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Macaulay Salmon Hatchery: DIPAC

DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery visitor center offers a unique variety of attractions and a truly Alaskan experience. Take in the view of our outdoor hatchery operations while learning about the fascinating salmon spawning process. Juneau’s visitors and locals alike will get the opportunity to:

  • Get a birds-eye-view of hatchery operations and learn about the life cycle of pacific salmon during an informative commentary by an experienced local guide.
  • Watch millions of baby king and coho salmon grow from the sky bridge in the rearing facility all year. 
  • Witness the masses of adult salmon fighting their way up the fish ladder late June – September.
  • Explore our salt water aquariums displaying over 150 species of marine life.
  • Interact with local sea critters in our tide pool touch tank area.
  • Find fishy themed (and flavored) mementos in our gift shop. 
  • Wow your taste buds by sampling a variety of smoked salmon products.*
  • Ship Wild Alaska Salmon products home year round.

Hours of Operation:

Summer May-September
(In correlation to the cruise ship schedule):

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter October 1st - April 30th
(By appointment only):

Please call: 907-463-4810 to set up an appointment

Admission Rates:

Standard Admissions (includes access into the visitor center and an optional 5 minute guided presentation):

Adults and Children: $5 (Children under the age of 2 are admitted free of charge.)

Extended Tour* (mid June - August ONLY):

Adults and Children: $20 (Children under the age of 2 are admitted free of charge.)

Douglas Island Pink and Chum, DIPAC, is a private non-profit organization. Therefore, all proceeds from the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor’s Center benefit salmon enhancement and educational programs.



Tours & Attractions
Business Continuity
  • Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Kitchenette:
  • Family Friendly (12 and under welcome):
  • Time to Centennial Hall Convention Center: 5
  • Time to Juneau International Airport: 7
  • Summer Hours: June - August 10AM-6PM on weekdays, 10AM-5PM on weekends (hours vary in May and September)
  • Winter Hours: by appointment Monday through Friday
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • Accepts MasterCard:
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  • Minimum Age Limit: N/A
  • Weight/Height Limits: N/A
  • Private Tours Available:
  • Language Translation Available: Spanish, French, German, Portugese, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Russian
  • Temporarily Closed:
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  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Reception Capacity 150
  • Banquet Capacity 65
Visitor's Center
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2400
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 150
2697 Channel Dr., Juneau, AK 99801