• pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain

    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Cognitive

Programs and Tours

Ranger programs
  • Tactile objects: All ranger programs strive to engage multiple senses and learning styles, and often include audio components and/or tactile objects.
Park Entrance Area

Denali Visitor Center Area
  • Films and exhibits: 17-minute, non-narrated film, "Heartbeats of Denali," shares sights and sounds of the park in all its seasons. Many exhibits in the center are tactile, including animal furs, historic artifacts, and more.
  • Noises and quite spaces: The center has no PA system, though in the event of an emergency the fire alarm is quite loud. Numerous benches outside the facility can offer a respite from the often-busy facility.

Did You Know?

a moose with small antlers amid brush

Warmer average temperatures over several decades have resulted in expansion of woody vegetation. If this warming trend continues, it will change Alaska's ecosystems and drastically alter the physical appearance of Denali's landscape, as treeline marches higher up the mountains.