Fish Ladder Viewing Room to be Renovated

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Recent study outlines the $1.2 Billion impact of the Ballard Locks to the Seattle area economy.
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The Fish Ladder Viewing Room will be closed until early Spring 2020 to complete renovations including auditorium style seating, better lighting and ventilation, acoustics and new exhibits.  

Watch Facebook posts to see progress

The very popular 15 ft. wide video display wall that was previewed this summer has been removed during construction to develop a new program, based on viewer input and will be premiered in the spring.  

Check YouTube for video of wall.


In the past we have offered donation based "Inside the Locks" VIP TOURS in November.  Our maintenance schedule has been too busy to accomodate these very popular tours.    We now plan to offer these special tours at 10:30am on Wednesdays in March.   If you are interested, click on photo to learn more and reserve a spot on a tour

We have raised over $1M, but still need public help to complete the renovations.   Add your name to the Salmon Legacy Wall.

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