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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-228-6220
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Outstanding!

The discovery center is awesome. We have went on 11 Alaska cruises and have went to the discovery... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CAtravelerCA
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CA
Really great museum.

Such a cute, quaint museum. They have the greatest displays and only ask for a donation, not an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
34raines
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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%
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  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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+1 907-228-6220
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Reviewed yesterday

The discovery center is awesome. We have went on 11 Alaska cruises and have went to the discovery center each time. the kids enjoy it and lots of information to read about

Thank CAtravelerCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a cute, quaint museum. They have the greatest displays and only ask for a donation, not an admission fee. Great windows overlooking the salmon ladder without the smell.

Thank 34raines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find, few minutes walk from pier. Entrance 5usd makes it totally worth it. Very friendly staff. Small video about the culture and closby areas. Very informative exhibitions about the native tribes, their lifestyle and also about flora&fauna in alaska. Worth to visit and...More

1  Thank kprimasz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first place we stopped when we arrived in Ketchikan. It is run by the National Park Service and provides a wealth of information about Ketchikan, the surrounding area and the history of the area. There is a $5 admission fee. However, if...More

2  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Must Visit if you are spending Time in Ketchikan. We really enjoyed the Movie about Alaska and seeing All the Stuff about Ketchikan. There is so much History to see and absorb.

1  Thank Aldora-Travelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this discovery center and were glad we looked into it a little more. It was really well put together and provided some good insight into the history of the area. This is definitely worth the admission price of $5.00...don't miss it!

Thank chgoguy1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are staying in our RV in Ketchikan for the month of June. We have been fishing a lot and at one point it was raining for days and we went to the Discovery Center for the second time. Lots to see and learn, free...More

Thank paminreno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like museums, and this one gets a high rating from us. An excellent introduction to Alaskan history, culture and ecology. Both exhibits and videos were excellent. If we'd had more time from the cruise ship, we'd have stayed longer.

Thank RuNanS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

National park area/museum. Does not take long to go through, but will give you information on the area, ancient people. Parks department did a good job on presentations and information.

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, we visited Creek Street, the totem poles, and many of the shops in Ketchikan, but this was by far the most interesting stop. There is an admission fee, like you are entering a National Park, but we used our Senior Pass. We saw an...More

1  Thank bglhvn
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