It’s rare when a National Wildlife Refuge has an amazing visitor center, but this one is a must-see. Kids and adults will love the displays, including the complete skeleton of a grey whale. You can learn about the grey whale migration from Baja to the Bering Sea, the food they eat, their evolutionary developments, and the seven-year process of discovering and transporting the skeleton to the museum.
The center also coordinates educational programs, from guided hikes to nature photography classes and owl pellet dissections. For those of you interested in Kodiak’s most famed residents, there’s a great 15-minute video on brown bears. Whether or not you’re headed to the refuge, this center is an impressive resource for your exploration of the island’s habitat and wildlife.