ABOUT THE BLM CAMPBELL CREEK SCIENCE CENTER

Instructor and children in front of the snowy Science Center sign

The Campbell Creek Science Center engages all learners in outdoor experiences that increase appreciation, connection, and stewardship of Alaska’s public lands and natural resources.

The Campbell Creek Science Center supports statewide outreach for environmental education, interpretation, and youth engagement for the Bureau of Land Management Alaska. We provide environmental education programs and resources for children and adults, including distance learning, field trips and on location events, and professional development training in interpretation, engagement, place-based service learning, and natural resources guiding skills. CCSC works with BLM-AK offices and partners across the state. 

The Center is located on the BLM Campbell Tract, a 730-acre parcel of public land with diverse habitats, wildlife, native vegetation and 12 miles of recreational trails in the heart of Anchorage.  It is operated by the BLM Anchorage District Office with assistance from many volunteers and partners. 

Our Programs and Facility

The Center serves approximately 40,000 visitors each year with a variety of programs, special events, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and facility rentals. Our talented and enthusiastic staff offer students of all ages custom-designed, hands-on science programs that inspire a sense of wonder and increase understanding of science.

We have something for everyone:

  • Pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school science education and nature awareness programs,
  • Team-building programs for youth and adults,
  • Orienteering and other outdoor skills programs,
  • Scout programs,
  • Evening science programs,
  • Early morning bird walks,
  • Volunteer opportunities,
  • Special events for people of all ages,

…and more!

Our facility offers a retreat-like setting for meetings, trainings, and workshops on science and environmental topics, education, natural resources, outdoor recreation, or health and human services. Rental customers have the options of two different-sized meeting rooms as well as a commercial kitchen.