ALASKA-NEWS-RELEASE: Mendenhall Minis at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

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Mendenhall Minis at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. Forest Service will be kicking off its Mendenhall Minis series on November 10, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Mendenhall Minis will be hosted the second Saturday of each month during the winter season, and will highlight a variety of activities and crafts for 3-5 year olds (other ages welcome) and their families. Come visit the Discovery Zone inside the Visitor Center with your family on November 10 to learn about the salmon lifecycle, the different species of salmon in Southeast Alaska, and to celebrate the coho salmon that can be seen in Steep Creek. After the program, families are welcome to explore the visitor center as well as other activities in the Discovery Zone.

The Discovery Zone has been moved from its yurt location to inside the visitor center for the winter season. This space is provided by U.S. Forest Service for kids and their families to learn about the Tongass National Forest. Come explore during visitor center hours.

·         Fish, Wildlife, and Plant themed puzzles and games

·         Sit down with a book from our library

·         Borrow some crayons to complete a coloring page

·         Become a Tongass or Mendenhall Glacier Junior Ranger

·         Try our Agents of Discovery app.

·         Explore the area using the Tongass Family Field Guide

·         Kids must be accompanied by an adult


Visitor Center Winter Hours:

The Visitor Center, Discovery Zone, and Discovery Southeast Bookstore are open all winter during Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoor areas around the visitor center are open 6 a.m. to midnight, year-round.


For more information, go to our web page at, follow us on Facebook at @MendenhallGlacierVC, or call 907-789-0097.


For interviews and information to be used for publication, contact the Tongass Public Affairs Officer at 907-228-6201 or paulrobbins@xxxxxxxxx.



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