Glacier Gardens Exploration & Alaska State Museum

JNU-110 | Juneau, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $84.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Glacier Gardens Glacier Gardens
  • Alaska State Museum
You will see:

Easy Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Tour Overview

What you visit:

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure:
Sprawling across 50 acres of southeastern Alaska's premier rainforest, this innovative botanical garden, home to the unique Flower Towers, provides an in-depth understanding of the temperate rainforest's ecosystem and diverse flora and fauna. Guests learn the history of the property and the unique challenges of gardening in Alaska, and they ride motorized carts into the Tongass National Forest for numerous photo opportunities and views of the region's wildlife. Panoramic views of Juneau can be seen from 580 feet atop Thunder Mountain.

Alaska State Museum:
Housed in a striking new building in downtown Juneau, the museum combines the collections from the former Alaska State Museum and the Alaska State Library Archives. In a modern glass architectural environment, the museum, referred to as SLAM, displays artifacts, photographs and documents detailing Alaska's rich history. Peruse exhibits highlighting the country's original inhabitants, natural history, occupation by Russia, and eventual purchase and statehood. Peruse the art and artifacts of the Alaska Native collections as well as the state's maritime and gold rush history, displayed in such artifacts as recovered shipwreck pieces, mining pans and whaling harpoons. The huge atrium has a life-sized eagle tree replica complete with a nest.

What you see along the way:
Alaska's capital city, Juneau, offers an array of sights as you travel between venues. Glimpse the dense vegetation and natural beauty of Tongass National Forest as well as the city's downtown historic district and vibrant city center.

Photo Opportunities:
Panoramic views of Juneau can be seen from 580 feet atop Thunder Mountain. The 200-degree viewpoint stretches from Taku Inlet and downtown Juneau to the Mendenhall Valley and the Chilkat Mountains on the horizon. Make a scenic photo stop before transfering to the newly remodeled Alaska State Museum.

Shopping:
The Alaska State Museum Store sells a wide array of Native arts, souvenirs, publications, and educational materials.

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Detailed itinerary

Narrated drive to Glacier Gardens with scenic photo stop

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):44
Time at site:00:15 Inside Visit :No
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No

Glacier Gardens visit

Details:
Time at site:01:20
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):15 Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes

Transfer to Alaska State Museum

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):44
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No

Visit Alaska State Museum

Details:
Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):60 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes

Transfer back to ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:05 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):44
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Tour does not operate on Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day due to venue closure.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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