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.
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 the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center
Phone Number: (907) 267-1247
TTY/Federal Relay System: 1-800-877-8339
Address: 5600 Science Center Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
- 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!
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.
- 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
- long sleeve shirt
- waterproof or resistant shoes or boots (suitable for hiking)
- rain gear, tops & bottoms
- optional: sunscreen & hat to shield sun
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.