834 Lincoln Street, Sitka, AK 99835

Experience the spectacular diversity of the many amazing creatures that thrive in the waters surrounding Sitka. See an artist’s mural of the Southeast Alaska ecosystem, an 800-gallon Wall of Water exhibit. Feel the spiny skin of a starfish, the soft tentacles of a sea anemone, and the coarse shell of an abalone as your hands roam through the three ocean water touch tanks. View the feeding of four species of salmon in the non-profit hatchery. Hatchery access is through chain link gates on either side of the Sage Building. The Aquarium and Wetlab access is through the front doors. Summer hours: 8am – 5pm on large cruise ship days.  Visitors may walk the grounds of the hatchery for a self-guided tour. Located in the historic Indian River District, the center is a fifteen-minute walk from downtown on the way to the Raptor Center, Sheldon Jackson Museum, and the Sitka National Historical Park. Winter hours: 10am – 3pm, Monday – Friday; call to confirm.