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.
Last updated: July 24, 2017