Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
The welcoming sign outside of the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center.
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Events at the Anchorage Alaska Center
1-3 page Hard Card for 2014, Anchorage Alaska location. Anchorage Summer Schedule in-a-nutshell 2014

The Alaska Public Lands Information Center is open year-round, providing a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year. Feel free to check out the list of programs we offer or just drop in.

The exhibits inside the Anchorage Alaska Public lands Information Center.
The exhibits include wildlife from every region of Alaska.
Exhibits and Brochures
Within the center's main visitor area you can...
  • enjoy 2200 square feet of natural history & cultural exhibits
  • pickup FREE maps and brochures for Alaska's public lands
  • ask detailed questions of our knowledgeable staff
  • plan your trip on our interactive GIS computers featuring common trips around Alaska
  • challenge your friends to a children's scavenger hunt
  • view live web cams from around the state (available seasonally)

See a Virtual Tour of the Anchorage Exhibits

A ranger stands in front of a group of kids that are all sitting on benches. She's explaining to them how to do the scavenger hunt.
Kids love the Alaskan animal scavenger hunt!

Education Programs

School Year 2013-2014
There are a number of fun and engaging programs being offered for kids of all ages this summer. The Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Anchorage offers:

  • Scavenger hunts for all ages
  • A kids booth once a week
  • Two live animal programs at 2pm
  • The film Alaska's Coolest Animals is a great movie geared towards kids that happens twice a day

Winter 2013-2014
During the school year, the visitors center is home to the NPS Urban Education Program. Education programs are menu style and include an introduction to public lands, an age-appropriate movie, and a scavenger hunt. Live animal and bird presentations are also scheduled by request.

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A brochure rack
Alaska Brochures
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A white building where the Alaska Public Lands Information Center-Anchorage
Anchorage Hours
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A black and white engraving shows several white men in colonial dress battling with dark skinned Hawaiians. This is a depiction of John Ledyard at the battle which ended the life of  Captain Cook's on the sands of Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. Did You Know?
John Ledyard of Connecticut departed England with Captain Cook in 1776 in search of the Northwest Passage. Ledyard would become the first American to step foot on the future states of Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, & Alaska. His journal would later become the first article protected under copyright.