Stop by the Glacier Bay Visitor Center

a photo of the entrance to the Glacier Bay lodge and visitor center
Visit the lodge to talk to a park ranger about the incredible things you can do and see in Glacier Bay! NPS Photo
The Glacier Bay Visitor Center, located on the second floor of the Glacier Bay Lodge, is a great place to expand your knowledge of the park. In the summer, park rangers present evening programs, show educational videos in the Visitor Center auditorium, and lead walks in the area. Check the activities schedule to find out what's happening during your visit.

The Visitor Center is a wonderful way for families, lovers of culture and nature, and avid explorers alike to spend an afternoon. There are exhibits to explore the park's geography, natural history, an information desk, an underwater hydrophone listening station, an Alaska Geographic bookstore, quiet reading area, and an auditorium...and expansive views of Bartlett Cove.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The Visitor Center is located on the second floor of Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove, 10 miles from Gustavus, Alaska.
The Glacier Bay Lodge is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Exhibits open 24-hours, desk 11:00 am - 8:00 PM.
Accessibility Information
The Glacier Bay Lodge and Visitor Center is accessible by paved road from Gustavus, or by dirt trail from the Bartlett Cove campground and Visitor Information Station.

The Glacier Bay Lodge is accessed via wheelchair-accessible ramp. The park visitor center, exhibits, and theater are located upstairs and accessible via elevator or stairs. The grounds have gravel and wooden walkways and wheelchair accessible restrooms. ADA accessible rooms are available for overnight lodging.

Learn more about accessibility in Glacier Bay

Last updated: February 27, 2018