Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Many students facing away from the camera looking into the forest and at the Alaska Botanical Garden sign.
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For Kids - Anchorage

If you can't visit the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, you can still do a LOT of fun activities! 

Play games, watch movies, request stickers, and more on our website!

Scavenger hunt pages with animals found at AAPLIC
Kate Legner, NPS
Find all of these animals and more when you do a scavenger hunt!

Alaska Animal Scavenger Hunt.

Come to the Center and do an Alaska Animal Scavenger Hunt. Scavenger hunts are available for all preschoolers through adult. These scavenger hunts will lead you through our Visitor Center, where you will learn some cool facts about animals. Once you have finished make sure and show a ranger and claim a prize!

students look over a wooden railing at the water and mountains in front of them
Kids participating in our summer camp program!

Registration for ParKids summer camp 2016 is open through 21st Century Community Learning Centers School Coordinators!

Come and join us for our week long summer camp. Each day we will take kids to various places around Anchorage and they will participate in outdoor activities including: hiking, visiting nature centers, and much more! 

This year, we will be doing two separate ParKids camps


The Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center is partnering with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Schools this year!

You must be from one of the following schools to apply for these camps: 

  • Begich Middle School
  • Alaska Native Cultural Charter School
  • Fairview School
  • Mountain View School
  • Muldoon School
  • North Star School
  • Nunaka Valley School
  • Ptarmigan School
  • Taku School
  • Willow Crest School
  • Wonder Park School

For registration forms or more information, contact your 21st Century School Coordinator. 


students sit by their packs as they wait at the bus stop
Teen Adventure Week at Denali National Park

Registration for Teen Adventure Week 2016 has begun!


Come join us in a 4-day long adventure! Camp is designed for teenagers going into 10th, 11th and 12th grade. They will learn about how to pack their own gear, practice Leave No Trace principles, and much more! The camp will include exploring a public land and several nights of camping. It's a great way to explore the wilderness of Alaska and make new friends!  

For registration forms or more information, contact your school counselor (or homeschoolers can contact the King Career Center or your homeschool counselor).

Close up view of a taxidermied sea otter which is posed to look as if it is swimming. Did You Know?
Sea otters have very dense fur made of stout guard hairs and fine under hairs. There are about 600,000 to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch. Sea otter pelts were so prized that they were almost hunted into extinction in the late eighteenth century.