Upcoming Events

January is Earth Sciences Month

Discover dinosaurs, geology, earthquakes and more!

Join us for interactive investigations, hands-on exploration, and crafts. Visit the Creativity Lab to enjoy an experience for all ages. Free with admission. 

Early Explorers (under 5) Fridays, 10am-12pm
Junior Curators (5 and up) Two Saturdays, 2-4pm

Learn more about our programs for families.


Museum Open House

Saturday, January 24
12pm - 4pm

Get a look behind-the-scenes at the museum's research labs and collections. Fun for the whole family. Free admission.

Find out more here.

Ocean Exploration Programs at the Public Library

Explore oceans through fun activities for the whole family.

Arctic Whales
Sunday, January 25 at 2pm

Discover whales with a museum educator then watch the museum's new animated film, Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale.

Programs held at the Noel Wien Public Library Auditorium * 1215 Cowles Street, Fairbanks
For more information about these FREE programs, call the Library Youth Services Department at 459‐1052.

Museum Discovery Series

Thursday, February 5

Find out what our scientists are learning from the museum's collections. 

ALASKA'S MARMOTS: Known Knowns and Unknown Knowns
Presenation by Link Olson, Curator of Mammals

In the Museum Auditorium
Free admission.

Learn more about the series.

Family Day: Mammals

Saturday, February 7

Connect with museum collections and research. Discover Alaska science, culture, and art, create crafts, try out experiments, meet the experts, and explore galleries.

Kids 14 & under FREE for Family Day!
Museum Family Days are sponsored by Saltchuk.

Find out more about Family Days.

Vogel 50 x 50
In the Collections Gallery

This exhibit features all 50 artwork donated by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, a librarian and postal worker who amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections in the country. They surprised the art world by donating the entire collection to museums across the country.

The museum will offer a free showing  of the film Herb & Dorothy by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki in the auditorium the second Saturday of each month. Join us for the next screening Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10:30am.

Learn more about the exhibit. 

Explore our Exhibits

Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq
In the Special Exhibits Gallery

The R/V Sikuliaq will aid scientists as they search for answers to our most pressing oceanographic questions. This exhibit explores the ship and the science, while taking a look at a history of creative, oceanographic instrumentation.

Discover the world's last frontier. 


Movies in the Auditorium

Daily This Fall
The museum's 30-minute movies are presented on the hour from 12pm - 4pm in the Arnold Espe Auditorium. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.
Visit our movies page for more information.  
Watch trailers on YouTube.
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