Sitka Sound Science Center

Dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems

Contact Info
Business Hours

MON Closed
TUE Closed
WED 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
THU 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
FRI 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SAT 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SUN Closed

Location & Map

Sage Memorial Bldg., 834 Lincoln St.
Sitka, AK 99835
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About Us

Aquarium, Hatchery, Research, Education, Gift Shop

  • Aquarium Fall/Winter Hours (Sept. 30 – May 1)
    Wednesday thru Saturday 10am – 2pm

Summer Hours (May – Sept.): Tuesday–Saturday 9am – 4pm

Science Education and Research

The Sitka Sound Science Center is dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of coastal Alaska through education and research.


Our vision is to be the leading scientific and educational institution in coastal Alaska through innovative, inspiring, and community-centered programming.


  • Integrity | We model scientific integrity through evidence-based research and accessible educational programming
  • Curiosity | We believe that a playful curiosity of the world inspires innovation and growth
  • Respect | We honor and respect the history of this place and look towards its future to inform our present decisions
  • Community | We build relationships across our community in support of a shared appreciation for discovery and overall community wellbeing


The Tlingit people have been indigenous to this land for over 10,000 years. Gunalchéesh to the Tlingit people for their stewardship of Tlingit Aani since time immemorial and today.

Adults, Art & Music, Children, Film, Music, Visual Arts

Sitka WhaleFest

A festival to celebrate marine life through science education, community and storytelling!

November 1, 2024