Things to do in Alaska with kids

Where do you want to go today?  I don’t know….I’ll ask her….get it? Alaska? 

We might just stick with what we know best, and that’s why Alaska is a pretty cool place for a family day out!

There is no denying that the drawcard to Alaska is the natural beauty - the wilderness, the wildlife, and the oceans. Kids can learn about the unique animals with the true Alaskan experience of the Musk Ox Farm, or the Reindeer Farm.  They can see a majestic whale rise out of the ocean for the first time with Major Marine Tours, or they can explore and play in 50 acres of Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

But Alaska can offer a ton of other fun activities for the whole family that are just as fun and exciting! Klondike Gold Dredge Tours brings the past to life with Gold Rush sled dogs and the chance to strike it rich! Swimming in Alaska?  Why not! The H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark even has it’s own pirate ship! Arrrr…..there also be cannons in those there parts!

So while the incredible beauty of Alaska must be enjoyed by the whole family, make sure you spend time enjoying all the fun activities Alaska has! Sound good? I don’t know…I’ll ask her!

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  • H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark

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    Anchorage

    Alaska's largest indoor water park, with great attractions for the kids! From lazy rivers to a children's lagoon and a thrilling roller coaster, there is something for the whole family. A splashing ...

  • Alaska Sealife Center

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    Seward

    A great place for kids to learn about Alaska's diverse marine ecosystem through interactive displays, and encounters with Sea Lions, Seals, Puffins, and more!

  • Alaska Zoo

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    Anchorage

    Amazing animal encounters with rescued animals in Anchorage, with guided encounters, tours, and educational fun at this family friendly zoo!

  • Alaska Raptor Center

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    Sitka

    Enjoy tours in Alaska through this amazing center that rescues injured birds, including bald eagles! Great for animals loving kids!

  • The Reindeer Farm

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    Palmer

    An amazing experience for kids and the family, with incredibly reindeer tours, horseback rides, and fun hiking trails! You might even see bison and elk!

  • Big Game Alaska Wildlife Park

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    Portage Glacier

    On the shores of Turnagain Arm, surrounded by mountains and hanging glaciers, Big Game Alaska Wildlife Center is the perfect place to learn about Alaska wildlife. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Musk Ox Farm

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    Palmer

    A true Alaskan experience with the amazing Musk Ox. Families can learn about the animals, and the project, and to get up close to one of the Arctic's oldest living species. Great animal family fun in ...

  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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    Portage Glacier

    Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a non-profit organization that provides refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals; cares for animals that cannot survive on their own in the wild; and ...

  • Riverboat Discovery

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    Fairbanks

    Welcome aboard! Climb aboard for a 3 1/2 hour cruise experience that will take the family into the heart of Alaska!

  • Klondike Gold Fields

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    Skagway

    Costumed characters will bring the past to life as the whole family is immersed in Alaska history and adventure! With sled dogs, and gold panning, there are great tours for the whole family!

  • Sitka Tribal Tours

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    Sitka

    Most historical tours treat Sitka's remarkable past as a testimonial to a bygone people- a window to an era that shaped the present, but is somehow extinct. On Sitka Tribal Tours, however, history is ...

  • Adventure Bound Alaska Glacier Cruise

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    Juneau

    Cruise through incredible Alaskan glaciers, mountains and waterfalls! Adventure for those over 5 years with spectacular nature and wildlife!

  • Seldovia Tours

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    Homer

    Each day from Memorial Day through Labor Day we provide a 6 hour round trip tour to Seldovia. Leaving Homer harbor at 11:00 am we make our way to Gull Island to see the home to nine nesting species ...

  • Gray Line Tours Of Alaska

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    Anchorage

    Choose from over 50 sightseeing tours throughout Alaska and the Yukon. Tours that depart from Anchorage last from 1-hour to a full day and range from glacier cruising to bear viewing! Fairbanks ...

  • Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure

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    Juneau

    Amazing tours of the beautiful 50 acres of stunning landscapes known as Glacier Gardens! The whole family can explore the lush rainforest, with incredible views! Family fun in some pretty awesome ...

