• Winter light on the Fairweather Range

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Join a Park Ranger

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Join a park ranger and learn the stories of Glacier Bay!
 

Summer 2014 Daily Naturalist Activities
May 25 through September 1st

Bartlett Cove
During the summer months, park rangers provide a variety of fun, informative, and free guided activites every day. Join a ranger for a guided walk along the beach, or through the lush temperate rainforest of Bartlett Cove. Don't miss our evening programs presented each night in the park theater, upstairs in the Lodge. Also, check out our "Discovery Days" for kids!

Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center
Upstairs in the Glacier Bay Lodge
Exhibits, Bookstore, Theater, Park Information, Reading Area, Underwater Listening Station
Open daily 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

8:30 AM
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Guided Hike: Explore The Shore
Explore the shorelines and forests of Bartlett Cove with a park ranger. 2.5 hours, routes vary.
Hike begins and ends at the Glacier Bay Lodge Lobby.

1:00 PM-Daily
Park Film
"Glacier Bay: Forever Wild"
In the visitor center theater. 18 minutes

1:30 PM Daily
Guided Walk on the Forest Loop Trail
Discover Bartlett Cove, a land of great change. 1.5 miles, 90 minutes, easy walking

4:00 PM Daily
Park Film
"Glacier Bay: Beneath The Reflections"
In the visitor center theater. 28 minutes

5:00 PM Daily
Ranger Talk: Glacier Bay Spotlight
A hidden story of Glacier Bay will be revealed!
Meet at the flagpole near the public dock. 15 minutes

7:00 PM Daily
Evening Ranger Program
Join a ranger for an informative slide program. In the visitor center theater. 45 minutes.

 
Rangers are on board tour boats and cruise ships

Join a ranger!

Trips up the Bay
Park rangers are also onboard cruise ships and tour boats to answer questions, interpret the scenery, history, and wildlife, and help you appreciate the wonders of Glacier Bay National Park.

Did You Know?

Glacier Bay has huge tides

The tidal fluctuations in Glacier Bay can be as high as 25 feet! Be sure to keep this in mind when you decide to enjoy an after-lunch nap on the beach during your next paddling adventure.