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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

Adult (ages 18+) $15

Youth (ages 6-17) $10

Children 5 & under free with paying adult.

"Appletini" Beverage served in ice glass (Ages 21+) $15 - Must be purchased in addition to ice museum tour $15 at Activity Center Desk (ID Required)

Activity Center (907) 451-8104 x 3 

Aurora Ice Museum 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)

Aurora Ice Museum 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!

4 Day/3 Night Ice Sculpting Extravaganza Package with Steve & Heather Brice

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Four days with two full days of hands-on sculpting lessons and three nights accommodation in Moose Lodge with swim passes, meals in Resort Restaurant. 

Ice Sculpting Extravaganza Package includes:

Chena Shuttle round trip transportation to/from Fairbanks Airport or downtown Fairbanks, two full days of hands-on sculpting lessons, three nights Moose Lodge accommodations, Aurora Ice Museum Tour, meals in Resort Restaurant, Geothermal energy tour. Maximum four students.

Single    $3019.99

Double   $4999.99 (For 2 persons staying in same Moose Lodge room)

Please contact the Resort at (907) 451-8104 x 0 to book your package with Steve and Heather today! Subject to availability.

More information about Steve & Heather Brice's ice carving history is available at or or 

Ice Carving Class (2 hour) Prices:

Two hour class is $180 per person.

Maximum class size: THREE students.



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Please contact our Special Events Manager at (907) 451-8104 x 7 to book your dream wedding today!

Chena Hot Springs Resort Wedding Information

Let us make your special day completely stress free. Chena offers onsite catering and has a variety of options for every budget. Whether you decide on a traditional indoor event, an outdoor extravaganza with a flowered horse drawn carriage, we can help make your dream day come true!

We have many locations around the resort to choose for your wedding setting; the Aurora Ice Museum, the Aurorium located on a hill overlooking the resort or several meeting rooms.

We also have large or smaller tents available that can be set up at a location of your choosing. We also offer our meeting rooms including the Arctic Celebrations, Chena and Aurora Borealis banquet rooms for your reception dinner or after party.

We may it easy to stay overnight at Chena by booking a Romantic Package ($519.99). See our Packages Section for details on what each package offers. Enjoy your wedding reception or stay for your honeymoon with us and marvel at our 1940 acre pristine resort. Look for our ad in the Alaska Bride Magazine and see gorgeous photos of weddings that have taken place at the Aurora Ice Museum and around the resort.

Make a grand entrance by arriving in style at your wedding ceremony or reception! Horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides are available for $250. We have both a summer white carriage and a winter sleigh to use for your very special day! Arrange a champagne toast & ride for a wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other special occasion. 

Aurora Ice Museum & Wedding Ice Altar can be rented year round for Weddings and Special Events.

The one hour ceremony should be scheduled on an even hour, 10AM, Noon, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM or 8PM.

Aurora Ice Museum rates are based on number of guests attending:

0-35 guests $500

36-100 guests $750

101-150 guests $1,000

Faux fur capes are available for rent for $50 each. They keep the bride & groom warm, toasty and looking fabulous! A white cape is available for the bride and black for the groom.

Ground Van Transportation

We can pick you and your guests up from the Fairbanks airport or any downtown location and whisk you to the resort with our handy round trip van ground transportation, $130 for one way and $195 for round trip for one person traveling alone, $65 for one way and $125 per person round trip for 2 or more passengers in same van on same reservation.

Please contact our Special Events Manager at (907) 451-8104 ext 7 to book your once in a lifetime wedding today!


Photo by Diane CarrioTreat your special someone to an all inclusive package at Chena. This specially tailored package includes an overnight for two in our Moose Lodge including unlimited swim & soak passes during your stay, Aurora Ice Museum tour, 2PM geothermal renewable energy tour, delicious dinner and breakfast for two in the resort restaurant, a welcome champagne basket (champagne can be substituted for non-alcoholic beverage) and a late 1PM check-out.

Offered year round. Advance reservation & 24 hour cancellation notice required or one night Moose Lodge rate will not be refunded.

The Romantic Package makes a great Gift Certificate idea. Please contact our Corporate Office at (907) 488-1505 or to request a gift certificate in any amount. We will be happy to mail it for you too!

2015 Romantic Getaway

2 Day 1 Night

Valid year-round

Pricing valid through September 30, 2017

Must be booked at least 72 hours in advance 


REVISED DEC 22, 2015 8PM - DF