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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-228-6220
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A place with heart!

The people who work here love what they do, this is a labor of love and you can see they do lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carmen W
Alberta, Canada
via mobile

Glad we were able to stop by and see the exhibits and learn about the rich history. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denton, Texas
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The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is the gateway to the Tongass National Forest. Located just one block from the cruise ship docks in downtown Ketchikan, you can explore the amazing ecology of the coastal rainforest, connect with the rich cultures of the region's native peoples, enjoy Junior Ranger activities with your kids and experience Alaska's rainforest from the comfort of our theatre through an 18-minute, high-definition film.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-228-6220
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people who work here love what they do, this is a labor of love and you can see they do lots with kids and community! They are working on bringing together unique stories about Alaskan's and the history of this huge State!! Thank you...More

Thank Carmen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we were able to stop by and see the exhibits and learn about the rich history. The exhibits are well thought out and informative.

Thank Ranaj888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site's information added so much to our understanding of how the area was developed and the region's characteristics. The film on Ketchikan, with its old footage, pictures and interviews with local people, added so much perspective to our subsequent experience. Great start!

Thank TimWHughes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to look around and find out a little more about Alaska. They even gave my 8 year old a scavenger hunt sheet to fill out. There are some interactive displays too.

Thank Trishyco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the $5 entry fee. Nice displays and lots of useful information about the immediate area and all of Alaska.

Thank Michael2810
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't realize the hours it was open and just missed it. However a ranger coming out was super cool with our 5 year old son and ran back in for the Junior Ranger activity book and said we could mail it in for the...More

Thank Craig Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent way to start your visit to Ketchikan. Beautiful building holding many interesting interactive exhibits and a film about the salmon industry in this area. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff make this a good place to visit for all the family.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice place to bring family and friend to visit. This is our first stop in town. We glad that we stop here. There is a presentation movie about the people and town. this presentation helped us more appreciate when we walk around the...More

Thank tekathronv
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice little Museum, educational for the little ones, they even have a little scavenger hunt for kids, lets them check off items that they find throughout the museum. Helps to keep them engaged. Great for adults as well, our family really enjoyed it.

Thank susiewilliams2017
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a wonderful place to bring your family and friends. It informs one about the flora and wild life in Southeastern Alaska, the culture and the developement of the area. You can use your National Park Pass here for Seniors

Thank 2ketchikan
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