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Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank

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Awesome for children and adults alike.

I took my students to the Touch tank and they loved it. They have been inspired to learn more about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Great informative stop

Great place to spend a little time if you have it. Informative, personable staff. We had a great... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Km P
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301 Research Ct, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-7400
+1 907-481-1711
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 13, 2014

We happened upon this little gem from the advice of a friend. There did not seem to be a lot of visitors which was nice because we had one on one attention from one of the workers there. She spent a great amount of time...More

3  Thank d22randy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Very knowledgeable staff, lots of wall information and large circular tank with quite the sea life. The touch tank was a hit for our adult group as well as the children's group that was just ahead of us. Take time to walk around to see...More

1  Thank Bimster69
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my students to the Touch tank and they loved it. They have been inspired to learn more about science and become scientists. :-) thanks to the wonderful staff at the Kodiak Laboratory and Touch tank!

Thank Blair_Murphy
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend a little time if you have it. Informative, personable staff. We had a great time while here.

Thank Km P
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The exhibits are extremely helpful in understanding the life cycle of the various fish so important to the Alaskan economy - such as the several salmon species. Beautiful columnar aquarium. There's a fine touching pool as well.

Thank yakherd
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Learn all about the island wildlife and get to touch lots of sea creatures in their ice cold salt water aquarium.

Thank Van B
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The Touch Tank is a "must see" on your Kodiak tour, especially for families with children. You will see many of the fish and sea life indeginous to the area. Unfortunately, most of the seastars died a couple of years ago, but hopefully the will...More

Thank candelmore
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This state aquarium has a large viewing tank and numerous exhibits. The part the kids will love is the touch tank. We enjoyed seeing the children's faces as they held various sea creatures. We took a taxi from the ship, but we walked back to...More

Thank ffoley1048
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is not far from town and is a great experience. You can learn a great deal about the fishing industry and also try the touch tank!! The water is cold but it is really interesting.

Thank TutinsPony
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

If you are expecting a huge aquarium, this is not the place. It's decent size though and you can see a representative sample of local sea life. The touch tank had lots of squishy things in it that kids were enjoying. The octopus was hiding...More

1  Thank cdfrosty
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The centerpiece is a cylindrical tank in a two story atrium full of lots of sea creatures, some quite large. With kids you could focus on the aquarium and touch tank but there are also some very interesting exhibits about changing conditions, sealife and fishing....More

1  Thank Follync
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

While out hiking, I came across this little aquarium. It was clean and informartive. It had huge creatures inside the take and a touch tank for a bonus.

2  Thank Amanda N
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Patsy G
May 4, 2018|
Response from Liz A |
It's on Near Island so it's walkable from Downtown but it would probably take 45mins one way. You're better off taking a taxi at least one way.
May 20, 2015|
Response from wiserivermb2016 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk or take a cab, its not a long walk, over the bridge and follow the sign for AQUARIUM.