Summertime Tours at NOAA’s Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute
For the 10th year running, NOAA’s Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute is offering their free summertime lab tours. The tours provide an opportunity for Juneauites and their out-of-town guests to learn about the science behind Alaska’s sustainable fisheries, which produce more than half of all seafood caught in U.S. waters.
During the summer (June 1-August 31), NOAA is offering free 60 minute tours of TSMRI. Tours are scheduled every Wednesday from 9-10 am (except for June 29 and July 20) and must be booked in advance. Tours will begin and end in the downstairs aquarium area. Cameras are welcome.
The tour highlights the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's two main missions: fish stock assessment of the North Pacific Ocean, and ecosystem research. Visitors will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes and get up close and personal with some of Juneau’s most fascinating marine species!
Tours are designed for guests 16 years of age and older and can be modified for younger age groups upon request. The tour highlights the science center’s two main missions: fish stock assessment of the North Pacific Ocean, and ecosystem research.
Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute is located north of Juneau at Lena Point. It is one of the leading science facilities for NOAA Fisheries—the government agency charged with sustainable management of U.S. fisheries. The Institute is the headquarters of the Auke Bay Laboratories, a division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The 66,000 square foot facility is NOAA's largest fisheries research laboratory.
Alaska’s fisheries are considered to be among the best-managed, most sustainable fisheries in the world. They contribute billions of dollars to the U.S. economy, and employ more people in Alaska than any other private industry.
For questions or to book your tour, please contact Stori Oates via phone (907) 789-6071 or email email@example.com.
Please Note: Based on Department of Commerce and NOAA Fisheries guidance, we are asking all visitors to wear masks while at the facility. Visitors also will need to attest to their vaccination status or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the scheduled visit. Furthermore, programming and activities are subject to change depending on federal COVID-19 mitigation policies. Tours will be canceled when CDC Community Levels for the City & Borough of Juneau are high.