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Sitka Sound Science Center

834 Lincoln St Ste 200, Sitka, AK 99835-7650
+1 907-747-8878
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834 Lincoln St Ste 200, Sitka, AK 99835-7650
+1 907-747-8878
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitka was a stop on our cruise May 31st 2017. I chose the Tribal hop on hop off bus. This was one of the stops. I was very happy I got to touch sea cucumbers, star fish and anemones. The staff member explained how to...More

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were part of a cruise tour. We got to touch a number of sea life. We also learned about how they gather salmon eggs and how they release them back into the water. You can get some great views of Sitka, the marina and...More

Thank WeekendWanders52
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My wife and I visited the Sitka Sound Science Center while in Sitka, Alaska on May 4, 2017. We toured their operational hatchery and learned about the relationship between hatcheries and commercial fishing, how hatcheries work in Alaska, and how they capitalize on the life...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Once again we were early in the season and the Science Center was officially closed for the days we were there for cleaning of all the tanks, but as seems to be the way in Sitka, they told us to come in anyway and look...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Sitka Sound Science Center is a cut above the usual attraction in that it is an actual working salmon hatchery, and it is an actual working science lab, where graduate students, visiting scientists, and college students are doing actual research. The aquarium is just...More

1  Thank BeccaBerryPicker
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Booked this as a trip from our cruise ship , the weather was poor and so prevented us from being outside for any length of time , however we did see the salmon and went into a hut where they show you the stages of...More

Thank cnomis
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It looks like a long walk around a small harbor to get from downtown Sitka to this center on the outskirts of town, but take that walk and you will find interesting exhibits of maritime creatures that you can touch and watch to your heart's...More

1  Thank orangysfriend
Reviewed 14 September 2016

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...More

Thank linda g
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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...More

Thank sioux_pilot
Reviewed 7 September 2016

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...More

2  Thank lookin4luxury
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