  • Wilderness Guided Hike and Jet Boat Expedition

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    Ketchikan

    Come join us for a guided wilderness hike in the remote, privately owned, White River Valley. Enjoy a narrated city tour as your motor coach takes you into the wilderness surrounding Ketchikan. Meet ...

  • Cape Fox Tours

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    Ketchikan

    Experience Native American culture and history through these great shore tours, which also explore outdoor recreation!

  • Major Marine Tours Glacier and Wildlife Tours

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    Seward

    Cruising past an Alaskan Glacier encountering otters, sea lions, whales, and puffins....a priceless experience.

  • Kenai Fjords Tours

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    Seward

    Kenai Fjords National Park abounds with marine sealife and is a must for those interested in Alaska glacier cruises, whale watching, Alaska bird watching, and wildlife viewing. Seward Alaska and ...

  • Major Marine Tours Prince WIlliam Sound Cruises

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    Whittier

    Climb aboard on this stunning Alaskan glacier and wildlife cruise giving the whole family an opportunity to experience nature and wildlife as it's most incredible.

  • Glow Putt Mini Golf

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    Fairbanks

    Amazing glow in the dark mini golf, with reflecting glow paint, and even a glowing waterfall mural! Great family fun!

  • Bouncin Bears

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    Wasilla

    Enjoy a large inflatable playground with regularly changing features including themed bouncy castles, obstacle courses, slides and more! Bouncing fun in Alaska for kids!

  • Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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    Anchorage

    Exhibit galleries feature the evolution of Alaskan aviation from 1913 to the present. There are over 20 vintage aircraft to see, flight simulators to use and a Bush Pilot gift store to shop in.

  • Alaska Museum of Natural History

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    Anchorage

    From the outset, the museum has energetically pursued it's mission to study and exhibit natural history materials relating to Alaska's natural history and to promote and develop educational programs ...

  • Alutiiq Museum

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    Kodiak

    The past meets the present at the Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak's, Alaska Native culture center where visitors can explore 7,500 years of Alutiiq heritage. See ancient artifacts, discover history, and learn ...

  • Anchorage Museum

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    Anchorage

    A multigenerational, hands-on science center puts scientific concepts into an Alaskan context, with a marine animal touch tank and a planetarium!

  • The Baranov Museum

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    Kodiak

    At the Baranov Museum you can discover the history of Kodiak, Alaska through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events.

  • The Pratt Museum

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    Homer

    The Pratt Museum is dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural environment and human experience relative to the Kachemak Bay region of Alaska and its place in the world.

  • Fairbanks Ice Museum

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    Fairbanks

    Ice fun in Fairbanks with multi media ice sculpture demonstrations and displays, and a nightly show!

  • Museum Of The North

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    Fairbanks

    An incredible museum with 1.4 million artifacts and specimens, which can educate and fascinate kids on the diversity and cultural traditions in the North. A great family experience in Alaska.

  • Museum Of Alaska Transport and Industry

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    Wasilla

    MATI was established to give a home to the transportation and industrial remnants and to tell the stories of the people and the machines that opened Alaska to exploration and growth.

  • Alaska Botanical Gardens

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    Anchorage

    The Alaska Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to hike on woodland trails. The 1.1 mile Lowenfels Family Nature Trail takes you on a walk through spruce and birch forest, down to the north fork of ...

  • Bering Land Bridge

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    Nome

    Visit our visitor center in Nome, Alaska. Enjoy birdwatching. The preserve is home to raptors, waterfowl, and some rare Asiatic species. Fly out to Serpentine Hot Springs and spend a few nights in ...

  • Pioneer Park

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    Fairbanks

    Visit Alaska's ONLY historic theme park - Pioneer Park! With museums, shops, attractions and much more!

  • Eagle River Nature Center

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    Eagle River

    The Eagle River Nature Center is operated by Friends of Eagle River Nature Center, a community supported non-profit organization. The Nature Center offers nature studies for children and adults, 9 ...