On Saturday afternoon, you can expand your knowledge of a niche market—and the Anchorage area—by joining one of five educational outings. These tours are a combination of seminars and sightseeing, and participants come away with new insights about itineraries. You will register for both your sightseeing tour and educational outing at the same time using the link below.
Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 2-5 p.m. | REGISTER
Big Wild Life
Adventure north of Anchorage to the sun-filled Eagle River valley and the nature center nestled into the Chugach foothills. A network of paths in the valley floor makes wildlife viewing easy. Talk to the animals at the Alaska Zoo as you learn the individual backstories of the well-kept northern wildlife that make their home there.
Aviation and Alaska’s fisheries are forever linked. Meet the fearless bush pilots and their aircraft at the Alaska Aviation Museum after visiting the Ship Creek Salmon Hatchery, where the future abundance of Alaska’s salmon stocks is carefully tended.
Grow & Eat Alaska
The Alaska Botanical Garden is one of only three 100% organic botanical gardens in North America, with 112 acres of outdoor grounds and miles of pathways to explore as the garden greenhouse gears up for planting season. See the deft skills of an Anchorage chef during a local food demo and enjoy the eatery’s urban vibe while you hone your skills with a pro.
Take the Big Swig | FULL
Big Swig is an award-winning local brewery operated by Bryan Caenepeel. A consummate professional, Bryan is all about the science of great beer that’s well-orchestrated and the people who live and love the hoppy life! Join Big Swig, drink the beer, buy the glass, fill your growler, and repeat as needed.
The clever docents of The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center will curate your experience as you tour the Smithsonian Artic Studies Center and the Alaska Gallery, where Sidney Laurence’s mammoth oil painting of Denali hangs in its ornate gilded frame, silencing all who stand before it. Travel through time with our Alaska native peoples and their rich heritage.