The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery in Juneau is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to sustain and enhance the valuable salmon resources of the state of Alaska. The visitor center offers a variety of attractions including a 5,000 gallon aquarium, brown bear exhibit and bald eagle display. The aquariums feature over 150 species of local marine life. Get up close and personal with sea anemones, sea cucumbers, many species of crabs and sea stars in interactive touch tanks.
Spend time with a knowledgeable, local guide who will explain the intricate hatchery process while enjoying an impressive look at the thousands of returning salmon in our fish ladder. Ask for the Extended Tour to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the operation.
Guests are able to view baby King and Coho salmon all summer long in their new rearing facility. Adult salmon start returning the end of June and continue through October. Bald Eagles and seals frequent the hatchery and provide a fantastic wildlife viewing opportunity.
For those guests looking to purchase salmon products, the visitor center offers a large variety of smoked salmon products. Pick up a package of the world famous Smoked Salmon Dip-Kit to share a taste of Alaska with your friends and family back home.