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Sitka Sound Science Center

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Address: 834 Lincoln St Ste 200, Sitka, AK 99835-7650
Phone Number: 19077478878
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A pleasant stop on a drizzly day!

A small aquarium with a very nice touch tank. Ask for a guided tour; there were no formal tours available, but a nice young male staff member chatted with us and answered all of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
linda g
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small aquarium with a very nice touch tank. Ask for a guided tour; there were no formal tours available, but a nice young male staff member chatted with us and answered all of our questions. We spent time watching the salmon swimming upriver in August.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great stop for those with kids and those interested in marine animals. There are several large tanks that you can interact with the fish and other sea creatures. I enjoyed it as did the rest of my group. This would be a perfect stop for those with young children. The lady behind the counter and the staff at the... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are kind of aquarium snobs as we live near major facilities. This little place offered opportunity to touch more unusual creatures than the typical experience. It is a small facility with ~ 20 tanks of various sea creatures including an octopus. Huge anemones, sea cucumbers, tube worms, and unusual star fish were available to touch. Very few people were... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small hatchery and aquarium towards the end of town towards the National Historical Park. Great tour of the hatchery – we were lucky to be here during pink salmon spawning season so there was a lot of action. The exhibits inside are well-done with interesting sea critters. Kids will like the open pools that occupy the middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with two grandsons aged 5 and 11. They both enjoyed the experience, especially the touch tanks, and the "Goner or Spawner" game.

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Monument Valley, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place as part of a tour. The salmon were spawning so we got to see a lot of them. The staff explained in detail what they do to help protect young salmon and the importance in the life of a salmon. They also have a touch aquarium with starfish and sea urchins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across the Sitka Sound Science Center while walking around Sitka after our tour. The young lady who gave us our tour was so passionate about the work they're doing at the center's hatchery. She will tell you with emphasis that they are a hatchery, not a fish farm and what a big environmental difference that makes. She went... More 

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Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We really enjoyed the touch pool. Also seeing the release of many salmon was awesome. They are very dedicated.

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Santa Rosa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a small, modest center, particularly good for young children, as much of it is hands-on. It also has 1 of only 6 full whale bone models.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The well-informed guides provided lots of information about the Center's history, the salmon hatchery process and for me the main attraction, the touch tanks. We just happened upon the Science Center while walking to the National Park and stopped in not knowing what to expect. The staff were willing to answer all questions and explained the whole salmon hatchery process.... More 

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