Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
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Events at the Anchorage Alaska Center
 a blue graphic of the text Alaska Centers Theater Alaska's coolest animals is playing at 9 AM and 1 PM Alaska's Wild Legacy is playing at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PMHeartbeats in the Denali is playing at 10 AM and 3 PM Alaska Railroad History is playing at  11:15 AMThe Day the Earth Shook is playing at 11:30 AM and 2 PMKatmai: The ends of the Earth plays at 12 noon and 4 PMGold Fever plays at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PMAn Alaskan film chosen by one of our park rangers plays at 2:30 PM our website is,  we are open from Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM-  This schedule runs between September 8 and September 19, 2014,  our address is 605 W. 4th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501, please bring a picture ID for entry call to schedule your school field trip today!  907-644-3670  note: previously scheduled school groups have priority for use of the auditorium.
1-3 page Hard Card for September2014, Anchorage Alaska location.

Schedule for September 8-19

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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Learn more about what made that quake happen!
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Anchorage Hours
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The brilliant green and red lights of the aurora arch and shimmer above the small white lights of town. Did You Know?
The aurora borealis is visible on average more than 200 days per year in Fairbanks, making it an international tourist destination for aurora viewing.