About Us

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The Murie Science and Learning Center is open to the public from 9 am - 4:30 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day).

The mission of the Murie Science and Learning Center is to promote science and stewardship on behalf of national parks in northern Alaska. Specific goals include:

  • Engage the public with park science through interactive learning and research programs.
  • Enhance the public's understanding of how parks use science to make management decisions.
  • Share scientific findings in timely, compelling, and understandable ways.
  • Use partnerships to enhance outreach offerings.

The Center is situated at the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve. The operations of the facility are funded and facilitated by the National Park Service and Alaska Geographic. The MSLC is one of 19 Research Learning Centers operated by the Park Service nationwide. Research Learning centers seek to increase the amount of scientific research in the national parks and thus the effectiveness of science-informed decision making, and to make that science accessible to the public.

You are also encouraged to read the MSLC Management Plan, which provides information on the management, partnership, and fiscal functions of the Center.

The MSLC is also excitedly getting ready for the National Park Service's 100th Birthday celebration. Although we are not baking a cake we are getting ready by reflecting on our previous accomplishments and preparing for another century of stewardship. If you want to learn more about how the MSLC is getting ready for 2016 then read some of our success stories that highlight our current efforts.
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Meet Our Staff

The staff working in the MSLC come from many walks of life, all working together to bridge science, education and partnerships.

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The MSLC's facilities host exhibits and classrooms for visitors, as well as offices and field camp locations for researchers and educators.

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History of the MSLC

Learn about the history of the Muries, as well as the symbolism of the Murie Science and Learning Center logo.

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Contact Us

Find the appropriate person to email or call for more information

Last updated: July 24, 2017