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Interpretive Program Schedule
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Summer 2018 Daily Naturalist Activities
May 26 through September 3

In Bartlett Cove
During the summer months, park naturalists provide a variety of fun, informative, and free ranger-guided activities 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. This summer the Huna Tribal House will also be open to the public and provide opportunities to learn about the Tlingit connection to Glacier Bay homeland through special programs. Also, check out our "Discovery Days" for kids!

Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center
Upstairs in the Glacier Bay Lodge. Park rangers are on duty to help you get the most out of your visit.
Exhibits, Bookstore, Theater, Park Information, Reading Area, kid's corner,
Underwater Listening Station
Open daily 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Phone 907-697-2661

Huna Tribal House
Located along the shoreline trail just past the Glacier Bay Lodge.
Stop by and discover the beauty and significance of Xunaa Shuká Hít.

Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM

12:00 PM Daily
Park Film
"Glacier Bay: Forever Wild"
In the visitor center theater. 18 minutes
...also shown upon request

1:30 PM Daily
Guided Walk on the Forest Loop Trail
Discover Bartlett Cove, a land of great change Walk with a ranger to track the "footprints" left by a glacier and discover hidden stories of Glacier Bay's forests and shore.
1.5 miles, 90 minutes, easy walking

1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Tribal House Revealed
Join a cultural interpreter at the Tribal House to learn about the deep significance of Xunaa Shuka Hit and how this collaborative project came to be. 15 minutes

4:30 PM Daily
Park Film

"Glacier Bay: Beneath The Reflections"
In the visitor center theater. 28 minutes

...also shown upon request

7:00 PM Daily
Evening Ranger Program
Discover the many wonders of Glacier Bay. Join a ranger for a fun and informative slide program.In the visitor center theater. Topics vary nightly. 45 minutes.

7:00 PM Mondays, Wednesdays
Special Connections at the Tribal House
Join a cultural specialist and experience Glacier Bay through a new perspective. Evening activity/presentation. 45 min.

Rangers are on board tour boats and cruise ships
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Trips up the Bay
Glacier Bay Park rangers are also onboard all cruise ships and tour boats to answer questions, interpret the scenery, history, and spot wildlife. They will spend the day aboard to help you appreciate the wonders of your national park.


Last updated: February 3, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


(907) 697-2230

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