Campbell Creek Science Center

Campbell Creek Science Center buidling

Ignite Your Natural Curiosity

Imagine the discoveries you will make as you explore Alaska's natural world.  The Campbell Creek Science Center's dynamic outdoor programs spark curiosity and build connections with nature for people of all ages.

The Center is the perfect outdoor classroom where learning and science come to life.  Here, everyone is a scientist. Let us guide your journey.

Hours

Hours

Summer hours: The BLM Campbell Creek Science Center is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Winter hours: The BLM Campbell Creek Science Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 .pm.

The Science Center Gate is open 6 a. m.- 6 p. m. Monday-Friday unless posted otherwise at gate. Gate hours are extended for Evening and Special weekend events. 

Contact Us/Directions

Contact the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center

Phone Number: (907) 267-1247
TTY/Federal Relay System: 
1-800-877-8339
Fax: 907-267-1258
Email: sciencecenter@blm.gov

Address: 5600 Science Center Drive Anchorage, AK 99507

Directions 

  • Take Elmore Road from Tudor, Dowling, 68th, or Abbott.
  • Just south of the Elmore Rd./68th Ave. stoplight, go east onto BLM Road near the large brown sign saying “Campbell Tract.”
  • Travel 50 yards to a “Y” in the road and go left onto Science Center Drive, following the large black “Campbell Creek Science Center” sign.
  • Travel ¾ mile on Science Center Drive to the large CCSC parking lot at the end of the road. Please park here.
  • Follow the paved path lined with fish art near the large black CCSC sign around to the front of the CCSC building and you’ve arrived! Welcome!

 

Map of the location of the Campbell Creek Science Center

Come Prepared

Come prepared!

Be there wind, rain, sunshine, or snow…we WILL be outside! In winter, it’s not unusual for Campbell Tract to be 10 degrees colder than the official Anchorage temperature. As a result, coming dressed in the appropriate attire will serve to enhance your personal comfort as well as your overall experience. If at all possible, do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton will not keep you warm. Instead, wear wool or synthetics (fleece or polypropylene). These materials wick water away from your skin and keep you dryer and more comfortable than cotton.

Cold Weather:

  • long underwear; tops & bottoms (recommended)
  • warm shirt
  • heavy sweater
  • warm socks
  • snow pants
  • warm winter coat
  • warm hat
  • warm gloves or mittens
  • face mask or scarf
  • insulated boots
  • optional: hand warmers

Warmer Seasons:

  • long sleeve shirt
  • waterproof or resistant shoes or boots  (suitable for hiking)
  • rain gear, tops & bottoms
  • optional: sunscreen & hat to shield sun

BEAR AWARENESS

Please use caution while recreating outdoors and practice "bear aware" techniques: travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray, and leave your headphones at home! For more information, explore the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's "Living with Bears" Web page

FEATURED VIDEO

Nature Journaling

Students on river bank writing in journals

Always wanted to nature journal? Now is your chance to grow your nature journaling skills with Campbell Creek Science Center.

Play the Quest!

Campbell Tract Quest first page showing map of Campbell Tract and clue locations

Think quests are only found in stories? Think again! Launching on National Trails Day, you can embark on your own quest of the BLM Campbell Tract. Explore the trails, solve riddles, and discover the secrets of the Tract. To begin, download the map and clues, then journey out to the BLM Campbell Tract.

Nature Learning Resources

Check out these fun activities you can do now, right from home.

Thumbnail of 3 Nature learning activity sheets

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Agents of Discovery

Join the not so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors!

Agent Dipper. American Dipper Bird with a BLM uniform shirt on