Months of Operations:
May 1 – September 22, 2017.
We are available for walk-in tours from now until September 22nd, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.
We will be closed on September 9, 16, 17, 23, 24, 28, 29 for maintenance.
The hours from September 22-30 are limited to the following schedule:
9/22 – 9 am – 6 pm
09/25 – 11 am – 6 pm
09/26 – 9 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm
09/27 – 2 pm – 6 pm
09/30 – 10 am – 3 pm
Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last tour leaves at 5:30 p.m.)
Admission includes a guided tour aboard our covered carts and all day access to the lower landscaped gardens and the Visitor’s Center atrium.
Reservations at the BOOK TOUR button for General Admission are encouraged for the fastest and easiest check-in for the tour, but we do accept walk-in visitors with tours beginning within 10-15 minutes of checking in.
Transportation & Maps
Glacier Gardens is centrally located and easily accessible by all types of transportation. We are located one mile from the Juneau International Airport and seven miles from the downtown Juneau cruise ship docks.
For guests traveling to Juneau on a cruise, we partner with all the major cruise lines who offer a Glacier Gardens Shore Excursion. They provide the easiest, most convenient way to reach us, and offer a tremendous value for seeing a lot of Juneau in a short amount of time.
Guests wishing to book a Glacier Gardens tour independently will want to check with our partners at Tongass Adventure Tours for the Glacier Gardens Transportation Shuttle. Whether you’re on a cruise or staying at a downtown Juneau hotel, you have an easy and convenient option for reaching Glacier Gardens.
Further options for reaching Glacier Gardens include the Capital City Transit bus and taxi service. The city bus drops you off directly in front of the entrance to Glacier Gardens at the Glacier Gardens/Gastineau Humane Society stop after a 35-40 minute ride. You want to take bus route #3 or #4 going to the Mendenhall Valley, and then returning to downtown Juneau (the bus schedule can be found here). Taxi service is available from any location in town and cost roughly $25 each way to and from, and some hotels offer complimentary shuttle service. Uber and Lyft were recently authorized to operation in Juneau, as well. Ask our staff for the bus schedule or to call you a taxi, we’re happy to help.