Upcoming Events

Lunchtime Seminar

Thursday, March 26
Museum Classroom

Catching 10,000 years of vegetation in models and sediments
Emma Hopla

Museum Discovery Series

Thursday, April 23
Museum Auditorium

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

Curator of Archaeology Josh Reuther and Associate Professor of Anthropology Ben Potter
Presentation begins at 6pm.
Join us at 5:30pm to see objects and meet the curator.
Free admission.

Learn more about the series.

Family Day: Archaeology

Saturday, April 25

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.

March is ART Month

Discover shapes, objects, materials, 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.


Explore our Exhibits

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, March 14 at 10:30am.

Sign up for our art workshops exploring this exhibit.

Learn more about the exhibit. 

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 Winter
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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