Join a Park Ranger and Tribal Interpreter

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Join a ranger at Xunaa Shuká Hít (Huna Tribal House) or the visitor center

Summer 2021 Daily Interpretive Activities

May 29 through September 6

Enjoy programming at two locations in Bartlett Cove:

Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center
Upstairs in the Glacier Bay Lodge, the ranger desk will be open:
Daily 11:00 am to 4:30 pm (May be closed from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm for ranger guided walk). Phone: 907-697-2661
Park rangers are on duty to help you get the most out of your visit.
Park information, Alaska Geographic books and sales (credit card only), reading area, kid's corner, maps and more.
Exhibits open 24 hours.

Xunaa Shuká Hít (Huna Tribal House)
Located along the shoreline trail just past the Glacier Bay Lodge.
Open evenings daily 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm.
Discover the beauty and significance of this building, a collaborative effort between the National Park Service and Hoonah Indian Association. Visitor hours may be altered to accommodate special events and Tribal/NPS uses.

COVID-19 Safety

In keeping with federal mandates, program participants must do the following:
Face Coverings: Wearing a mask is required, regardless of vaccination status, in federal buildings and outdoors on federal land when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Note: Due to limited building and trail capacity, programs may be altered or terminated due to large group size.


1:30 pm Guided Walk: Forest Loop Trail (90 min) Location: Meet on the front porch of the Glacier Bay Lodge.
Walk with a ranger to track the “footprints” left by a glacier and discover hidden stories of Glacier Bay’s forests and shore. One mile; easy. (Limited capacity) You may also enjoy a self-guiding walk on your own at any time with the free downloadable NPS App. (

7:00 pm At Xunaa Shuká Hít Doors open at 6:30 pm. Group size limited to approx. 30. Building closes at 8:15 pm.

Monday / Wednesday / Friday:
Tribal House Traditions (Approx. 45 min)
Join a ranger-facilitated virtual presentation provided by a tribal interpreter and explore Glacier Bay Homeland from a traditional perspective. Programs vary nightly. Monday's Tribal House Traditions presentation will likely be a recorded program, with ranger present, to accommodate staffing levels.

Sunday / Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday:
Ranger Evening Program (Approx. 45 min)

Join us for a deep dive to explore something special about Glacier Bay. Topics vary nightly1.

Rangers are on board tour boats and cruise ships
Join a ranger!

Trips up the Bay

Glacier Bay Park rangers are also onboard all cruise ships and tour boats to answer questions, interpret the scenery, history, and spot wildlife. They will spend the day aboard to help you appreciate the wonders of your national park.

1 A weekly schedule is available on our event calendar page here.

Last updated: January 11, 2022

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus , AK 99826


907 697-2230

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