Travel Tuesday: Spring break activities in Anchorage
This week marks spring break for a majority of students in Alaska’s largest city and if your family is planning to stay in town, Visit Anchorage has some tips on this Travel Tuesday.
Visit Anchorage’s Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Anita Nelson joined KTVA 11’s Daybreak on Tuesday to talk about family-friendly activities going on this week.
If you're looking for something to do with younger children, Nelson suggests a fun attraction at the Anchorage Museum.
"The Discovery Center is a great place for kids if they’re really curious, because they can do everything with families from create tsunamis to life-sized bubbles,” Nelson said. “They also have some critters there like a sea star and a king crab, and they can also just continue to explore those areas. If they're interested in the stars, they have the planetarium so there’s a little bit of something for everyone to explore in that area."
Are you looking to get the kids outdoors for some fresh air and exercise?
"If you're hoping to both learn and burn, as we say, if you want to hope that they learn something as well as burn some calories, I would suggest the Alaska Zoo," Nelson offered. "They have a lot of trails, and they have both Alaska animals as well as animals that are similar to our climate. They’ve got tigers, wolves, bears. They also have, during this week, afternoon demos with a porcupine."
If you can’t make it to this week's afternoon demonstrations, the zoo also has a program called Wildlife Wednesday, where zoo personnel speak to the public about different animals at 7:00 p.m.
Other outdoor activities Nelson suggested included the Eagle River Nature Center and area trails for a hike.
For those with their eyes on the skies, Nelson suggests taking a trip to the Alaska Aviation Museum.
"They have a flight simulator there, so that seems to be very appealing to all age groups," explained Nelson. "They're also doing aircraft restoration there, so you can actually see projects in process."
For the full Travel Tuesday interview with Anita Nelson, check out the video above.
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