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Welcome back Alaska’s migratory birds with the Alaska Hummingbird Festival and juried art show


Ketchikan, Alaska—The Alaska Hummingbird Festival in Ketchikan celebrates the return of the Rufous hummingbirds to the Tongass National Forest. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center will serve as the hub for a series of educational and creative events and activities, including a juried art show, to promote awareness of the spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska.

The Alaska Hummingbird Festival juried art show opening reception was on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau hosted the opening reception. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is located at 50 Main Street in Ketchikan. Artwork will be on display through May 31, 2015.

Besides the art show, the festival celebration continues through May 2, 2015 Scheduled activities include guided bird hikes, the Friday Night Insights lecture series, and films. All programs and activities are free to the public.

The Discovery Center lobby is open Fridays from noon to 8 p.m. Movies start at 12:15 p.m. Through April 24, 2015 the exhibit area will be open on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Teachers are welcome to bring their classrooms for tours during this time.

Summer hours begin on Friday, May 1 with the center being open seven days a week from 8:30-4:00 p.m. Fee collection begins on May 1 with all areas requiring a $5.00 entrance fee. A season pass is available for $15.00 and gets the cardholder and two others in for a daily visit from May 1 to September 26, 2015.


U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest


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