Summer Hours: 9 am-5 pm Daily
Winter Hours: Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 12 pm-5 pm; Wednesday 10 am-5 pm
Stop by to visit us and learn more about Kodiak wildlife and ecosystems in our exhibit hall, be amazed by the complete skeleton of a 36 foot Gray Whale, or catch a summer interpretive talk by our park rangers. Maps and pamphlets, including an island Bird List, are available at the information desk, and we also have an award-winning 12 minute film about the refuge available for screening on demand.
Our partner bookstore, Alaska Geographic, offers natural history-themed books, cards, gifts and educational curios. Memberships to Alaska Geographic are available at the Visitor Center, and a portion of all sales directly support Refuge education and outreach programs. If you want to know more about Alaska Geographic, please contact the Kodiak Branch Manager, 907-487-0284.
The Visitor Center hosts regular public talks and evening programs that feature current and
on-going wildlife research projects from across the archipelago. Please see our calendar for
current events. You can also view our summer program schedule here.The Center also offers a downtown meeting space for local
conservation-oriented organizations such as Audubon, Sustainable Kodiak and
Whale Fest. For more information about scheduling workshops and other
events, please contact the Visitor Center Manager, at 907-487-0282.
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Kodiak bears and Sitka black-tailed deer both eat fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium), a wild herb that blooms with purple flowers in August.