Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A downed tree rests across a forested stream. Ferns and moss cover the tree and everything else in sight. This is the Tongass National Forest - a rain forest in Alaska.
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Fees & Passes at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Pictures of the three types of annual passes,  annual pass with the red themes the ocean in a lighthouse, access pass with a forest and a boardwalk with blue themes,  the senior pass with great themes with two bright red flowers on a desert ground scape.

The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center charges an entrance fee during the summer tourist season. This fee includes access to all exhibits, films and ranger programs.

Adults - $5
Children 15 and younger - Free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Season Pass:
$15 - Grants pass-holder and three group members unlimited entrance for the season.

America the Beautiful Interagency Passes:
The Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass, Military Pass and Volunteer Pass are accepted, granting free admission for pass-holder and three group members.

The following America the Beautiful Interagency Passes are available at the center:
Annual Pass - $80 annual pass to federal parks, forests, refuges and public lands.
Senior Pass - $10 lifetime pass for anyone 62 and older.
Access Pass - Free lifetime pass for anyone with a permanent disability.
Military Pass - Free annual pass for members of the U.S. military.

All Golden Age and Golden Access Passes will be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

October - April
Free Admission

Entrance fees support expanded hours and staffing for the summer cruise ship season. 90% of fees collected are reinvested in operating and maintaining the center.

The South face of the sharply pointed Mount St Elias is covered in snow. Did You Know?
Mount Saint Elias in Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve is located only 10 miles from the head of Icy Bay and stands at 18,008 feet. Due to the proximity to ocean waters, it has the highest coastal vertical relief of any mountain in the world.