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For Kids - Anchorage
 
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 Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information 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!

Find out more information about the Anchorage Center.



Junior Rangers explore, learn, and protect the things around them. While traveling in Alaska, come to the center and become an Alaska Public Lands Junior Ranger, or check out this link for other Junior Ranger programs you can do online.



a junior ranger badge
NPS
If you finish a junior ranger book, you get a cool badge or patch like the National Park Service Rangers!

NEW JUNIOR RANGER BOOKS FOR OUR CENTER!

The National Park Service turned 100 in 2016. To celebrate, the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center worked with a local artist to create three new junior ranger books. If you visited us before December 2016, chances are that you have yet to see our new Junior Ranger books!  

We have separate books for different age ranges.

  • ages 6 and under
  • ages 7-12
  • ages 13+

You can stop by to pick up a Jr. Ranger packet, or you can e-mail or write to request one at the address below. 

 
 
Write to: Alaska Public Lands Information Center 605 W. 4TH Ave Suite 105 Anchorage, AK 99501


If you can't visit the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, we have a lot of fun activities for kids on our website!

 



students look over a wooden railing at the water and mountains in front of them
Our summer camps are for multiple ages and take you outside every day.

Are You Ready for Summer?

Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center has a variety of summer educational programs including summer camp for kids! 

Find out more information on our Summer Educational Programs page. 





 
Stunning shot of a wide, green sweep of aurora borealis across a deep indigo sky. Spruce trees in silhouette line the bottom of the photo. Did You Know?
The Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) are visible throughout much of Alaska during the winter months.  The aurora is caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the gases in the atmosphere, creating these spectacular light shows.
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