How do I borrow a kit?

Museum Kits contain specimens, artifacts, models and suggested activities for a wide variety of ages. Designed for hands-on learning, the collections can be used in many different ways. Kit materials reflect the diversity of the UA Museum of the North’s research collections and utilize materials from our rich teaching collection to help you explore culture, science, and natural history in your own classroom.

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How to request a kit

Choose a kit and fill out our request form online. Please make your request at least 1 week in advance. We will contact you to confirm kit availability and chosen date.

Kits are available to homeschool families through their contact teachers.

Kits are picked up and dropped off at the front desk of the museum during open hours. Pick up your kit on the designated date. Failure to pick up within 48 hours will result in cancellation of the loan. Kits should be returned to the museum no later than 4:45pm on the due date. A late fee of $5 per day will be assessed.

Please note: Kits are available during the academic year (August-May). During the summer months, kits are resting and not available for check out.



Kit Passes are $25 per academic year. Kit Pass holders can reserve kits throughout the academic year.

PURCHASE A KIT PASS at our annual Educators’ Night, Homeschool Day, online through the museum store, or at the museum's front desk when you pick up your first loan (if your first loan starts within 2 weeks of your date of request).


Loan Duration

The duration of kit loans is 2 weeks for teachers.

Up to two kits can be borrowed at a time. Loan duration can be extended if necessary within the limits of kit availability. Contact us in advance for special requests.

Some kits may be mailed. The requesting school will be responsible for shipping costs. Contact us for details.


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your loan, contact us at least 1 week in advance. Kits are popular and we often have a waiting list. Cancelling with less than 1 week's notice may result in loss of your borrowing abilities. Failure to pick up is considered a last-minute cancellation.



Contact us.

Email: Phone: 907-474-6948.


Support UAMN Outreach

Your support can help sustain UAMN's kit program and provide for delivery to rural communities. Follow the link below to learn about the Cabanis Outreach Fund.

Giving page


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