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.
Visitor Center Hours:
October - May
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?
Bearded seals (Ugruk), the largest of western arctic seals, weigh up to 800 pounds. They appear in June in the waters adjacent to the monument. Despite its short seasonal presence, the light grey bearded seal is a highly important subsistence resource.