Visitor & Science Centers

One of the best places to learn about Alaska's parks, heritage, and natural environment is at a visitors center, heritage center, or science and learning center. For information on hours and locations of visitor centers for each park, visit the Basic Information section of that park's website. There are also four public land information centers in Alaska, located in Anchorage, Tok, Fairbanks, and Ketchikan. Our two science and learning centers, located in Denali and Seward, offer opportunities to learn about science and research in the parks. The heritage centers in Barrow and Kotzebue have information on Alaska's cultural heritage.
the alaska public lands information center building in Fairbanks

Alaska Public Lands Information Centers

The Alaska Centers are a system of information & education centers to enhance enjoyment of Alaska's public lands by visitors and residents.

a clothing exhibit at the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska

Iñupiat Heritage Center

On the rooftop of the world, the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Barrow tells the story of the Iñupiat people.

a musk ox exhibit at the northwest arctic heritage center

Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

Located in Kotzebue, the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center is a museum and visitor center for the Western Arctic Parks.

a park ranger in Denali speaks with a young girl while carrying supplies

Murie Science & Learning Center

The Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali is run by the National Park Service in partnership with Alaska Geographic and others.

two kayakers paddle through icy waters near a glacier

Ocean Alaska Science & Learning Center

The Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center promotes stewardship of the marine influenced ecosystems of Alaska’s coastal national parks.

Last updated: July 31, 2017