May's theme is Insects

Drop in to the Creativity Lab during program times and enjoy an experience together.  Adult supervision required. Siblings (all ages) are welcome.

Free with admission. Family membership gets you in for free all year long!

EARLY EXPLORERS (5 and under, with adult)
Every Friday of the month, 10am-noon

JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up, with adult)
Special Saturdays from 2pm-4pm

Saturday, May 7:  Butterflies and Dragonflies
Saturday, May 14:  Beneficial Bugs

Learn more  about our hands-on programs.

Museum Discovery Series

Plant Identification: An Essential Life Skill?
Thursday, May 5 at 6pm
In the Museum Auditorium

This presentation looks at the importance of identifying plants. Herbarium Curator Steffi Ickert-Bond will share photos and specimens. Find out what scientists are learning from collections.

See more about these presentations at the museum this spring.

Free admission.

Special Community Event

Special Event: Dinosaurs!
Thursday, June 9

Celebrate summer reading and discovery. See and touch fossils and listen to a story.

At the Noel Wien Public Library
Free Admission

Movies at the Museum

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

  • Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs at 10am
  • Dynamic Aurora at 11am
  • Arctic Currents at 12pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1pm
  • Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs at 2pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 3pm
  • Arctic Currents at 4pm

Read more information about the museum's movies.

Explore our Exhibits

Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs
In the Special Exhibits Gallery

See authentic Alaska dinosaurs from the museum’s collections. Compare your leg to a dinosaur’s. View fossils and try your hand at excavating. Explore a virtual field camp. Practice paleontology and examine dinosaur teeth under the microscope. Discover with us!

Learn more  about the exhibit.

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.

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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