Homeschool Kits

Kit loans are on hold until further notice. We are working on plans to resume the loan program beginning in September or October 2020. Stay tuned.

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Lynx Homeschool Kit contents on a black background.Homeschool Kits are designed for hands-on learning in a small group. Use objects to enhance your lessons and help your students explore culture, science, art, and history.


Kits contain specimens, artifacts, models and activities for a wide variety of ages. Kit materials reflect the diversity of the UA Museum of the North’s research collections.



Homeschool Kits

Click on each kit's name for a full description and picture.

NEW! Alaska Rocks and Minerals Kit
Archaeology Kit

Athabascan Kit
Aurora Kit
Bear Kit
NEW! Bird Kit
Engineering on Ice Kit
Lynx Kit
Outer Space Kit
Printmaking Kit
Tracks & Scats Kit
Traditional Games Kit

More homeschool kits will be available throughout the school year. Check this page for new offerings!


How to Borrow a Kit

Choose a kit and fill out our online request form. Please make your request at least 2 weeks in advance. We will contact you to confirm kit availability.

Homeschool Kits are available directly to homeschool families. Kits are compact for ease of transport and contain activities adapted to the homeschool setting. Classroom Kits are also available to homeschool families, but need to be requested through their contact teachers.

Kits are picked up and dropped off at the museum front desk during open hours. Please pick up your kit on the designated date. Failure to pick up within 48 hours will result in cancellation of the loan. Kits should be returned to the museum no later than 4:45pm on the due date. A late fee of $5 per day will apply.

Please note: Kits are available during the academic year (August-May). During June and July, kits are not available for check out.

Cost

Kits are $10 per loan (non-members) or $8 per loan for museum members. 
 
Loan Duration

The duration of kit loans is 1 week.

One kit can be borrowed at a time.  Loan duration can be extended if necessary within the limits of kit availability. Contact us in advance for special requests.

 
Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your loan, contact us at least 1 week in advance. Kits are popular and we often have a waiting list. Cancelling with less than 1 week's notice may result in loss of your borrowing abilities. Failure to pick up is considered a last-minute cancellation.

 
Questions

Contact us at UA-museumlearn@alaska.edu.