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Sitka Sound Science Center

#9 of 47 things to do in Sitka Features Animals
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 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed our visit here because I was finally able to identify a particular sea aneneme that I had previously seen while kayaking. There is a large variety of sea creatures on display. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

Thank Jan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last trip to Sitka, this place was being renovated. This year we were able to get in and loved it! Includes the hatchery next door. The touch tank was cool and especially fun for kids. Cheap and informative experience!

Thank Christy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to interact by touching the lovely sea life in the touch tanks and learning about their lives. Great for children ans adults. Knowledgeable staff. A worthy visit.

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Sitka 2 years ago and visited most of the other attractions. This time it was a very wet day so we thought we'd have a look at the Science Centre. I knew it was a small place. The kids (age 7,9,11)...More

Thank brisbane_familyof5
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great fish hatchery, lost of information about Alaska fisheries and local conservation efforts. Great stop for kids. You also can get a great bowl of clam chowder from a food booth in the gift shop.

Thank LewBowers
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We enjoyed our tour of about two hours. And the Science Center is worth recommending to others, but the Raptor Center, Totem Park, Fortress of the Bear, and the Cathedral would be higher on our list.

Thank williamhS4270EY
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Good points: It was only $5 & the staff were very friendly and answered questions. The kids liked the touch tank and there were thing in there we'd never seen before. Bummers: Very, very small and we did the whole thing in about 15 minutes....More

Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 28 May 2017

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
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