DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor Center offers a unique variety of attractions & a truly Alaskan experience! In May through September, we are open every day there is a cruise ship in town. Visit our website for our summer hours. Get a birds-eye-view of the outdoor hatchery operations while a local guide shares with you the life cycle of an Alaskan salmon and the workings of the hatchery. Adult salmon start returning in Late June and continue through October. Bald Eagles and seals frequent the hatchery and provide a wildlife viewing opportunity. Once inside, explore our salt water aquariums displaying over 150 species of marine life, including touch-tank aquariums. Venture through our gift-shop where we feature shelf stable salmon products from local processors. Wow your taste buds when you take the opportunity to taste a variety of salmon samples such as: king salmon dip, salmon jerky, & canned salmon. A fun, affordable, & educational experience for the whole family!