At the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor's Center, summer is when salmon abound! During the months of May and June, visitors have the opportunity to see juvenile salmon prior to their release. Adult salmon start returning up our fish ladder the beginning of July and continue through October. Bald Eagles and seals frequent the hatchery and our outside decks provide a fantastic wildlife viewing opportunity. Inside our Visitors Center guests can explore our saltwater aquariums displaying over 150 species of local marine life. We offer tours May-September where visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycle of Pacific salmon & the inner workings of our hatchery from one of our local guides. These tours are a fun, affordable, & educational experience for the whole family!PutDIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery into our Juneau travel planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
During winter our aquariums are available to the public by appointment only. Salmon product can be ordered by phone or email and shipped anywhere in the United States. The Visitor’s Center is available for rent November through March & makes a great event space for the holiday season.
Fall & Spring we offer educational programs. To learn more please call 907-463-4810.
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DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery reviews
Very interesting to learn about the cycle of Salmon. The videos and displays are very informative. The aquarium is fabulous with all the different species and there is a touch tank. Nice little...
Very interesting to learn about the cycle of Salmon. The videos and displays are very informative. The aquarium is fabulous with all the different species and there is a touch tank. Nice little... more »
This is only $5 and a must see. Beautiful aquarium, one of the best. View the salmon swimming up the fish ladder. Allow an hour. Kids would love it. Touch tank too.
This is only $5 and a must see. Beautiful aquarium, one of the best. View the salmon swimming up the fish ladder. Allow an hour. Kids would love it. Touch tank too. more »
This was part of a tour I took with the cruise ship. I found this an interesting place to visit, though at this time of year the salmon were far from running. The aquarium section was fun as you can touch many of the specimens and some of the size of the fish in the tanks were impressive. I found the fact that many of the fish hatcheries were private companies as in Washington they are state or federally ruined.
Very neat experience to be able to see all the salmon in different sections and how they are grown in stages. Also they had fish aquariums inside that was a surprise really good time. We did this as an excursion on our cruise wish we had more time to enjoy it.
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