Return of the hummingbirds to be celebrated with festival

    Rufous Hummingbird Perched-William Garrett is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Hummingbird Festival will begin on Apr. 7, celebrating the return of the Rufous hummingbirds to the Tongass National Forest.

    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center will serve as the hub for a series of educational and creative events, including a juried art show to promote awareness of the region’s spring migratory birds.

    The show’s opening reception, presented by the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, is on Apr. 7, starting at 5 p.m. at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. The artwork will be on display through Jun. 30.

    The festival’s series of events continue through Apr. 29 and include: Saturday morning guided bird walks, the Friday Night Insights lecture series, and Earth Day activities at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. All programs and activities are free to the public.

    Summer hours begin on Monday, May 1, with the center open seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Hours are subject to change for training days, federal holidays, and number of cruise passengers per day.

    Fee collection begins on May 1 with all areas requiring a $5.00 entrance fee.

    Local visitors may purchase a Discovery Center season pass for $15.00 which gets the cardholder and two other adults in for a daily visit from May 1 to Sept. 30, 2022.

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