Chena Hot Springs Resort is home to the world’s largest year-round ice environment in the world, the Aurora Ice Museum! It was created from over 1,000 tons of ice and snow all harvested at the resort. The museum was completed in January 2005 and stays a cool 25° Fahrenheit (-7° Celsius) inside. Keeping the museum icy cold in the heat of summer comes from the patented absorption chiller, the first of its kind in the world used for this purpose! Parkas located in the entry way are available free of charge to use during your tour. 

Book your tour at the Activity Center Desk from 9AM - 6:45 PM daily

Please pay for your tour at least 15 minutes prior to the start of tour

Daily Tour Times - 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM & 7PM

      Adults (ages 18+)  $15  

      Appletini (ages 21+) $15 in addition to tour (ID required)

      Youth (ages 6-17)  $10

       Children (ages 5 and under) Free with paying adult

Activity Center (907) 451-8104 x 3 

Tour Prices

Adults $15 (ages 18+)

Appletini $15 in addition to Adult Tour (ages 21+)

Youth $10 (ages 6-17)

Children FREE with paying adult (ages 5 and under)

Tour Times

Aurora Ice Museum tours are scheduled for 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM and 7PM every day, 365 days a year! Tickets are available for purchase at the Activitiy Center Desk. Please purchase your tour tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Aurora Ice Museum gallery features amazing ice sculptures created by 16 time world champion ice carver Steve Brice, certified N.I.C.A (National Ice Carving Association) and his wife, Heather a 7 time world champion.

Within the museum, they have created a two story observation tower with a circular staircase, life size jousters on horse back, a polar bear bedroom, a Christmas tree bedroom, a kid's 2 story fort bedroom and a Northern Lights room with an ice outhouse made exclusively with our Alaska Diamond or Alaska Marble ice.

As you step inside the ice museum for the very first time, you notice the 25 degree temperature and are mesmerized by the ever-changing colored ice crystal chandeliers overhead depicting the Aurora Borealis.

After touring the museum, relax at the Aurora Ice Bar while awed by your surroundings. Enjoy sipping our specialty beverage an “appletini” in an ice carved martini glass for a $15 fee (ages 21+) in addition to $15 tour. The Appletini must be purchased in advance at Activity Center Desk when purchasing your tour ticket (ID Required).  Sit comfortably on our caribou fur covered stools and take in the view or warm your hands by the ice fireplace. The Aurora Ice Museum is truly a one of a kind because it is open year-round! Come see it for yourself today!

Contact Steve and Heather Brice at or or (907) 322-7189 or

3 Day Ice Carving Workshop Prices:

Three day class with three night accommodations for ONE student, including meals, is $2,100.

Three day class with three night accommodations for TWO or more students, including meals, is $1,850 per student. (Maximum class size: FOUR students)


Ice Carving Class (2 hour) Prices:

Two hour class is $180 per person.

Maximum class size: THREE students.


REVISED APR 7, 2015 3:30 PM - DF