Visitors to the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery have a variety of options to view the hatchery and learn about Pacific salmon and hatchery operations. For those who would like to enjoy the visitor center at their own pace, our admission fee allows access to the aquariums, educational exhibits, rearing facility, and gift shop. For guests wanting a more in depth look at an operational hatchery we offer two types of presentations throughout the summer season.
Hours of Operation:
Weekdays 10am-6pm ------ Weekends 10am-5pm
*Hours vary in May and September depending on the cruise ship schedule*
Off season (October-April):
Tours and aquarium viewing available by appointment only* Monday-Friday at 2:30pm
We will be closed on the following holidays in the off season: Alaska Day (October 18th), Veterans Day (Observed November 12), Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following, Christmas Day, New Years Day, MLK Day, and Presidents Day.
*From October through April, call (907)463-4810 to make an appointment. We need 24 hours notice to confirm a tour*
Adult $5.00 l Child $3.00 (12 and under)
Includes an optional 10-15 minute informational presentation and unlimited time of independent exploration of visitor center exhibits, aquariums and gift shop. Allow at least 45 minutes.
Summer daily presentation times:
Every half hour starting at 10:30am... Last commentary begins 1/2 hour before closing time
Extended Hatchery Tour (Late June - Early August Only)
*MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 10 PEOPLE*
Adult $15.00 l Child $10.00
Get a behind the scenes look at our hatchery operations with a tour lasting 35-45 minutes. Tour destinations vary depending on the hatchery activities occurring at the time you visit. Following the tour, enjoy unlimited time for exploring exhibits, aquarium viewing, and browsing the salmon shop in the visitor center. This tour option may be cut if we do not have enough staff. We plan to offer tours every day from June 20th-August 9th, but we occasionally cannot accommodate. We do not book tours in advance.
Summer Extended Tour Times (every day late June - early August):
10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15
Standard admissions rates apply.
Season passes are available:
Individual Pass $15
Family Pass $30 (allows admissions for you and up to 7 additional people throughout the summer months)
***WILD ALASKAN SALMON DAY****
August 10th has been declared Alaska Wild Salmon Day by Governor Bill Walker. Locals, come celebrate with us by receiving free admissions into our visitor center (must have valid Alaska ID for free admissions). This free admissions includes a guided commentary from one of DIPAC's managers that will be offered every hour on the hour from 10:00am-4:00pm. We will also be offering a discount on all our shelf stable salmon products for this one day only! For more information on this Alaskan day, click here.