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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-228-6220
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Art plus history

Varied movies last 15 minutes and start every half hour. Children activities are for all children... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
lawton oklahoma
Unexpected Treasure

I visited this Center as I had an hour to spend and did not want to shop. It was fascinating and I... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-228-6220
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Varied movies last 15 minutes and start every half hour. Children activities are for all children and displayed artistically. These historical as well as artistic exhibits makes learning about the area easily obtainable.

Thank okdudee
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I visited this Center as I had an hour to spend and did not want to shop. It was fascinating and I would have liked about another 30-45 minutes to explore it further. The exhibits show historic and current tribal culture and life style. There...More

Thank KasStL
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Good info on local history as it relates to the forest and the fishery. Our guide was informative and friendly. He educated us on how the geography changed from the glaciers to the current rain forest. As a Sr. it was $5 to get in...More

1  Thank Patrick B
Travis M, Assistant Director at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about our programming and our exhibits, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Discovery Center.

Reviewed 1 June 2016

It is a large new building, 5$ to get in. My favorites were the three dioramas of the regeneration of a forest: 5years, 60, and old growth. plus animals you find in each area. A great section on Native fishing, you feel like you're there....More

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We happened upon this museum by chance. The architecture of the building is wonderful...cedar logs and glass. There is an amazing mural when you first enter the Centre. This is a new museum, celebrating the culture of the local indigenous people. because all of the...More

Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The maps and audio visual presentations were outstanding. Well set up and a must see in Ketchikan. I was there on a cruise and the center was easy walking distance from the harbour.

Thank ronaldhuva
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The National Park Service went overboard on this one. We actually spent several hours two different days to get it all in, mostly the well done films of culture, history, and nature. Also wonderful displays. Helpful and very visible staff.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Very cool to see dont miss it!! Lots to see and read about history and nature in SE Alaska! Plus friday nights have special events as well!

Thank jkleckey
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I wandered around the discovery center by myself while my husband did something else... this was an absolute winner. Lots of interesting history and exhibits, friendly and knowledgeable staff and not crowded at all. I learned a lot about the town and the area by...More

2  Thank NikkiD64
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a small but very nice activity where you will learn a lot about southeast Alaska. It is right in town near the cruise ship dock and is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank MLWTex
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Kaz H
We would like to know what attractions are happening in late February and early march....are all of these places open or shut for the winter...kaz
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