Research and discovery in the subarctic and arctic

The Murie Science and Learning Center promotes science and stewardship in Denali and other Alaskan national parks with a focus on serving youth. 

The center also serves as Denali's winter visitor center. The center is run by the National Park Service in partnership with Alaska Geographic and other organizations. It is open from 9:30 am—5 pm in winter (from late September through May 14th, closed for major holidays); and for advertised events only from May 15 through late September, 2018.

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Research Learning Centers

Research Learning Centers (RLCs) are places where science and education come together. Discover more about the 18 RLCs across the country.

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Find an Education Opportunity

Denali holds adventure for your students, whether you're able to visit in person or not.

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Distance Learning

Do you wish you could bring your class to Denali? If we're too far away, try the next best thing by bringing Denali to your classroom.

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Research Grants

The Murie Science and Learning Center aims to support park science and engage the public by offering grant support to researchers.

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Science Education Grants

Science Education Grants provide financial support for projects and programs that engage Alaskan national park visitors with park science.

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Many organizations come together to fulfill the mission of the Murie Science and Learning Center through cooperation and partnership.

Last updated: December 17, 2019