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River of Bears

UAA Planetarium
UAA Planetarium
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM (AK)

Presented by UAA Astronomer and Producer, Dr. Travis Rector

River of Bears is about the legendary McNeil River Alaska State Game Sanctuary. During the summertime it hosts the largest congregation of brown bears in the world. Bears come from hundreds of miles to the sanctuary to mate, raise cubs, and dine on the abundant sedge grass and salmon. On a typical day in July over fifty bears can be seen at the McNeil River falls, feasting on salmon desperately swimming upstream to spawn. The show tells the remarkable story of these bears as they prepare for the coming harsh Alaska winter, and the visitors and scientists who come every summer to see them.

"River of Bears" is one hour in length, featuring a 21-minute show. Ticket reservations are available online only at Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.

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Online ticket sales ended on 8/23/2019 at 5:00 PM (AK)

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Online ticket sales ended on 8/23/2019 at 5:00 PM (AK)

Event Location
3101 Science Circle Anchorage, AK 99508

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