KTVA 11 Daybreak Family Fun – September Edition

A stand of totem poles ready for young storytellers at Kaleidoscape Play Studio in Anchorage. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

A stand of totem poles ready for young storytellers at Kaleidoscape Play Studio in Anchorage. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Travel Tuesday was full of Alaska family fun this week with KTVA 11 Daybreak. From gardens to road trips, AKontheGO’s monthly appearance on Channel 11 was, as usual, lots of fun.

You can catch the entire segment HERE.

Highlights for September in Alaska? 

Yes, I might have had some fun at KPlay myself. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Yes, I might have had some fun at KPlay myself. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Kaleidoscape Play Studio has REOPENED! This indoor play space, located in the University Center Mall in Anchorage, now offers programs, freeplay, and special deals for kids 0-12. Take a look!

 

Climbing aboard the Alaska Railroad's Glacier Discoverer train. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Climbing aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discoverer train. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

The Alaska Railroad Spencer Whistlestop train is running for another few days, so hop on board to see glaciers, rivers, changing leaves, and perhaps a bear or two. It’s such a worthwhile trip for the whole family. Hint: Drive to Portage and catch the train from there. At a mere 20 minutes, it’s a sure-fire way of making everyone happy. And don’t forget to take a rafting trip wtih Chugach Adventures, either? Mention AKontheGO and you’ll get a discount!

 

Fall is a great time to visit the Alaska Botanical Garden. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Fall is a great time to visit the Alaska Botanical Garden. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

On Sunday, September 11, the Alaska Botanical Garden is hosting their annual Harvest Festival. Bring 3 cans of food and receive $5/pp admission. It’s a great way to wander the gardens, eat some food, listen to some music, and usher in autumn while supporting organizations that help the less fortunate.

 

AK Kid takes it to the finish of a footrace in Anchorage. (Tuesday Night Races do not use bibs, FYI). Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

AK Kid takes it to the finish of a footrace in Anchorage. (Tuesday Night Races do not use bibs, FYI). Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Hey, did you run in the Tuesday Night Races this week? Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at a variety of Anchorage park locations, TNR are a ton of fun for the entire family. Everyone, from baby to grandparent is welcome to walk, run, or roll his or her way along the trails of our city. Every Tuesday evening through November 1, rain, shine, or snowfall.

 

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is operating under fall hours, and has a number of great encounters for families.  Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is operating under fall hours, and has a number of great encounters for families.
Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Looking for a road trip? Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for their new fall hours and some new animal encounters! Two octopus encounters and a sea otter encounter now though mid-October. EEEEK! So. Adorable.

Have a suggestion for an upcoming segment of AKontheGO’s Family Fun on KTVA 11 Daybreak? Let us know in the comments. We love to know what YOU love to do around Alaska.

~EK

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