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Sitka Sound Science Center

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Address: 834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 19077478878
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Joyce G
Lyons, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff. I like the touch wall and the activities for kids. The gift shop is amazing and the food cart is the bomb

Thank kem433
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium was very kid friendly, the staff/volunteers spent lots of time talking with our 6 year old about all the creatures in the touch tanks. Small aquarium but worth a visit.

Thank LoriandPaul03
Kenai, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the touch tank---really extensive but as a group we somehow expected a greater display of exhibits. We think it is a work in progress. The gift shop next door is much the same--- jot much there yet. Friendly staff.

Thank Patricia S
Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very human friendly way to learn about sea creatures, and quite good for kids. Love the Orca skeleton hanging from the ceiling. The store next door has excellent items. On Saturday, Ludvig's Bistro has wonderful food including clam chowder, strawberry tarts and salmon salad sandwichs (great to take with you to Totem Park or the Raptor Center).

Thank GailCheryl
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

When Sheldon Jackson College went bankrupt, this institute was left high and dry (you should pardon the expression). Nonetheless, it has endured and performs an interesting and invaluable mission. One can tour the aquarium, learn about the signal work of Molly Ahlgren, and tour the salmon hatchery. Ludwigs has a chowder counter in the gift shop. I'd love to see... More 

Thank Thoughful-Traveler
Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We liked in particular the outdoor area, where they show and explain the different stages the fish go through, from collecting and fertilizing the eggs to releasing them into the ocean.

Thank Privatier51
Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This little place had a ton of information, low cost, and a touch tank with many ocean animals. A definite stop for anyone in Sitka.

Thank Glen_and_Lisa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Went with a 7 year old who had a great time touching sea creatures. Everyone was extremely friendly. Stop in on the way to the raptors.

Thank Grant W
Grand Lake, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

What an amazing time to be able to see and touch so many different ocean creatures. Love the décor of the facility and helpful staff. It should be on your "Don't Miss" list for a day in Sitka!

Thank SitkaPlexus

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