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Sitka Sound Science Center

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834 Lincoln St Ste 200, Sitka, AK 99835-7650
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+1 907-747-8878
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

While sightseeing in Sitka, I walked from the center of town to the Sheldon Jackson Museum then onto to the Science Center, fish hatchery & Aquarium. Fascinating. All kinds of Tanks with interesting creatures from the nearby ocean.

2  Thank maineresearching
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Perhaps I missed what I was to see. I did not get any organized tour. I spent only about 15 minutes. Probably great place to bring kids.

Thank hrechter
Reviewed July 18, 2018

This looks like a huge place from the outside, but they have very few things to see. Several very good touch tanks and helpful staff, but most people could see everything in less that 20 minutes. Not expensive, though ($8 admission, adult).

Thank jrossite
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Really enjoyed a visit to Sitka Sound Science Center. Obviously under the management of enthusiastic and knowledgeable leaders. Great for kids and adults. Easy to get to and always something to learn.

Thank Yogini67
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I am an Alaskan, and this had to be one of the best Chowders I have ever tasted. I actually went back the second day for more. I had another bowl of chowder at one of "better hotels" in town on Sunday, when this was...More

2  Thank Alaska T
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

First stop on a shore excursion and was happy this was included. Our guide was terrific in taking the time to explain everything. Two main areas, hatchery and aquarium. She told us about the need for having hatcheries operating in this part of Alaska, and...More

Thank joe-chicago-23
Reviewed June 11, 2018

The Sitka Science centre is a Aquarium and Salmon learning centre. The fishing industry is very important to this part of Alaska and it was great to learn about the industry and the breeding and life of a Salmon. Our guide Colin was very young...More

1  Thank I2838DFkenw
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This place was terrific. Started by a local high school teacher who is no longer with us. This facility offers interactive touch as well as seeing aquatic life in tanks and a local river fish hatchery for Salmon. The kids will enjoy experiencing life in...More

1  Thank Terry S
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We enjoyed talking to the woman at the main desk. She was very helpful. It has a small aquarium and a fish hatchery. We were there during the salmon run, so we go to see them harvesting eggs and sperm. They have a touching tank...More

2  Thank mmcgilligan2017
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

This an interesting center. They work hard too keep the native salmon population thriving. It is small but lots of good information.

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