Museum

Experience something new together

Education & Public Programs offers a variety of community programs for all ages to explore Alaska’s science, art, culture and history through hands-on activities. Check the happenings page for news about upcoming opportunities for both children and adults. You may also download our monthly flyer to learn more about our specific programs.

Museum members get in free all year!

MUSEUM e-NEWS

For regular updates on the museum's programs and events, subscribe to our monthly e-News, or like us on Facebook!

FAMILY PROGRAMS
Discover and createChild and parent making art at Early Explorers.

Explore a different theme every month!  Discover science, culture, and art through interactive investigations, hands-on exploration and crafts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and encourage multigenerational collaboration. Drop in to the Creativity Lab during program times and enjoy an experience together. Find more information on our Family Programs page.

NEW! TEEN STUDIO (ages 13-18): Select Saturdays, 2 pm-3:30 pm
EARLY EXPLORERS (ages 5 and under, with adult): Every Friday, 10 am-noon
JUNIOR CURATORS (ages 6 and up, with adult): One Saturday per month, 2 pm-4 pm

FAMILY DAYS
Science, art and culture in your handsCurators show off specimens at Fish Family Day,

From September through May, connect with museum research and collections during our monthly themed Family Days. Explore science, art, and culture through hands-on activities. Meet the experts. Learn about UAF research and explore museum collections.

Next Family Day
December 3: Trees

Kids 14 and under are free on Family Days. Proudly presented by TOTE Maritime.

For more information, go to the Family Day page.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Learn something newParents and child work together at an art workshop.

Explore art with a skilled instructor and bring home a one-of-a-kind creation! Designed for children working with an adult.

For upcoming workshop dates and themes, check out the workshops page.

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Celebrate your birthday at the museumUAMN birthday party logo

Looking for a unique birthday party? Does your child like to explore, make art, and experiment with science? Come celebrate at the UA Museum of the North! UAMN birthday parties are designed for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Find more information on our birthday parties page.

 

MUSEUM SLEEPOVER
Spend a night at the museumSleepover logo

Join us for after-hours special activities and night time gallery explorations. Create, explore, and sleep among the exhibits. An evening snack and light breakfast are provided.

More information is on our sleepover page.

SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Enjoy special exhibits year roundThe field tent in the Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs special exhibit.

Special exhibits explore a variety of subjects. Interactive elements make exhibits enjoyable for the whole family. Special programming around the exhibit themes is developed every year for families.

For information on our current special exhibits, go to the exhibits page.

 

FAMILY ROOM
Be curiousBoy playing with dinosaur toys in the family room.

Our Family Room is a place for children and adults to be curious and feel at home. Collection-based touchable materials, toys, puzzles, and books encourage quiet investigation and intergenerational discovery time. The Family Room offers a low stress environment for all ages to explore and relax.

Included with regular museum admission. Open daily.

Support UAMN Public Programs

You can help connect children and adults to museum science, culture, and art. Follow the link below to learn more about opportunities for giving.

Giving page

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