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 this most Northern state is a pretty cool place for a family day out!
There is no denying that the drawcard 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!
A non-profit wildlife conservation center that provides refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals! A great experience for the family!
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!
Amazing animal encounters with rescued animals in Anchorage, with guided encounters, tours, and educational fun at this family friendly zoo!
Enjoy tours in Alaska through this amazing center that rescues injured birds, including bald eagles! Great for animals loving kids!
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!
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!
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 family day out!
Museum of Alaska Transportation Industry tells the stories of the people and the machines that opened Alaska to exploration and growth!
Alaska Museum of Science & Nature is a hidden gem in Anchorage, with hands-on exhibits features dinosaurs, rocks and gems, Ice Age mammals and more!
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.
The past meets the present at the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, where you can explore 7,500 years of Alutiiq heritage!
A multigenerational, hands-on science center puts scientific concepts into an Alaskan context, with a marine animal touch tank and a planetarium!
Ice fun in Fairbanks with multi media ice sculpture demonstrations and displays, and a nightly show!
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.
The Pratt Museum explores the natural environment & human experience relative to the Kachemak Bay region of Alaska!
At the Baranov Museum you can discover the history of Kodiak, Alaska through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits!
Enjoy a large inflatable playground with regularly changing features including themed bouncy castles, obstacle courses, slides and more! Bouncing fun in Alaska for kids!
A fun family business offering winter only activities including husky sledding, snowshoeing and ice fishing!
Amazing tours along the Kenai River, through one of Alaska's most beautiful areas, home to eagles, moose, Dall sheep and bears.
Canopy adventures and zip-lining fun in Juneau, where active kids can explore the amazing rainforest and the Alaskan wilderness!
Canopy and zipline adventures in Alaska, where active kids can spend the day high in the rainforest!
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 ....
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....
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 ....
Scenic guided trail and sleigh ride experiences for those adventurous families, in the beautiful scenery of Alaska!
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.
Visit Alaska's ONLY historic theme park - Pioneer Park! With museums, shops, attractions and much more!
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....
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....
Six million acres of incredible wild land, Denali National Park has snowy mountains to alpine tundra to explore. A quiet and tranquil wilderness awaits!
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to some of the most diverse and spectacular wildlife in the arctic.
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.
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.
Cruise through incredible Alaskan glaciers, mountains and waterfalls! Adventure for those over 5 years with spectacular nature and wildlife!
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....
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 Alaskan nature!
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 and history through these great shore tours, which also explore outdoor recreation!
Cruising past an Alaskan Glacier encountering otters, sea lions, whales, and puffins....a priceless experience.
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.
Step aboard Anchorage's first trolley for a clear view of the city! A lively informative sightseeing tour of Alaska's largest city!
With Alaska Wildland Adventures you can explore the beauty of the north with tours covering Alaska salmon fishing, rafting, sea kayaking, & more
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....
Welcome aboard! Climb aboard for a 3 1/2 hour cruise experience that will take the family into the heart of Alaska!
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!
It may be raining and cold outside, but our trains are comfy and warm inside! You'll know from the very moment you climb aboard the Alaska Railroad you're riding on the best train in the world.
Take an unforgettable journey aboard the “Scenic Railway of the World” to the White Pass summit. Begin your excursion as you board the train in Skagway and travel 20 miles from tidewater, to the Summit of the White Pass - a 2,865 foot elevation!
Explore a fascinating inside into the gold mining history of Alaska, as well as a first-hand experience on how it all works!
SEAICC offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Northwest Coast native art. Park visitors can view artists working and can talk to them about their craft and culture. In addition, SEAICC offers courses in traditional Tlingit art such as beadwor....
Learn what it was like to live and work in one of Alaska's largest gold mining camps.Begin your tour of the Independence Mine State Historical Park at the Mine Mangers's House, which houses the Visitor Center and museum. Inside you'll see displays ab....
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.
The Imaginarium, Alaska's only hands-on Science Discovery Center, is designed as a place where people can have fun learning about science by actually doing science. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids ....
The BLM Campbell Creek Science Center is an outdoor science education center for people of all ages that encourages interest and participation in the balanced management of natural resources.
Amazing glow in the dark mini golf, with reflecting glow paint, and even a glowing waterfall mural! Great family fun!
Fun for all ages in the heart of Pioneer Park , with a fun mini golf course for the family!
A family owned and operated RV park in the Alaskan wilderness, to give you a true Alaskan experience!