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Joining a ranger for a short walk, interpretive talk, or day hike is a great way to learn more about Kenai Fjords National Park. Programs are offered between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day unless otherwise noted.
Ranger-led walks to Exit Glacier are offered at 10am, 2pm, and 4pm daily from May 25 to September 6 (2013 summer season). These walks are approximately 1-2 hours in length. No reservations are required. Meet outside the Exit Glacier Nature Center.
Pavilion talks are offered at 12:30pm daily from May 25 to September 6 (2013 summer season). These talks are approximately 20 minutes long, and no reservations are required. Please meet at the pavilion, next to the Exit Glacier Nature Center.
Guided hikes on the Harding Icefield Trail are offered on Saturdays from July 6 through August 31 (2013 summer season). The hike departs from the Exit Glacier Nature Center at 9am. Please come prepared with sturdy footwear, layered clothing, water, and food as this is approximately a 7-8 hour activity. No reservations are required.
Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center programs are offered at the Alaska SeaLife Center daily at 11am and 3pm. The 11am program covers glacier research within the park. The 3pm program centers around Alutiiq Native Alaskan culture through archeology research.
A self-guided Junior Ranger Adventure Guide is available for children ages 4-12. Pick up a guide at the Information Center, Exit Glacier Nature Center, or from any ranger. Complete the activities for your age to earn a Junior Ranger Badge.
Special programs may be arranged in advance for educational groups visiting the park.
Did You Know?
River otters defecate in certain spots to mark their territory. Researchers in Kenai Fjords National Park have discovered that these "latrine sites" enrich the soil, allowing plants to grow in those spots that aren't found anywhere else close by.