Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Backpacker Looks out onto Katmai's Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Snowcapped peaks and valleys filled with volcanic ash and sand.
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Special Events


Shown 7 days a week in our 100-seat theater

Now through May 21:

9am: Heartbeats of Denali [30mins]
Noon: Aurora: Rivers of Light in the Sky [40mins]
2pm: Winter Patrol: Denali by Dogsled [30mins]
4pm: Aurora: Rivers of Light in the Sky [40mins]

Beginning May 22:

9am: Heartbeats of Denali [30 mins]
10am: Arctic Visions & Voices [40 mins]
11am: Aurora: Rivers of Light in the Sky [40 mins]
6pm: Aurora: Rivers of Light in the Sky [40 mins]
7pm: Gates of the Arctic [60 mins]

National Park Service Offers Learn-To-Camp Program for Families

Would you like to try tent camping with your family, but you’re not sure where to start? Learn to camp with national park rangers from the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center this summer! Family C.A.M.P. (Camping Adventures with My Parents) is a weekend learn-to-camp program for families and takes place in Denali National Park and Preserve from Friday, July 7 through Sunday, July 9.

National Park Rangers will facilitate this fun and educational weekend designed to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to tent camp safely and responsibly in Alaska. Families will get plenty of hands-on experience working together on campsite set-up, cooking, wildlife safety preparedness, and more while immersed in the wonders of a wild and spectacular national park!

Participants (approximately 20 people) will camp with park rangers in a group campsite at the Savage River Campground, located at approximately Mile 13 on the Denali Park Road.

The Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center will provide camping gear for participant use during the weekend and Alaska Geographic will provide meals and snacks from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Families are responsible for driving themselves to and from Denali, paying the $10.00 per person (age 16 years and older) park entrance fee, and attending a required orientation session in Fairbanks on Wednesday, June 28.

For more information or to apply, contact Maria Berger, Lead Education Specialist with the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center at 459-3731 or by Friday, June 23. Interested families can also pick up an application from the Public Lands Center information desk in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center between 8:00 am and   6:00 pm daily. Space is limited, so apply today to participate in this low cost, high value outdoor learning weekend!

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

A bald eagle in flight Did You Know?
The largest concentration of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in North America occurs during the fall and winter along the Chilkat River, in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where up to 3,000 eagles congregate to feed on salmon.