Mendenhall Visitor Center

Winter Hours of Operation

Winter Hours of Operation: October - March
10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday
Closed on Federal Holidays

Closed the month of April

Summer Hours of Operation: May - September
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Saturday
Open on Federal Holidays

The Mendenhall Glacier Cam is back, click on the image below to view the glacier cam

Mendenhall Glacier



Picture yourself a short drive away from the state capital, trees at your back, and in front of you, and an enormous ice field flowing down the valley in a glacier that ends at an iceberg dotted-lake's edge.

The visitor center is set in a cliff above the valley floor, with huge curving windows offering an uninterrupted view of the glacier. Exhibits and a new film help show how the Mendenhall glacier moves and shapes the valley ecosystem. Several trails are based from the Center grounds and offer an alternative, adventurous way to experience the glacier and surrounding areas.

The glacier is also a real-time example of how climate change is impacting the natural world. Our staff will provide information and resources to learn more about the glacier's retreat and what it might mean to you.

We invite you to Alaska to see Mendenhall Glacier, the visitor center and the rest of the exhibits. And we won't be disappointed if you are more impressed with the glacier than the exhibits. That is as it should be.



Eric the Erratic Movie

Crystal Lake Day Camp

    Eric the Erratic Juneau Crystal Lake Day Camp
    This fun movie shows how erratics end up on the landscape. A uniformed FS employee holds up a brown bird at Crystal Lake


Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lectures 2014

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center covered in snow - Winter 2013