Educators


Looking for activities for your students?
Check out our Virtual Museum page to explore the museum from home!

 



Child holding a replica skull and looking at the camera.Field Trips

Take your class to the museum

Note: Field trips are modified for the remainder of 2020. Please see "Exhibit Explorations" on the Field Trip page.

A field trip to the UA Museum of the North will enrich your lessons, engage student interest, and create lasting memories.
Visit our Field Trip page.



Child with dark hair holding an activity sheet and looking at a museum exhibit.Activities and Resources

Plan an activity

A wide variety of gallery activity sheets are available, as well as links to other Alaska-based learning resources.
Visit our Activities and Resources page.



Kits & Hands-on Objects

Contents of the Athabascan kit, including a birch basket and dentalia necklace, on a black background.Bring museum objects to your class

Use hands-on objects to help your students explore culture, science, art, and history. Kit materials are designed for hands-on learning and reflect the diversity of the UA Museum of the North’s collections. To borrow kits or individual objects, visit our Museum Kits page.



UAMN Science Night

Child looking at a replica bear skull through a magnifying glass.Let us bring the museum to you

Enhance your school‘s science night or other event with hands-on specimens and activities. We can provide a museum educator and activities for a complete event, or complement your existing plans with an educator and single activity.
Visit our Science Night page.



Child writing on a whiteboard.Homeschoolers

The world is your classroom

Make the museum a part of your learning experience. Attend the annual Homeschool Day,  borrow a kit, or come to our family programs.
Visit our Homeschool page.



Space Science Outreach

An adult and child lean over a table, making a solar system model on a long strip of paper.Learn about the aurora and space science

Get your head out of the clouds and into space with our learning resources for space science and the aurora.  Resources are designed for after school programs, but can be adapted for different audiences.
Visit our Space Science Outreach page.



Teaching Through Collections

Pair of homemade metal crampons for mountaineering.Use museum objects in lessons

Objects in museum collections tell many stories, and spark curiosity and imagination. Learn more about using objects to teach, including activity ideas and online exhibits featuring items from the Denali National Park & Preserve Museum Collections.
Visit our Teaching Through Collections page.



Educators' Night

Enjoy an evening just for you

A person looking at traditional Alaska Native games on a table.We will not be hosting this popular event in 2020, but we hope to be able to celebrate local educators again soon.

Join us on Educators' Night to learn about museum offerings, see kits and explore the galleries. Pre-registration is required for this annual free event. Find more information on our Educators' Night page.