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Daily at the Anchorage Alaska Center
 

Want to Visit Our Center?

We would love to have you! But please be sure to check our hours and days of operation first to make sure that we are open.



Interpretive exhibits at the Anchorage center
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Explore all of Alaska in one place through our interpretive exhibits
Discover Something New

There's much to explore at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center including:
  • Natural history & cultural exhibits 
  • FREE maps and brochures for Alaska's public lands 
  • Interactive computers with maps of Alaska 
  • Multiple scavenger hunts 
  • Award-winning movies  
  • Junior Ranger books
  • Knowledgeable National Park Service staff and volunteers


 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 AlaskaCenters.gov,  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.
Alaska Center theater
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The Alaska Center theater accommodates both moviegoers and special presentations
Alaska Center Theater

Feel free to stop by and enjoy a free movie. The Alaska Center Theater is now showing the following the movies:

Alaska's Coolest Animals (26 minutes)

Alaska's Wild Legacy (14 minutes)
 
Heartbeats of Denali (17 minutes)

Alaska Railroad History (14 minutes)
 
The Day the Earth Shook (27 minutes)

Bears and Volcanoes of Katmai (28 minutes)

Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike (26 Minutes)
 


The Alaska Public Lands Information Center has brochures for locations and activities all over the state!
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The Alaska Public Lands Information centers carry a variety of brochures for all visitors.

Looking for a Brochure?

We have many in our Center and behind the desk, as well as some popular ones on our website!

The brochures are updated regularly as new ones come out, so that you are always getting the most recent information. Please be sure that, no matter how recent the brochure, you contact the place you are going or visit their website to ensure that there are no weather warnings, wildlife conflicts nearby, or road closures to ensure that you are well informed and have the best possible experience!

 

 



A earthquake destroys a house at the corner of 8th Avenue and N Street.
The 1964 Earthquake is featured in our movie "The Day the Earth Shook".

Curious About the Earthquake?

The 1964 Earthquake destroyed a lot of property, including parts of downtown Anchorage.

Learn more about what made that quake happen, and what you can do to be safe during earthquakes on our earthquake page.





 
Close up profile of a Willow Ptarmigan wearing its transitional plumage; the birds head and neck are still a reddish brown while chest and wings are turning the bight white of winter. Brown scrubby vegetation is in the background. Did You Know?
The willow ptarmigan is Alaska's state bird. It is snow-white during winter, but in early summer, it changes to chestnut brown plumage. Ptarmigan occur in treeless areas with low and scattered, brushy vegetation. Chicken, AK, was named because its residents could not spell ptarmigan.