Eagle River Nature Center

The Eagle River Nature Center is operated by a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide connections to nature through interpretive education, resource protection and outdoor opportunities. The Nature Center is located within Chugach State Park – one of Alaska’s largest state parks and within 40 minutes driving distance from downtown Anchorage and 12 miles from the town of Eagle River.

Phone Number: 

(907) 694-2108

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Eagle River Nature Center
32750 Eagle River Road
Eagle River, AK
United States

Events at Eagle River Nature Center

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Open House, Jr Naturalist Program
Learn how to make an ice lantern and take home a truly 'cool' holiday decoration. Help us set out ice lanterns to light up the Nature Center trails for our special solstice celebration tonight....


Open House
The Nature Center invites you to our annual celebration of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Bring your own lantern or borrow one of ours. Dress for outdoors and follow the lantern lit path to the big bonfire...


Open House
The Nature Center is a great place to observe woodpeckers, chickadees, and other winter birds. Refresh your bird ID skills for the upcoming Christmas Bird Count on December 31st.


Special Workshop ($40, Registration required)
Workshop covers basics including recognition, management, and rescue, as well as more general issues like proper gear for winter backcountry adventures. The workshop is taught by Mathew Brunton...

Repeats every month on January, February, March, October, November, December on the first Friday until Fri Mar 02 2018 .
10/06/17, 11/03/17, 12/01/17, 01/05/18, 02/02/18, 03/02/18

The Astronomy series meets on the first Friday evening of each month through March. An astronomer presents a special topic (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours) and answers your questions. If skies are clear, be ready to go outside and view the night...

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