Glacier Bay


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There is a lot to do and see in Glacier Bay!

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Weekly Program Topics

Below is a sample of Summer 2023 programming. See you in May 2024!

August 29 - September 3, 2023

Program topics are updated weekly, check this page close to the time of your visit!

Programs take place in Xunaa Shuká Hít (Huna Ancestor's House), AKA the Huna Tribal House, each night at 7 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and close at 8:15 PM.

Tuesday, August 29

Intertidal Treasures
There is so much happening above the surface in Glacier Bay, but you don't want to miss what is happening below! Along the rocky shores here we are given the opportunity of passing through the looking glass into the tidepool world. Join Ranger Hailey to see the wonders and importance these intertidal creatures hold.

Wednesday, August 30

All Aboard! 140 Years of Tourism in Glacier Bay
People have been flocking to Glacier Bay for over 140 years to experience this amazing place. Join Ranger Billy to learn more about this fascinating history.

Thursday, August 31

The Wonders of Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay National Park is an expansive wilderness with lush rainforests, towering peaks, deep waters, and hidden stories. Join Ranger Han for a dive into the wonders of Glacier Bay.

Friday, September 1

Constant Change
Can a place’s identity remain unchanged? Join Ranger Tandi to see how Glacier Bay’s identity has constantly changed when viewed through different perspectives of those who have visited and those who call this home.

Saturday, September 2

Glacier Bay on the Map
Glacier Bay is a dynamic place. Join Ranger Michael for an exploration of historic and modern maps and what they can reveal to us about this landscape of change.

Sunday, September 3

Ice Ice Baby
Visitors come from all walks of life to catch a glimpse of Glacier Bay National Park’s glaciers. The glaciers here uphold a legacy of strength, power, and fragility, which are evident throughout the landscape. Spend an evening learning about the unique personalities of our glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park.

Last updated: December 5, 2023

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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