Denali Discovery Pack

Two young visitors study the contents of a Denali Discovery Pack

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Calling all explorers!

We encourage families and groups visiting with children to check out a free Discovery Pack from the Visitor Center. Each pack contains an array of educational activities, equipment, and supplies for kids who are keen to learn about Denali science and culture while exploring the park. Your pack may include some or all of the following:

  • Discovery Pack Activity Guide
  • Pencil, colored pencils, pencil sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Thermometer
  • Compass
  • Hand lens, magnifying box
  • pH test kit, water sample jar
  • Books, factsheets

We stock packs with additional supplies as needed, so your family or group need only check out one pack.


Returning the Pack

When you are finished exploring the park, return your Discovery Pack to the Visitor Center during business hours. If the Visitor Center is closed, simply drop your pack in one of the Bear Resistant Food Container return boxes outside the Backcountry Information Center (near the Denali Bus Depot). We appreciate your keeping track of contents but will not charge for missing items upon return. As educators, we know things sometimes get lost! Please use the checklist grid included in your pack to account for all equipment and supplies.
Children explore the park using science tools included in the Denali Discovery Pack

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Improving the Pack

We hope that kids and grownups alike will have fun asking questions and finding answers with the help of science tools and guides included in your pack. If you think of any ideas for improvement, please consider sharing your thoughts on a comment card.
Children explore the park using science tools included in the Denali Discovery Pack

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Last updated: February 15, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am to 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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