Campbell Creek Science Center

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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.

Stay up to date on offered public programs by visiting the activity calendar

Reserve and pay online for field trips and public programs.

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

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.

It is the 25th Birthday of the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center! 

The Science Center is going to celebrate all year long with a variety of programs, events, and special social media posts. Stay tuned since you're invited to our year-long party!  

What memories do you have of the Science Center? Share your stories and photos with us using #25YearsOfCCSC or emailing us at



NOTIFICATION: Welcome back to Campbell Creek Science Center! We are excited to open our doors to the public with new hours starting June 6.

  • Facility Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.— 4 p.m. Closed Federal Holidays.
  • Gate Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Closed Federal Holidays.

This summer, be sure to check out Campbell Creek Science Center as we open our doors to the general public for the first time in two years!

The trails are open.

We look forward to working with you in person again!

Contact Us/Directions

Contact the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center

Phone Number: (907) 267-1247
TTY/Relay System:
Fax: 907-267-1258

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!


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


Nature Learning Resources

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

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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.

Junior Ranger Missions

Be a part of the Junior Rangers! Take part in exciting outdoor missions at Campbell Tract.

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