my students to the Touch tank and they loved it. They have been inspired to learn more about science and become scientists. :-) thanks to the wonderful staff at the Kodiak Laboratory and Touch tank!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Blair_Murphy
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend a little time if you have it. Informative, personable staff. We had a great time while here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Km P
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The exhibits are extremely helpful in understanding the life cycle of the various fish so important to the Alaskan economy - such as the several salmon species. Beautiful columnar aquarium. There's a fine touching pool as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yakherd
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Learn all about the island wildlife and get to touch lots of sea creatures in their ice cold salt water aquarium.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sapellosam
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The Touch Tank is a "must see" on your Kodiak tour, especially for families with children. You will see many of the fish and sea life indeginous to the area. Unfortunately, most of the seastars died a couple of years ago, but hopefully the will...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank candelmore
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This state aquarium has a large viewing tank and numerous exhibits. The part the kids will love is the touch tank. We enjoyed seeing the children's faces as they held various sea creatures. We took a taxi from the ship, but we walked back to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ffoley1048
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is not far from town and is a great experience. You can learn a great deal about the fishing industry and also try the touch tank!! The water is cold but it is really interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TutinsPony
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

If you are expecting a huge aquarium, this is not the place. It's decent size though and you can see a representative sample of local sea life. The touch tank had lots of squishy things in it that kids were enjoying. The octopus was hiding...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank cdfrosty
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The centerpiece is a cylindrical tank in a two story atrium full of lots of sea creatures, some quite large. With kids you could focus on the aquarium and touch tank but there are also some very interesting exhibits about changing conditions, sealife and fishing....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Patsy G
May 4, 2018|
Response from 898liza |
It's on Near Island so it's walkable from Downtown but it would probably take 45mins one way. You're better off taking a taxi at least one way.
May 20, 2015|
Response from wiserivermb2016 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk or take a cab, its not a long walk, over the bridge and follow the sign for AQUARIUM.