There will be minor construction and building upgrade to the Iñupiat Heritage Center beginning January 2nd, 2018 through May 15th, 2018 affecting some programs and services:

The ‘People of Whaling’ Exhibit Gallery will not be open from December 1st to May 15th, 2018. All other areas of the building will be available for tours and for visitors.

  • Visits and tours for school groups can still be arranged during the construction period.

  • Rental and use of the Classroom and Multi-Purpose Room will continue.

  • The Gift Shop and Traditional Room will not be affected by the construction.

Access to cultural resources - collections and archives (including audio, film, video, and photographs) will not be available from January 1st  to May 15th, 2018. All Cultural Resource Request Forms must be received by December 1st , 2017 to be processed.

For more information please call 852-0422 or email

Quyanaqpak for your patience and understanding.

We apologize in advance if you have made plans prior to the unanticipated re-construction process.