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From beach, river walk and wave pool to thrilling slides and interactive features. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Anchorage for kids.
Offers visitors a chance to learn about Alaska's diverse marine ecosystem through interactive displays, educational forums, and encounters with Stellar Sea Lions, Seals, Puffins, Cephalopods and more!
Come and meet our animals! We offer many levels of guided tour experiences. Guides are staff and trained volunteers. Guided Encounters are for kids, while Alaska Zoo Tours and Private Tours are geared toward adults. Discovery Tours are offered dai...
Currently have 24 raptors in residence who are permanent guests including hawks, bald and golden eagles, falcons and owls.
Located outside of scenic Palmer, Alaska, the Reindeer Farm offers a variety of enjoyable Alaskan activities, including reindeer tours, a gift shop, horseback rides, and nearby hiking trails. Feed and pet these majestic northern animals, and you will...
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 go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Every year we host thousands of visitors who come to view the animals, learn about the project and take advantage of this unique opportunity to see and photograph one of the Arctic\'s oldest living species. For a truly Alaskan experience, come visit ...
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 educates visitors about Alaska's wildlife.
Welcome aboard! Your three-and-a half hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and the heart of a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for four generations.
Our costumed characters will bring the past to life as you are immersed in Alaskan history and adventure! Meet an Iditarod musher and his sled dogs, pan for gold, feel the cold of the north in the 40 Below. Great family fun in an idyllic setting awai...
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 a living thread from the past to the present.
Board the Adventure Bound for an unforgettable glacier day cruise to snow capped peaks and shear rock palisades, past waterfalls, rainbows and tidewater glaciers. For over 5s as full day excursion.
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 of birds. Many, many other species may be found her...
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 sightseeing is all about gold country with several optio...
Visit Saxman Native Village and experience the rich living culture of southeast Alaska's Native Americans. Get an exclusive look at the fascinating culture of SE Alaska's original inhabitants. The Tlingits welcome guests in the traditional style that...
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 your guide at the trailhead and get ready for a jou...
Experience Native American culture through family friendly song, dance and stories, and learn of the "art" of lumberjacking through a rollicking demonstration of good natured competition.
Cruising past an Alaskan Glacier encountering otters, sea lions, whales, and puffins....a priceless experience.
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 Kenai Fjords National Park are terrific destinations fo...
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.
Fun mini golf for the whole whole famly!
Fun for all ages in the heart of Pioneer Park - One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Alaska
Large inflatable playground with regularly changing features including themed bouncy castles, obstacle courses, slides and more!
A fun, full service family entertainment center suited for all ages - especially indoor backlit miniature golf!
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.
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 which benefit students and enrich the curricula of ...
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 how Alutiiq traditions continue.
A multigenerational, hands-on science center puts scientific concepts into an Alaskan context. The center features more than 80 exhibits including an aurora machine, a marine animal touch tank and a planetarium. Specific gallery for under 5s.
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 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.
Multi media ice sculpture demonstrates and displays.
The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska.The museum's research collections 1.4 million artifacts and sp...
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.
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 Campbell Creek, offering views of the Chugach Mount...
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 the bunkhouse while you hike among the huge granite t...
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 miles of hiking trails, and public use facilities ...
The Alaska Bird Observatory is an Alaska nonprofit corporation. The mission of ABO is to advance the appreciation, understanding, and conservation of birds and their habitats through research and education.
Originally a fishing village, Halibut Cove is now home to several artists and businesses. A popular tourist destination, the cove offers several lodges and cabins and the only way to get around the cove is by boa
Copper Center
The Chugach, Wrangell, and Saint Elias ranges converge here in what is often referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America."
Embracing nearly a million acres of old growth rainforest, alpine tundra, and rugged coastline, Admiralty Island National Monument and the Kootznoowoo Wilderness offer unrivaled opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation in Southeast Alaska.
Innoko National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve waterfowl, peregrine falcons, other migratory birds, black bears, moose, furbearers, other mammals, and salmon; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and ...
Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary wa...
Welcome to Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure. We invite you to tour 50 acres of Southeast Alaska's lush rainforest, offering landscaping, floral design and scenic vistas.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to some of the most diverse and spectacular wildlife in the arctic. The Refuge's rich pageant of wildlife includes 42 fish species, 37 land mammals, eight marine mammals, and more than 200 migratory and res...
Denali National Park and Preserve
Six million acres of incredible wild land, Denali National Park has snowy mountains to alpine tundra to explore. A quiet and tranquil wilderness awaits!
Two Rivers
Family business offering winter only activities including husky sledding, snowshoeing and ice fishing!
With Alaska Wildland Adventures you can choose a vacation package that best suits your lifestyle and vacation travel dates. Whether it's an all-inclusive tour package, Alaska salmon fishing, Kenai River rafting, sea kayaking, Denali hiking or just ki...
Cooper Landing
Enjoy a leisurely, 3-hour Alaska float trip down the turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Your guide will take you through one of Alaska's most beautiful areas, home to eagles, moose, Dall sheep and bears.
Scenic guided trail and sleigh ride experiences suitable for adventurous families. Plenty of wildlife to see on your trip too.
The Alaska Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and museum in Anchorage, is an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska's first people.

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Fun places to visit in Alaska with kids

Alaska is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Alaska's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Alaska with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!


A lot of Alaska's best attractions centre on the amazing surroundings and wildlife of this quite unique state. There are some great tours where you can get to view whales, bears and eagles. There are so many fun places to go with kids in Alaska - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres - just take a look below, plenty of things to do with the children in AK.