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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6559
+1 907-228-6220
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Great little place

If you are stopping in for a cruise, this is a great place to stop to see what the rest of the... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
BCHOH
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OHIO
Brilliant

Didnt know about this place until the lady in the Sweet Mermaids mentioned it as a must visit... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
cnomis
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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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, discover how people earn a living from the forest, enjoy Junior Ranger activities with your kids and experience Alaska's rainforest from the comfort of our theatre through a variety of award-winning films. Wi-fi access is included with admission, and kids can play the Agents of Discovery augmented-reality game in the museum to sleuth out the truth about the Tongass
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  • Average4%
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“forest service” (16 reviews)
“senior pass” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6559
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+1 907-228-6220
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"forest service"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"senior pass"
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"tongass national forest"
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"parks pass"
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"nice exhibits"
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"the national park service"
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"great museum"
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"excellent film"
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"admission fee"
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"natural history"
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"great introduction"
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"cruise ship docks"
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

If you are stopping in for a cruise, this is a great place to stop to see what the rest of the Island has to offer. We were able to get out and see the whole island, but I'm sure most don't get the chance....More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Didnt know about this place until the lady in the Sweet Mermaids mentioned it as a must visit especially as it was raining, lots of exhibits and a theatre very impressive place , worth a visit

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were probably the only people from our cruise ship to visit this amazing centre. While everyone else took to the Walking Tour (which we completed later), we enjoyed browsing our way around this amazing Center. Well set out, with plenty of signage, historical facts...More

1  Thank Kid_U_Not58
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the Discovery Center. My children ages 3&5 liked looking at all the exhibits. There was a lot to look at and quite a few interactive things that kept them interested. They sat and colored for a bit and were even...More

1  Thank Rachael B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Heavy rain put paid to our plans for our last shore day in Alaska, there was no enjoyment to be had on any outdoor activity in the cold and mist. Having read the reviews this centre was on our to do list anyway. Although the...More

1  Thank laNyonsaise
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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!

1  Thank TimWHughes
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 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
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 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
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