Museums, Cultural Centers
Soldotna Historical Society, located on Centennial Park Road, features a wildlife museum and historic log village. Among the log buildings is the last territorial school built in 1958, where students studied by the light of gas lanterns, still hanging in the school. Soldotna’s founing settlers arrived in 1947. The “habitable dwellings” which entitled two of these first homesteaders to 160 acres from what is now mid-town Soldotna are part of… ...more
The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska was created to meet the educational needs of students throughout Alaska. Using simulated space and earth science missions, distance education and hands-on workshops, the CLCA inspires youth to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and to consider careers in these fields. Using space and earth sciences as a medium, participants work in an environment that spans the… ...more
Soldotna’s homesteaders arrived in 1947, visit the Soldotna Homestead Museum and take a look at some of the area’s early homestead cabins. The museum also features handmade utensils and pioneer objects as well as Alaska Native artifacts, boats and the original schoolhouse. Hours Summer only or by appt. Admission No admission fee, donations accepted.