If you like science, culture and art, if you love to share and explore with children of all ages, if you think museums are important for our community and, if you would like to gain some experience in informal education, don't be shy and contact us!

Museum programs are brought to you by museum educators and members of the Fairbanks community. Volunteers teach school children, guide tours, and help during family events!

"I enjoy guiding the kids to learn new things and think in new ways in the museum, and the best part is how excited they are when they reach those new discoveries." -Heidi Hatcher, Docent


Volunteer docents work with a team to guide K-6th Directed Discovery field trips. Docents commit 3 hours, 1 day per week for a full semester. Training prepares you to use exhibits and hands-on objects to share science, culture and art with students. Docents gain experience in education and interpretation and learn about Alaska's natural and cultural history. Credit available for UAF students.

Docent training occurs in September and January. Email to register or for more information:


We rely on volunteers during our Family Days, sleepovers, and other special events. Volunteers are asked to attend a short training to familiarize them with the museum's goals and programs and learning engagement strategies. Event volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of three events per year. If you are interested in education outreach join our events volunteer crew!

For more information: call 474-5602 or email
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