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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.
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).
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
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
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
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
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