Mendenhall Glacier, Rainforest Garden & State Museum - a Discovery Exclusive

4.5 hours | Juneau | J N U - 1 3 0
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT

Mendenhall Glacier
One of the most beautiful and accessible glaciers in North America, Mendenhall stretches out over a mile and is part of the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Upon arrival, there are a number of activities you can do. Explore the trails that start from the parking lot, take in the exhibits at the Visitor Center, view the wildlife that roam about the area, or speak with the U.S. Forest Service Rangers to learn more about this incredible natural wonder.

Juneau Rainforest Garden
Learn Native uses of Alaska's indigenous plants when you embark on a self-guided stroll through the lush rainforest, encountering an array of wildflowers, mushrooms, ferns, swamp cabbage, a moss-covered forest floor and spawning salmon (in season).

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. See 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.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
The many trails around the glacier exposes you to the special beauty of Tongass National Forest and boasts ever-changing glimpses of the glacier. Mid to late summer, wild sockeye salmon are visible in Steep Creek, which flows through the area's trail system.

SNACK
You'll be treated to an "al fresco" snack of muffins or pastries and tea at Juneau Rainforest Garden.

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

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
There's wonder around every corner of this exciting excursion, from the wildlife that roams the area around the Mendenhall Glacier to the botanical oasis of Juneau Rainforest Garden.

Special Notes:

All entry fees included. Tour operator is authorized under special use permit to access the Tongass National Forest. Does not include walking on the glacier. Tour order may vary.

Snack: Muffins or pastries, tea

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

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour from pier to Mendenhall Glacier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
75
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour to Juneau Rainforest Garden

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Juneau Rainforest Garden

Time at site:
00:35
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour to Alaska State Museum

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Alaska State Museum

Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Return to ship

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:10