• Chunks of melting sea ice along a shoreline and subsistence camps on the beach in the background.

    Cape Krusenstern

    National Monument Alaska

Operating Hours & Seasons

Cape Krusenstern National Monument is open year-round. The headquarters office and visitor information center are located at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue.

Business Hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday

Visitor Center Hours:

June - September

8:30 AM - 6:30 PM Monday - Friday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM Saturday
Closed Sunday

October - May

Closed Monday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday - Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday
Closed Sunday

Arctic winter conditions - snow, ice, wind, and below-freezing temperatures - exist in the monument from October through April. Summer temperatures average 54° F, although some days in July may get up to 80° F. Snow or freezing temperatures may occur at any time.

Did You Know?

Image of boats docked near Kotzebue

Local residents around Cape Krusenstern National Monument still hunt sea mammals such as beluga whales, which provide highly prized white muktuk.