Due to plans to evaluate upgrading our facilities, our museum, education center and museum gift shop will be closed until further notice.
Wolf and Wolf Song of Alaska related merchandise can still be purchased
through our on-line "Alaska Wolf Cache" gift shop.
prey species do wolves hunt in Alaska?
What are the differences between dogs and wolves?
How did the wolf become the object of man's fear and hatred?
Song of Alaska's Education Center is the place
to learn the answers to these and just about
any other questions you can think of relating
to wolves, their habitat, and their behavior.
adjacent to our internationally acclaimed Wolf
Museum, the Education Center is a spacious
and well-used multi-purpose room integral to
the mission of Wolf Song of Alaska.
center of the room contains two sets of diagonally
arranged seating which can accommodate more than
50 people. At the front is an elevated platform
for speakers and presentations; the backdrop
is an original floor-to-ceiling mural of Mount
McKinley and its reflection in Wonder Lake, a
breathtaking scene in Alaska's Denali National
Park and Preserve painted by Alaskan artist Richard
room serves many functions: classroom for educational
programs; theater for videos and slide presentations,
meeting area for members-only as well as public
events; a work area with computers for volunteers
and interns; and an exciting extension of the
museum with unique educational displays.
of the time the Education Center is used as a classroom
for groups from local schools, daycare centers,
youth groups, and summer camps who come to Wolf
Song of Alaska to be immersed in wolf science and
lore. After the students explore the large museum
area, talented and energetic volunteers present
programs tailored specifically to the age and interest
level of each group.
Discussions, video and slide
presentations, as well as hands-on learning with
pelts and skulls challenge students of any age
to learn the facts about the wolf.
the center seating area are numerous unique displays,
photographic presentation entitled "Wolf Travel and
the Denali Park Road" featuring more than a dozen
amazing images of wolves taken from the Park Road area
by Alaskan photographers Dorothy and Leo Keeler
pelage, including examples of the many color variations and characteristics
of their fur ( the huge pelt from a Russian wolf shows many of the
distinctive characteristics )
biologists in Alaska radio-collar wolves, track the signals, and
then pinpoint each animal's exact location. This display features
a tracking antenna, and an actual radio collar once worn by an Alaska
showing which countries are home to wild wolves, and the estimated
population for each country
hiking in the wilderness you spot a canid paw print. Was it a wolf?
A coyote? Another hiker's dog? Our display will help you identify
and compare several different tracks, as well as teach you how to
make a cast of the track.
wolves live close to Anchorage? Learn how many wolves inhabit the
mountain wilderness in and around Anchorage and where the pack areas
the Education Center we also proudly display
a variety of artwork done by students in
conjunction with class projects about wolves.
Handpuppets, poems and pictures from elementary
and middle school classes have been a part
of the educational displays, and
we rotate the art projects frequently to
give the new young artists a chance to
show off their talents and wolf knowledge.