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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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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear

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Alaskan Aquaculture for kids and adults

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fla
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Lyons, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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.

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Kenai, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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.

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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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).

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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 

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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.

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