UAMN Events Calendar

Explore FASHION in December

EARLY EXPLORERS (5 and under, with adult)
Fridays in December, 10am-noon

JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up, with adult)
Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2pm-4pm

TEEN STUDIO (Ages 13-18)
Please pre-register:
Saturday, Dec. 16 from 2pm-3:30pm

Learn more about our hands-on programs. Included with admission. A UAMN family membership gets you in for free all year long!

Holidays at the Museum

Saturdays in December
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Enjoy holiday music, treats, and special store sales!

Learn more about the holidays at UAMN

Winter Break at UAMN

Wednesday - Thursday, Dec. 21-22
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Open Creativity Lab: Fun for all ages! Paint, draw, or make something in the Creativity Lab. Supplies and inspiration provided. Included with museum admission.


Monday - Saturday, Dec. 23-30
9:00am - 5:00pm 

Visit the museum during winter break! Try gallery scavenger hunts. Watch a movie. Discover activities in the Family Room. Drop in for a program in the Creativity Lab. See polar bear art in our special exhibit, Polar Passion, and take an Arctic selfie.

The museum is closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2

Download our winter break flyer for more information


Movies at the Museum

Explore the museum's 30-minute movies. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for access to the day's movies.

  • Dynamic Aurora at 10am
  • Sea Monsters at 11am
  • Extreme Weather at 12pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1pm
  • Extreme Weather at 2pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 3pm
  • Sea Monsters at 4pm
  • Extreme Weather at 5pm

Learn more HERE about the museum's movies.

Explore our Exhibits

Polar Passion
In the Special Exhibits Gallery
A celebration of the Grace Schaible collection. Explore the story of an Alaskan woman, whose love of polar bears and passion for the North led to an extraordinary collection. Learn more about the exhibit.

Expedition Alaska: Archaeology & Mammalogy
In the Collections Gallery
Follow museum scientists as they journey across Alaska in search of clues about the people and animals that make their home here. Watch videos filmed on location that tell the tales of the scientists in search of clues to the region's dynamic history. Learn more about the exhibit.

Nuggets: Alaska in Cartoons
In the Café Gallery
This series of comics by Jamie Smith were chosen from half a dozen years of published work touching on attributes of life in the Arctic and the critters that inhabit it. Learn more about the exhibit.

The Last Road North
Inside the Museum's West Entrance
A collection of photographs by Alaska artist Ben Huff from his larger series The Last Road North. These photos were taken along the Dalton Highway over the course of five years using a large format camera. Explore this remote Alaska highway.

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