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Sitka Sound Science Center

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Sitka, Alaska
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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 gorgeous and features the fascinating sea creatures you just will not see otherwise and the... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 spawning and how they reintroduce the young salmon back into the rivers, the guide who... More 

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Elkville, Il
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 content. It is not a large museum, but was totally interesting for all 4 members... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 August.

Thank linda g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 for those with young children. The lady behind the counter and the staff at the... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 cucumbers, tube worms, and unusual star fish were available to touch. Very few people were... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a small hatchery and aquarium towards the end of town towards the National Historical Park. Great tour of the hatchery – we were lucky to be here during pink salmon spawning season so there was a lot of action. The exhibits inside are well-done with interesting sea critters. Kids will like the open pools that occupy the middle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I visited with two grandsons aged 5 and 11. They both enjoyed the experience, especially the touch tanks, and the "Goner or Spawner" game.

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Monument Valley, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this place as part of a tour. The salmon were spawning so we got to see a lot of them. The staff explained in detail what they do to help protect young salmon and the importance in the life of a salmon. They also have a touch aquarium with starfish and sea urchins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

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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