Museum Calendar

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Illustration of a trees and snow, with a faded background showing a classroom. Text reads
Friday, February 3
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Learn about the diverse many-legged animals that often visit gardens in Alaska, both the beneficial pollinators and predators, from Curator of Insects Derek Sikes.

Child placing vials of colored liquid onto a piece of lab equipment. A plastic DNA model is on the table next to them.
Friday, February 17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

Drop in with your toddler or preschooler to create and discover with hands-on activities in the Creativity Lab. February's theme is DNA!

Two children stand at a table pipetting colorful liquids onto paper towels.
Saturday, February 18
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

Stop by the Creativity Lab for hands-on activities and a themed scavenger hunt. Discover science, history, culture, and art through investigations and crafts. February's theme is DNA!

UAF Giving Day 2023 Logo.
February 22-23
UA Giving Day website

Support the UA Museum of the North during UA's Giving Day 2023! Spine Care Specialists of Alaska will make a $2,000 gift to Museum Education and Public Programs once 10 donors give to the museum during Giving Day.

Closeup of a circular watercolor painting of the aurora, with markers visible on the edges.
Wednesday, February 22
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

Explore the science and stories behind the aurora, watch a science demonstration, and make art inspired by the northern skies. For ages 13-18.

Children stand at a table looking at lab equipment, while three scientists in white coats stand behind the table.
Saturday, February 25
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Discover the building blocks of life! Meet museum researchers, explore how scientists use DNA, build a DNA model, try a scavenger hunt, and more.

Crossroads of Beringia: Alaska Botany & Plant Science exhibit
Collections Gallery

Explore the past, present, and future of the flora of the North through the eyes and adventures of UAMN Herbarium (ALA) researchers.

A bowhead whale skeleton is suspended in a museum lobby.

See the only suspended bowhead whale skeleton in the Americas, now on display in the museum lobby.

360 degree view of museum grounds.

Take a walk around the exterior of the UA Museum of the North to experience historical artifacts, scientific specimens, and larger-than-life artwork. Use your phone's GPS to navigate from stop to stop, or view and listen from anywhere in the world. Download the UAMN Mobile App and Audio Guide.

A totem pole carved with a variety of colorful designs, with trees in the background.
UA Museum of the North

Explore artwork and history outside on the museum grounds.

Green aurora lights dance across the night sky.
Museum Auditorium

Enjoy a movie in the museum auditorium! Movie offerings change on a regular basis. Additional charge applies.

Three children sitting at a table, working on a craft project.
UA Museum of the North website

Create and discover with your family! Explore our archive of over 150 hands-on activities for all ages, designed to do at home.