Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A black oystercatcher, with it's long, thin orange beak, walks between the tufts of grass along a rocky outcropping.
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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Ketchikan Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

Welcome to the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

We are located in downtown Ketchikan at 50 Main Street just a short walk from the cruise ship docks, visit our directions page for driving or walking directions.  

We are open Fridays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on our education resources or setting up a field trip check out our education page.

Want to become a junior ranger in Alaska?  Then visit our kids page and learn what exciting programs await you when you visit Ketchikan.   

Hummingbird Festival News and Updates:

The Alaska Hummingbird Festival and Juried Art Show is an educational program to promote awareness of the spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska through creative arts.  If you are interested in entering the art show please review the call for artists.

A schedule of events is now available, it can also be picked up in print at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan, AK   


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Rocky coastline of the Bering Sea. Waves are crashing and the sky is partly cloudy. Did You Know?
Alaska is the only state in the United States with coastlines on three different seas: the Beaufort Sea, the Chukchi Sea, and the Bering Sea