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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:

Adults: $7, Children: $5 (Children under the age of 2 are admitted free of charge.)

Admission includes unlimited time of independent exploration of visitor center exhibits, aquariums, and gift shop.  Knowledgeable staff are available for questions and more information.

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:
Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Facility Info
  • 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