Experience the spectacular diversity of the many amazing sea creatures that thrive in the waters surrounding Sitka. The aquarium houses an 850-gallon tank that gives visitors a glimpse of our kelp forest ecosystem and local fish species. The three large touch tanks allow you to feel the spiny skin of a sea star, the soft tentacles of a sea anemone, and the coarse shell of an abalone. During your visit take a guided tour through the salmon hatchery to learn about the history of hatcheries in Alaska, the salmon lifecycle, and the process for collecting eggs. This non-profit science center is dedicated to science research and education. It is a part of the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus located a 0.5 mile walk from Harrigan Centennial Hall downtown on the way to the Raptor Center and the Sitka National Historical Park.
We are currently open limited hours and reservations are required to visit the Science Center, so visit www.sitkascience.org and click Book Now to buy your tickets.