Adult Programs

People collecting plants on the tundra
Collecting stinkweed on the tundra outside of Kotzebue during a medicinal plant class at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

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The Northwest Arctic Heritage Center has more than just kids programs. Throughout the year, we offer programs for adults highlighting the cultural and natural significance of Northwest Alaska. In addition to our weekly film series, we host periodic events led by park rangers, researchers, guest experts and community members. Watch for programs like:

  • Lectures on projects and research being done in Kobuk Valley National Park;
  • Workshops on topics ranging from Inupiaq poetry to the medicinal uses of local plants;
  • Community outings like bird walks and archeological digs.

The schedule is variable, so check our calendar or Facebook page, or call us at (907) 442-3890 to see if we have an up-coming event. Whether you’re returning from a two-week float trip down the Kobuk River, just visiting Kotzebue for a day or a life-long resident, we have something that will interest you.

Arctic Circle Film Series

Every Wednesday night at 7:00, the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center hosts the Arctic Circle Film Series, which brings the best of Arctic and conservation films to Kotzebue. Come join us for a movie and a short discussion. The program usually lasts until 8:00 or 8:30, and free popcorn and juice are provided by Alaska Geographic.

Last updated: July 20, 2020

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PO Box 1029
Kotzebue , AK 99752


907 442-3890

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