Where Education is an Adventure

The Murie Science and Learning Center is a state-of-the-art education and research center with innovative hands-on programs for students, teachers, Alaskans, and visitors. Located in the frontcountry of Denali National Park, it celebrates the vast ecosystems and vibrant cultures of America’s eight northernmost national parks:

Denali National Park & Preserve

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Cape Krusenstern National Monument

Gates of the Arctic National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park

Noatak National Preserve

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

The grand opening of the Murie Science and Learning Center is scheduled for August 2004. The Center’s interactive public exhibits and displays, two classrooms, and wireless research bus are interwoven using the latest technology. Multi-day programs are based out of the Center’s remote Field Camp, located 35 miles inside the Park at Igloo Canyon. Surrounded by one of the finest living laboratories in the world – spectacular taiga forests, glacier-clad mountains, wide-open tundra, and thriving wildlife populations – this is Alaska education at its finest.

A Collaborative Partnership

The Murie Science and Learning Center is a unique partnership among Alaska’s eight northernmost national parks, the Alaska Natural History Association and its education arm, the Denali Institute, the University of Alaska, and the Denali Borough School District