A great place to visit with the family, this extensive center includes a saltwater touch tank and interpretive displays on wildlife and the fishing industry. It’s also a base for marine research. There is a 3,500-gallon, 10-foot cylinder aquarium where you can watch the species of the cold saltwater environment surrounding Kodiak. The touch-tank will let you look, handle, and learn about the variety of species in the area’s tide pools: sea stars, anemones, mussels, and clams. If you’ve been wondering about cod, Pollock, salmon, or rockfish, the center also has excellent educational displays about all the species that are so important to the fisheries around the island. See the difference between a king and sockeye salmon or a rockfish and a lingcod. The center is open to the public Mon–Fri 8am–5pm.