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Special Events

FILMS & PROGRAMS: June & July 2014

Our monthly newsletter that includes all Daily Films & regularly-scheduled programs.


Includes First Fridays, Explore Alaska, and holiday events.
When there are sponsored events or presentations, we will provide a document link here for viewing.

Call for Artists

We are currently taking reservations for First Friday Artists for 2015 and 2016. Please email our First Friday coordinator at if you are interested in showing at the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Portrait of Gretel Ehrlich


Experiences and Reflections about Wilderness and the Human Condition with Gretel Ehrlich

American writer, poet and essayist Gretel Ehrlich has traveled widely in the Arctic. Her time spent outdoors has provided her much insight into the effect of wilderness on the human condition. 

Join us for an evening of thoughtful perspective and storytelling in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Saturday, July 12th, 7pm
at the Murie Building Auditorium
Free Admission

Geocaching Activity Booklet cover

Public Lands Geocache Pursuit

It's time to get outdoors! Healthy, active outdoor fun is waiting for you on Alaska's public lands. All you need is a sense of adventure and a plan. Geocaching is a great way to experience the outdoors and participate in what some call an outdoor treasure hunt.

The Alaska Public Lands Information Center and the US Fish and Wildlife Service invite you to get outside with an adventure in geocaching. We have placed physical caches on 8 public land units and have given you information for finding two additional opportunities. 

Each cache contains an activity to introduce you to a public land unit and provides and activity to observe nature.  A booklet containing the coordinates will help you find them. The caches will remain on the public land units for the summer. Locate six of the eight caches and come down to the Center to be entered in a drawing for a prize.

This activity is perfect for families, novice geocachers or anyone looking for an adventure. Booklets are free and can be picked up anytime the Center is open, 7 days a week, 8 am-6 p.m. Stop by and get one, and start your Public Lands Geocache Pursuit!

Join Park Ranger Laurie for a field trip, a class visit, or to check out an education kit. 
Learn more on our Fairbanks For Teachers page.
Call Laurie at 459-3731 for more information and reservations.

You can also stay up-to-date with special events and programs by following our Alaska Centers - Fairbanks Facebook page.

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.